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Nags Head
With eleven miles of sand, it's no surprise the beach is everyone's favorite attraction in Nags Head. This Outer Banks town just south of Kitty Hawk offers ocean fans every sort of shoreline sport, from sailing and kayaking to snorkeling past shipwrecks or hang-gliding over the sand dunes of Jockey's Ridge State Park. Step into the past with a walk through the historic district and enjoy the area’s distinct architecture.

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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off points for hang gliders.
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Parks; State Parks
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Bodie Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer... more Owner description: An interesting and still important lighthouse that can be visited but not climbed. (NOTE: The lighthouse is currently under construction, and is expected to re-open in summer 2013, with the ability to be climbed for the first time) less
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Jennette's Pier
Jennette's Pier
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Outer Banks Old Time Photos
Outer Banks Old Time Photos
Owner description: With costumes, props and authentic scenes you and your family can reenact the Civil War by choosing your favorite side North or South; slip into the Flamboyant Old South as a... more Owner description: With costumes, props and authentic scenes you and your family can reenact the Civil War by choosing your favorite side North or South; slip into the Flamboyant Old South as a Southern Gentleman and Southern Belle attending the latest Social Gala; "Go West Young Man" to the gun slinging days of Cowboys and Dancing Girls, after a long night out come slip into the clawfoot tub with your favorite girl; Slide into the Roaring Twenties where Mobsters rule and Flappers dance the night away; sail back to the tradition of the Outer Banks where Blackbeard roamed and enlist your crew to be a band of Thieving Pirates, Arrggh!. Fun for the entire family while getting an Old Time Photo to last forever. Your professional photo will be ready in minutes while you choose the perfect frame and themed poster making your photo ready to hang on your wall or a souvenir to give away. A forever captured memory of your Outer Banks Vacation. New for the 2014 season Steampunk!!! less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Nags Head Fishing Pier
Nags Head Fishing Pier
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Scammell's Corner Surf Shop & Ice Cream Parlor
Scammell's Corner Surf Shop & Ice Cream Parlor
Ranked #1 of 79 Restaurants in Nags Head
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Surfin Spoon
Surfin Spoon
Ranked #2 of 79 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Blue Moon Beach Grill
Blue Moon Beach Grill
Ranked #3 of 79 Restaurants in Nags Head
Price: $8 - $40
Cuisines: American, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Grill, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Sunset Slush
Sunset Slush
Ranked #4 of 79 Restaurants in Nags Head
Price: $3 - $7
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout
Cafe Lachine
Cafe Lachine
Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Surf Side Hotel
2.5 of 5
Surf Side Hotel
$79 - $295
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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Nags Head Beach Inn
Nags Head Beach Inn
$75 - $200
Ranked #3 of 5 Nags Head B&B and Inns
Nags Head Inn
Nags Head Inn
$111 - $294
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

RelaxInn B&B
RelaxInn B&B
$197 - $263
Ranked #1 of 5 Nags Head B&B and Inns
First Colony Inn
3.5 of 5
First Colony Inn
$133 - $321
Ranked #2 of 5 Nags Head B&B and Inns
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Islander Motel
Islander Motel
$88 - $150
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head

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4.0 of 5
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