Even though this is an older motel, it is very clean and modestly updated. The lady in charge of cleaning has worked at the hotel for over forty years and they take pride in how well maintained they keep it. Every room has a balcony/ porch facing the ocean, and from the front of your room you can see the Sound making you have the "island feel". When staying here, you have private access to the beautiful beach right outside your door. The Blue Heron has an indoor pool and hot tub, along with an outdoor pool. One thing we really enjoyed was their LARGE ice machine to fill up our coolers for no cost. Staying here means that you are just down the beach from Jeanette's Pier, which is fun to explore and free to walk out on and fish. The Blue Heron is located in the Nags Head part of OBX which is our favorite because you are close to so many great restaurants and activities. If you do come here, you have to try Millers, and Pamlico Jacks! Best places to eat with great atmospheres!