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Perched on Bodie Island in the northern-most part of North Carolina’s famous Outer Banks, Nags Head is an immaculate beach town with rich history and deep local tradition. Cozy vacation rentals line the sandy shoreline, from oceanfront cottages and spacious condos to modern homes and breezy beach rentals. Award-winning cuisine, extravagant shopping, family-friendly entertainment and breathtaking sights surround you.
Nags Head attractions are fit for the whole family, with world-class water activities like sailing, surfing, kayaking and boogie boarding all just steps from your vacation rental. Snorkel past abandoned shipwrecks of the 19th century, now home to aquatic critters and marine wildlife. Take a romantic sunset cruise as the dolphins bound to-and-fro. Or bring the kids for an afternoon of mini-golf, go-karts and rides at one of the amusement centers.
Just be sure to save time for everybody’s favorite attraction – the beach!
Beach rentals and vacation homes in Nags Head put you in the epicenter of adventure, fun and local culture. Aside from the exhilarating watersports and fishing excursions, Nags Head is home to Jockey’s Ridge State Park – the tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States. Stand atop the mound for awe-inspiring sunset views, or hang glide through the air for what visitors call a “once in a lifetime experience.”
Vacation rentals inland offer hiking, biking and outdoor recreation at sites like the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. Enjoy a quiet walk along the trails as you observe the diverse plant and animal life.
History abounds on the island, with eight nearby attractions on the National Register of Historic Places. Bring the family to the Wright Brothers National Memorial located in Kill Devil Hills, just minutes from Nags Head. Snorkel the USS Huron shipwreck a few hundred feet offshore in search for long lost treasures. Head to the Nags Head Town Artwork Collection to experience local artistry, photography and paintings that tell the story of this cherished beach town.
Nags Head vacation rentals aren’t just a place to sleep. With spacious kitchens and large dining areas, guests celebrate the chance to prepare home-cooked meals with succulent local ingredients. Though the options for eating out are also abundant. Restaurants here feature top-trained chefs, fresh seafood, farm-fed beef and award-winning sauces and spices. Enjoy the famed stuffed flounder casserole at Tale of the Whale or the outrageous house-made desserts at Owens’ Restaurant. Taste the island’s renowned “Old Bay” seasoning or the tangy tartar sauce from the Austin Seafood Company. Don’t worry, the kids can still belly up to all-you-can-eat buffets or you can grab a delicious deli sandwich for on-the-go satisfaction.
Nags head vacation rentals come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s an oceanfront condo, cozy cottage or traditional beach house, we have the best deals on all available properties. Experience one of America’s top beach towns with TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals.