Where is Nags Head NC?

The Outer Banks is a chain of islands stretching over 200 miles long, many of the locals identify certain areas by their MP mile post. The town of Nags Head begins at roughly mile post 10 and stretches south down to mile post 25. Some even break the town of Nags Head into two sections identifying mile post’s 16 through 25 as South Nags Head. 

Home to Nags Head Fishing Pier!

The Largest Sand Dune on the East Coast!
- Jockeys Ridge!

Public Beaches!

Nags Head North Carolina reigns its name from the Horses that use to roam the entire Outer Banks freely and still do in Corolla.  This section of the beach is known for its old-style cottage design and the famous Jockeys Ridge State Park, home to the largest sand dune on the east coast! Nags Head has many breath-taking views of the Oceanside that can be seen from the Nags Head Fishing Pier which is a great area for fishing but one of the local’s favorite spots is a walking path located in Nags Head Woods Preserve ( which is actually part of Kill Devil Hills right off of Ocean Acres). On this path you will witness amazing views of salt marshes, unique birds, plants and possibly spot a few deer before ending up at a quiet little sand beach sitting right off the sound. This is the perfect spot to snap a photo and enjoy a light picnic. 

Things to do in Nags Head NC

Whether you’re interested in purchasing or making your own unique beach jewelry or looking for a boutique with the latest bohemian beach trends Nags Head has it all!! They are home to a few famous and local favorites that have been featured on Food Networks, Diners Drive In’s and Dives. Nags Head is known for its laid back atmosphere accompanied by their large selection of reputable resturants!  Neighboring South Nags Head this area has plenty to offer every member of your group. The town of Kill Devil Hills is just next door and offers a multitude of dining options, shopping spots and local art as well. Jennette's Pier is located in Nags Head and offers many education camps throughout the summer as well as ghost crab tours at night!

If you are looking for a fun time outside, Nags Head is home to the newly built Dowdy Park which offers great outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy.  Whether you’re eating, shopping, bike riding or enjoying the view at Jockeys Ridge Nags Head NC is the perfect spot for you!


There are public beach accesses available that can be found here 

Visit Official Nags Head Town Website 

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