Nags Head, North Carolina

Visit the largest sand dune on the East coast.

  •  Nags Head has been known for its historical cottages, which are mostly located across from Nag Heads most meaningful landmark, Jockeys Ridge state Park.  The park is home to the largest natural sand dune in the eastern U.S.  Over the years the sand dune has migrated from wind and erosion, along the way the sand dunes have buried a miniature golf course and the Old Nags Head hotel.
  • Hang-gliders are known to gather here and the area is great for hiking and biking.  Jockeys Ridge also has a museum that is informative on sand, weather, and animals that live in this region. Every time you visit is a new experience, lagoons spring up and the sand shifts.  Jockeys Ridge has a sound beach that you can swim in, this is found on the Roanoke Sound side of the beach.
  • Nags Head has many attractions for the family.  There are beaches for swimming, and a variety of water sports.  There are three piers, Nags Head Pier. Jennettes Pier, which was destroyed in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel, but was renovated and reopened in May 2011, and the Outer Banks Pier, which is a popular fishing area. There are also amusement parks and miniature golf courses for the kids.  Nags Head has the longest stretch of oceanfront at 11 miles; this town is the largest on the Outer Banks.
  • If you are looking for old charm and relaxation, Nags Head is the place for you.  Nags Head was incorporated in 1961 and it takes pride in its clean water, low development and open spaces.  The residential population year round is 2,800.  The beach itself is ideal for families and several families make this town their annual vacation spot.