Visit Nags Head for Natural Beauty and Historical Treasures
As one of the most popular and frequented locations in the Outer Banks, Nags Head has gained a reputation for unparalleled beauty and a level of outdoor excitement that is beyond compare. Not many can say this about their favorite coastal town, and not many can live up to the hype quite as well as Nags Head.
Nags Head represents what the Outer Banks are all about: long, picture-perfect beaches and a town steeped in so much tradition and history that you cannot help but be fascinated by the centuries-old structures. To catch a glimpse of some of the original vacation cottages on Nags Head, be sure to spend an afternoon on the Nags Head Walking Tour that winds along Cottage Row.
While you will certainly enjoy visiting these beautiful beach homes and other structures such as the Bodie Island Lighthouse, natural wonders are what really set Nags Head apart. Whether you decide to hike, climb, or hang glide over Jockey’s Ridge State Park, a visit to the tallest sand dune on the east coast is always a memorable and worthwhile excursion for the entire family.
Leaving the best wonder for last, the beaches here are overflowing with relaxing and exciting pursuits that can accommodate just about any whim. However, the availability of recreational pursuits typically depends on whether you set up your beach camp on the Atlantic Ocean side or the soundside.
Although sunbathing and swimming are typically popular on the soundside since the beach is wide and sandy and the water is calmer, the open ocean is the place to go for a more diverse selection of water sports. With fishing, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving (be sure to visit the USS Huron Shipwreck) just a few of the exciting activities mere steps away from your oceanfront Nags Head vacation rental, it is easy to see why people can’t help but come back to the Outer Banks year after year.