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Nags Head North Carolina

Updated on September 3, 2014
Nags Head North Carolina is one of the more interesting spots on the North Carolina Outer Banks.
Nags Head North Carolina is one of the more interesting spots on the North Carolina Outer Banks.
Bodie Island Lighthouse North Carolina Outer Banks
Bodie Island Lighthouse North Carolina Outer Banks
Sun Rise Nags Head Beach On North Carolina Outer Banks
Sun Rise Nags Head Beach On North Carolina Outer Banks

Nags Head North Carolina On The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Nag's Head North Carolina is a town located in Dare County North Carolina. Virginia Dare the first English child born in the new world was born on near by Roanoke Island and the County of Dare is named for Virginia Dare. You can see the outdoor play , " The Lost Colony " on Roanoke Island. And the mystery of what happened to the lost colony continues to this day.

How Did Nags Head Get Its Name?

It is not known for sure but the legend is that wreckers would tie lanterns to the heads of mules and lead them along way back up on the beach. Men on ships would see the slowly moving lights and think it was other ships moving on the ocean and steer in the same direction and run aground. The wreckers would then steal all the goods on the ship.

Go Hang Gliding At Jockey Ridge For The Thrill Of A Life Time

Located in Nags Head is Jockey Ridge which is the largest sand dune on the east coast of the United States. The sand dune has migrated over the years from wind and erosion and it has buried a miniature golf course and the old Nags Head Motel. Jockey Ridge is a popular spot now for hang gliders. From the top of Jockey Ridge you can see both the ocean and the sound.And there is a sound beach on the Roanoke Sound side that people love to use and enjoy.

Jockey Ridge and the sand dunes are located in the 426 acre Jockey Ridge State Park. You can find out more information about the Jockey Ridge State Park by giving them a call at (252) 441-7132.

The ocean and the beaches are the most popular attractions in Nags Head and don't forget that Nags Head has three great fishing piers. The pier and surf fishing in Nags Head and all of the outer banks is some of the best fishing in the world. If you've never been deep sea fishing you really should consider going while you are at the North Carolina Outer Banks.

It was around 1830 that Nags Head became a popular resort destination and it remains one of the more popular spots on the outer banks today. If your into lighthouses don't miss the Bodie Island Lighthouse which is located at 10005 Old Oregon Inlet Road and if you want more information about the Bodie Island Lighthouse call (252) 441-5711.

While your in Nags Head don't miss the Whalebone Welcome Center located on Highway 12 in Nags Head. Here you can find out all kinds of great information about the rest of the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Whalebone Welcome Center is located at the northern entrance to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Y0u can call the Whalebone Welcome Center at (877) 629-4386.

There are no campgrounds located in Nags Head but there is a RV Park and a Camp Ground up in Kitty Hawk North Carolina which is not very far away .


Adventure Bound Campground Kitty Hawk North Carolina


20 tent sites, no RV sites.
Hot Water and Showers, Guest Laundry, Central Campfire Area, No Pets. Open and Wooded Sites.


Telephone Numbers.


(877) 453-2545, (252) 255-1130


Kitty Hawk RV Park Kitty Hawk North Carolina

8 RV sites, no tents or pop-ups.
Water, Sewer, Cable & Electric. Oceanfront access. Several sites yearly lease.

There are four public campgrounds located with in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and camping is permitted only in the campgrounds. You can find out all the information you need about camping on Ocracoke Island by calling 1-877-444-6777. All of the campgrounds do charge a fee.

Nags Head Hotels And Motels

There are many hotels and motels in Nags Head with great rates. Be sure and shop around for the best rates at Hotels and Motels in Nags Head North Carolina and you can start looking at all the hotels and motels in Nags Head North Carolina by doing a search at Google.

Seafood And The North Carolina Outer Banks

You will find that the Seafood on the North Carolina Outer Banks is the best in the world and you will find many great seafood restaurants located up and down the North Carolina Outer Banks. Places with names like Tale of the Whale and the Long Cedar Cafe. Look for restaurants that serve local caught seafood for the best seafood. And if your here in the summer time consider going early or late to avoid crowds. You can find a huge collection of Nags Head Restaurants and Cafes by doing a search at Google.

I love to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the winter months when there are far fewer people and you can walk on the beaches for miles and never see anyone. This is when you find a lot of great sea shells.

Have you ever been to Nags Head North Carolina? Please post your comments , tips , suggestions , or questions below now and thanks for taking the time to read my Hub Page.

Dogs On The Beach In Nags Head

You can take your dog on the beach in Nags Head but he or she must remain on a leash and you are responsible for cleaning up any waste. You are not to bury waste on the beach or throw it into the ocean. And you must maintain control of your dog at all times. Your dogs leash can not be over six foot in length.

Nags Head Dolphin Watch

Here's a really great deal especially for nature lovers and small children. You get to go on a great boat ride and you will see dolphins. And any day you can see dolphins is a great day. You can find out all the information you need about the Dolphin Watch and make reservations by calling (252) 449-8999.

Nags Head Pier In Nags Head North Carolina

Here we have the Nags Head Pier In The North Carolina Outer Banks
Here we have the Nags Head Pier In The North Carolina Outer Banks

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I love NC and the outer banks. So many people live in NC that have never been to the outer banks and that is sad.

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Another great Travel Hub, you may have a Travel Book for NC here?

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