Nags Head North Carolina is truly the place that has it all! Located to the south of Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head has long been the favorite spot of local fishermen. The largest village in the outer banks by land area, Nags Head has 11 miles of coastline. Nags Head is nationally known for having the largest natural sand dunes on the eastern shore. The famous Jockey’s Ridge State Park offers breathtaking views of Nags Head from the tops of its giant dunes. Climb to the top and see the sound and the ocean at the same time while recapturing your youth and flying a kite higher than ever before. Want to try your hand at hand gliding or just want to watch; it is all here in Jockey’s ridge.
Since 1830, Nags Head has been well known as a resort community and is often used interchangeably by the national media when referring to the Outer Banks. Nags Head is often referred to as the Hang Gliding capital of the US with the dunes and constant wind gust creating ideal conditions for skill levels from novice to expert.
From outlet malls to miniature golf to snorkeling to hangliding to just relaxing on the beach, a great time awaits you in Nags Head. Have the fresh local seafood delivered straight to your door or be waited on in some of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks. Feel like dancing? Nags Head has a night club open 7 nights a week with a little something for everyone. Prefer more low keyed activities? Nags Head has town bike paths and wooded trails you can bike or walk along.
Ladies let’s not forget the Outlet Mall just in case it rains. This is the only area with local restaurants right on the ocean. Whether you want casual dining on the pier, or fine dining right off the beach you can only do that here in Nags Head.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park: Nationally known for its towering sand dunes, Jockey’s Ridge ever changing coastline make it a very popular tourist destination. The park’s dunes are constantly moving and changing shape due to erosion and wind gusts and have even completely engulfed a local miniature golf course. A must destination for fans of hang gliding and kite flying, Jockey’s Ridge has also attracted a number of visitors looking to scale the enormous sand dunes some reaching 110 ft. A visitor center, museum and picnic area also allow for Jockey’s Ridge to be the ideal location for a day trip.