Nags Head, NC, USA

Nags Head, NC, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,895 vacation rentals near Nags Head. From 1,423 houses to 215 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nags Head for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Your Cares Will Melt Away at Your Nags Head Vacation Home

When the stress of your daily life become too burdensome and you need to get away from it all, heading to a Nags Head vacation home is the perfect answer. Nags Head is a popular tourist destination because of its tremendous beaches, and the area is removed from the hustle and bustle of big city life. You can easily feel right at home in your Nags Head vacation rental when you enjoy amenities like a huge deck or balcony overlooking the beach, beach access, private bedrooms and more.

Outdoor Recreation

Nags Head, North Carolina, has miles of uninterrupted and absolutely gorgeous beaches with pristine sand and clear water for you to enjoy. Some will enjoy beach access just steps from their vacation home in Nags Head, but there are also numerous access points that you can enjoy using. In fact, there are more than three dozen different beach access points that you can use while on your trip. Some of these have a bathhouse available for you to use, and these access points include Hargrove, Jennette's Pier and Epstein. Other options without a bathhouse include Baldeen, Bainbridge, Juncos, June, Indigo and several others.


A trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina would not be complete without spending some time shopping, and you will love the great selection of shops near your vacation home. Two large shopping venues are located in the area, including the Tanger Outlet Nags Head and the Outer Banks Mall. Both of these options have dozens of brand name stores that you can explore while on your trip. In addition to these shopping destinations, you can also shop at stand-alone retail shops that sell t-shirts and souvenirs, artwork, antiques, beach gear and more.


Your well-appointed vacation home in Nags Head has a full kitchen for you to enjoy, and there is convenience associated with being able to prepare some of your meals in-house. However, there are times when you want to treat yourself to a meal out on the town while on vacation, and there are plenty of wonderful options available for you to try out while you are in the area. Some of the top-rated options are Owens Restaurant, Blue Moon Beach Grill, Miller's Waterfront Restaurant, Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern, and numerous more.


Despite its coastal location, Nags Head is a community that boasts four distinctive seasons. In the summer months, you can expect warm to hot temperatures and high levels of humidity, and this means that it is the perfect time to enjoy fun-filled days at the beach with family and friends. The spring and fall months are transitional, and these months are often cooler than the summer. However, because the months are transitional, there can be dramatic differences between daytime highs over a short period of time. Winters in Nags Head are cool and even cold at times. Freezing weather is possible, and the area usually does receive some snowfall each year. Snowfall is more common on the mainland than on the island.

How to Get There

Getting to Nags Head is easy to do, and your main options are flying, driving or boating into the area. If you choose to boat into the area, you may make a reservation at one of the private marinas before you arrive. If you are flying in, the Dare County Regional Airport is located just a few miles away, and you can rent a car to get around town while on vacation. You can also fly into the Virginia Beach airport located north of Nags Head. From Virginia Beach, take Highway 158 to Highway 12 to reach the town. If you are driving your own car, make the connections to the Virginia Beach-Norfolk area. Then, take Highway 158 to the Highway 12 connection.

Attractions In and Around Nags Head

Looking for places to see while you're in Nags Head? Local attractions include Full Throttle Speedway and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf. Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Wright Brothers National Memorial. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head Woods Preserve and Festival Park.

You could easily spend a day shopping at Tanger Outlet Center. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head Fishing Pier and Nags Head Golf Links.