Nags Head, NC, USA

Nags Head, NC, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,600 vacation rentals near Nags Head. From 1,164 houses to 193 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.

Beachside getaways in Nags Head

Nags Head invites visitors to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where sandy beaches, tons of shopping and dining options and family-friendly amenities welcome vacationers for getaways on the ocean. The plentiful parklands mean picturesque hiking spots abound, though most of the action takes place on the water, with the Atlantic Ocean and Roanoke Sound both perfect for boating adventures, fishing and all sorts of water sports. Since the town sits on a narrow barrier island, most Nags Head vacation rentals are right on the water, with dreamy walkouts to sandy beaches and beautiful views of the sun rising over the ocean each morning.

Hitting the waves in Nags Head

With the ocean and the sound on each side of Nags Head, you'll find endless ways to enjoy the waterfront here. Local vendors are on hand to equip you with all the water sports equipment and experiences you could need, whether you want to try your hand at paragliding and kiteboarding, or prefer calm canoeing and kayaking outings along the coast in search of the best swaths of sand. You don't even need a board or boat to enjoy the water, though, with plenty of places to splash around with the kids, and lots incredible sea life to discover while snorkeling.

Attractions for all in Nags Head

With everything from national parklands full of hiking trails and beaches, to aquariums, arcades and mini golf nearby, Nags Head offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment. Just north of town, pay a visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial at the site where the famous duo brought their airplane dreams to life. Along with the landing sites, a monument and a life size model of the flier itself, you can walk through a reconstructed camp that shows what life was like in the early 1900s, and check out interactive exhibits and displays at the visitor center.

Sun-soaked summers in Nags Head

Nags Head's beachfront location in the Outer Banks means summer is a prime time for vacations, when hot afternoons call for beach days filled with swimming, surfing and paddling beneath the beaming sun. If you visit during the warmest months, you'll want to look for a Nags Head vacation rental on the water, so you can walk out to the beach, and many come equipped with pools and hot tubs, too. Since summers can get a bit busy, consider a visit in spring or fall. The shoulder months are warm enough for outdoor activities and the beaches will be much quieter than in the middle of summer.

Sand dunes and sea air in Nags Head

Located on a barrier island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Nags Head brims with amazing ocean views, sandy beaches and lots of spots to soak up the fresh sea air. Jockey's Ridge State Park is close to many Nags Head vacation rentals and has an intriguing landscape of sand dunes to explore, with boardwalks running through and wildlife like red foxes, white-tailed deer and osprey to spot in the surrounds. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is just a few miles south, with incredible coastal hiking trails, where you're bound to spot some of the 100s of bird species that live here.