Destination guide

The beachside setting of Nags Head is ready to explore

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Nags Head. Renowned for its fishing, seafood restaurants and surfing, this city welcomes all visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Nags Head

Are you looking for things to do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Nags Head for its fishing and surfing. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Nags Head has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Destination Fun (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Nags Head Golf Links (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Full Throttle Speedway (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island (5.6 mi / 9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Nags Head

Travellers enjoy Nags Head for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Nags Head

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Nags Head is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jockey's Ridge State Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Nags Head Woods Preserve (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Festival Park (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Elizabethan Gardens (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Roanoke Island (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Nags Head

The nearest airport is in Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Nags Head?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,954 holiday rentals around Nags Head. From 1,381 holiday houses to 152 cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Nags Head is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Nags Head?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Nags Head:

  • South Nags Head: 323 holiday homes
  • Laughing Gull Cottages: 101 holiday homes
  • Ocean Side Court: 126 holiday homes
  • Sea Retreat: 118 holiday homes
  • Colington Harbour: 35 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nags Head?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Nags Head. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bodie Island Lighthouse: 2,290 holiday rentals
  • Tracks in the Sand: 2,446 holiday rentals
  • Seaside Art Gallery: 2,456 holiday rentals
  • Sweetgum Swamp Trail: 2,468 holiday rentals
  • Oregon Inlet Fishing Center: 2,302 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nags Head listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nags Head?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,381 Houses in Nags Head. Our other popular types of Nags Head holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 152 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 323 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 152 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nags Head?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,177 holiday homes with pool available in Nags Head. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.