Nags Head, NC, Attractions

Including Kill Devil Hills, NC, Attractions & Kitty Hawk Attractions

The biggest draws on the Outer Banks come in a lot of varieties, with history and nature being most prevalent when exploring Nags Head, NC, attractions, Kill Devil Hills attractions and Kitty Hawk attractions. All three areas blend into each other as far as most visitors know, but each holds its own distinct place in the events or natural places that interest visitors and locals alike. The Nags Head, NC, attraction that's best known is one that's very hard to miss – the tallest sand dune on the East Coast – Jockey’s Ridge. Not only does this sandy Nags Head, NC, attraction grab your attention, but all the favorite activities of Nags Head centered around the dune, such as kite flying, hang gliding, sunset gazing and taking a running tumble down the dune (hey, you’re not an Outer Banker ‘til you’ve done it!), make it a pretty well known spot. Sharing space with Kill Devil Hills attractions is Nags Head Woods, which crosses town lines in its verdant wonder. This woods system is one of the most diverse maritime forests on the East Coast and is worthy of your respectful walk along its trails. Another popular spot in Kill Devil Hills is the Wright Brothers National Memorial commemorating our first attempts – and success – at powered flight.

Looking Beyond Nags Head, NC, Attractions

Farther north of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, the two main attractions in Kitty Hawk are Kitty Hawk Woods, a beautiful place to relax amid hardwood trees and shade in the summer, and the Monument to a Century of Flight at the Aycock Brown Welcome Center. 

And, while Mother Ocean is always an attraction, the sound is also a draw as a Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, NC, attraction. Each town has public access sound sites, and some are handicapped accessible. Parents of wee tikes should take note that locals know that a day at the sound is a lot more pleasant than an ocean venture when it comes to non-swimmers. Sound waters are shallow and usually very calm. You can check out all the Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head sound sites here. 

Nags Head, NC, Attraction by Category or Location

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H2OBX

8526 Caratoke Highway, Powells Point
(252) 491-3000

Nothing satisfies your craving for fun like a day at H2OBX Waterpark, located just 3 miles north of Wright Memorial Bridge. Start with that perfect Carolina sun. Add a dose of adrenaline as you climb six stories and shoot down the Rogue Wave or drop 90 screaming feet down The Plank. Stir in a float down Teach’s Tide Adventure River. Test your skills on the...read more

Nothing satisfies your craving for fun like a day at H2OBX Waterpark, located just 3...read more

Jennette's Pier

Nags Head Attractions
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 255-1501

In 2021 Jennette’s Pier celebrates its 10-year anniversary since reopening in 2011 as part of the North Carolina Aquariums division. Known as “the place to be” in Nags Head during the summer season, anglers catch a wide variety of fish while sightseers can watch brown pelicans overhead and bottlenose dolphins swimming in the sea.

The pier is surrounded by wide, clean public beaches, free parking...read more

In 2021 Jennette’s Pier celebrates its 10-year anniversary since reopening in 2011 as part of...read more

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Nags Head Attractions
8770 Oregon Inlet Road, off N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301

It's all about making fishing memories at this legendary Outer Banks marina. A fleet of 48 boats offers a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while the headboat offers a choice of morning or afternoon inlet/sound fishing. Offshore vessels travel to the Gulf Stream, where anglers enjoy a full day on...read more

It's all about making fishing memories at this legendary Outer Banks marina. A fleet of...read more