Nags Head Attractions, Including Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk

Complete Info on Nags Head Attractions 

Outer Banks attractions come in a lot of varieties, with history and nature being most prevalent when exploring Nags Head attractions, Kill Devil Hills attractions or 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 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 the mountain of sand grab your attention, but all the activities that are centered around the dune such as kite flying, hang gliding and sunset gazing also make this spot pretty well known. Sharing space with a 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 Kill Devil Hills attraction is the Wright Brothers National Memorial commemorating our first attempts — and successes — at powered flight. The two main Kitty Hawk attractions 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 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 with your non-swimmers. Sound waters are shallow and usually very calm. You can check out all the sound accesses here.

Nags Head Attraction by Category or Location

Kill Devil Hills Attractions | Kitty Hawk Attractions | Nags Head Attractions

Jennette's Pier

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

Jennette’s Pier is a state-of-the-art educational center and fishing pier complete with a pier shop, classroom and banquet hall, and it's the newest Outer Banks attraction, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The pier features wide, clean public beaches, free parking and a bath house with outdoor showers. With its mantra of Fishing, Family and Fun, Jennette’s offers something for everyone. There’s world-class fishing, unique... read more

Kill Devil Hills

Town Hall
(252) 449-5300

At the geographic center of the Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills (KDH as it’s known) is perfectly situated for those who want to see both the northern and southern ends of the Banks in one vacation. Kill Devil Hills is the largest town on the Outer Banks in terms of year-round population, and it offers a wealth of services, fast-food restaurants and necessity businesses. But... read more

Kitty Hawk

Town Hall
(252) 261-3552

Kitty Hawk is known the world over for its association with the Wright brothers and flight. The Wright brothers didn’t actually fly their airplane here, but they did arrive and depart the Outer Banks at Kitty Hawk, and they found accommodations in the rural soundside community for some of their visits in the early 1900s.

More than a century later, Kitty Hawk has shifted its focus... read more

Nags Head

Town Hall
(252) 441-5508

The first resort area on the Outer Banks beaches, Nags Head is still drawing vacationers more than 150 years later. Nags Head is one of the largest towns on the Outer Banks, and it’s filled with everything anyone needs to enjoy a great vacation by the sea.

Nags Head offers a mix of vacation accommodations, from small cottages to luxurious homes, from mom-and-pop cottage court efficiencies... read more

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

98 N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore and head boat vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while offshore vessels offer full-day trips. Anglers go for a variety of species depending on the season including billfish, tuna, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, flounder, drum, bluefish, cobia and more. Anglers aboard charters do not need to purchase fishing licenses,... read more