Attractions in Nags Head, NC

Natural wonders top the list for attractions in Nags Head, NC. The beach is the main entree with soundside bathing and treks to Jockey's Ridge as exciting side dishes. Portions of Nags Head Woods are also here and provide a chance to explore one of the most varied and rich maritime forests on the East Coast. Explore Nags Head attractions by foot, bicycle or watercraft for a complete view of the fragile ecosystem. Or, if you’re on the adventuresome side, fly high above the narrow strip of land on a hang glider or in a plane.

Whether you're snorkeling for shells, kiting on the ridge, biking or walking the town bike path, traveling a wooded trail, hang gliding, sailing, kayaking or surfing, attractions  in Nags Head, NC, offer many inroads to nature. And, for wonder of another sort, spark your creativity with a visit to Gallery Row or tour the town's public art collection. Or pick up a copy of the Nags Head Walking Tour at local bookstores and explore the original Nags Head cottages known as the Unpainted Aristocracy. State of the art beauty exists in all forms -- natural and manmade -- in this little Outer Banks seaside habitat. Most of it is free for the asking.

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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