Nags Head Things To Do

Nags Head things to do are endless. It's a recreation wonderland that stretches from beneath the sea into the heavens. Whether you’re an amateur or professional adventurer, you’ll discover plenty of Nags Head things to do to satisfy you and the experts and equipment to make your pick a pleasurable and safe one.

For Nags Head recreation, try snorkeling famous shipwrecks, sailing sound waters, surfing rolling seas or soaring over Jockey’s Ridge in a hang glider. Witness wildlife through dolphin watches or by wetting a fishing line. Nags Head has a stem to stern bike path that runs along the Beach Road (N.C. Highway 12) from MP 10 to MP 21. Nags Head recreation might also be taking the Nags Head Walking Tour and learning about the original 13 cottages built for summering over.

Natural wonders top the list for Nags Head things to do. The beach is the main entree with soundside bathing and treks to Jockey's Ridge as exciting side dishes. Explore Nags Head by foot, bicycle, watercraft or plane for a complete view of the fragile ecosystem.

Family fun and kiddy thrills range from arcade extravaganzas, a summer carnival, climbing adventure park and disco bowling blasts to go-kart races and rounds of golf or mini-golf. Enjoy an outdoor family movie on the soundside or become a karaoke star. Inside fun or outdoor Nags Head recreation adventures await in this vacation haven.

Remember: Locals refer to N.C. Highway 12 (aka Virginia Dare Trail) as the Beach Road and U.S. Highway 158 (aka Croatan Highway) as The Bypass.
 

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Outer Banks Family YMCA

Nags Head Thing To Do
3000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 449-8897

This 28,000-square-foot facility offers a 25-meter indoor lap pool and a wellness center with state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment. You'll enjoy more than 80 group exercise classes including TRX, cycle, yoga, Barre, Zumba and more. Aquatic classes are also available, and you'll find racquetball courts and a full-court gymnasium for pickleball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. After your workout, enjoy the dry saunas and hot tub....read more

This 28,000-square-foot facility offers a 25-meter indoor lap pool and a wellness center with state-of-the-art...read more

Outer Banks Family YMCA Water Park

Nags Head Thing To Do
3000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 449-8897

Jump into some fun at the Outer Banks Family YMCA’s outdoor water park. It’s fun for the whole family with two pools that have something to offer everyone. The lower pool has water cannons and other water toys, two dedicated 25-yard lap lanes, a water slide and a zero entry that makes it easy for younger children to get in the water and play. For...read more

Jump into some fun at the Outer Banks Family YMCA’s outdoor water park. It’s fun...read more

Outer Banks Sporting Events

Kill Devil Hills Thing To Do
2234 S. Lark Avenue, Nags Head
(252) 255-6273

Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes multiple fitness events throughout the year. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of these events supports two Outer Banks nonprofits – Outer Banks Relief Foundation and Dare Education Foundation – and this is why the slogan of Outer Banks Sporting Events is Run for a Reason. Outer Banks Sporting Events hosts races: Running of...read more

Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes multiple fitness events throughout the...read more

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina

2000 Sailfish Drive, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Manteo
(252) 473-3906
(800) 367-4728

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing boats return from the Gulf Stream to the Pirate’s Cove Marina to unload their catches of tuna, dolphin, wahoo and other deep-sea fish. If you’re interested in seeing the fish before they’re cleaned, head down to the docks and watch the mates hurl the whopping creatures onto the docks. Kids...read more

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing...read more