Step into the sand with a Nags Head vacation rental. With 12 miles of beaches, restaurants, and attractions, Nags Head, North Carolina is the epicenter of the Outer Banks. With a perfect location, sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Roanoke Sound, there's no shortage of beaches to enjoy.
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Yes, 49 of our Nags Head homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 108 of our Nags Head vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local Nags Head team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
Nags Head is a seaside town along North Carolina's Outer Banks, a strand of barrier islands popular for their beautiful beaches and outdoor activity. Nags Head got its curious name when early settlers tied lanterns to horses’ necks and walked them along the dunes at night. Unassuming captains would mistake the horses for boats, run aground, and have their cargo seized.
The southernmost town before crossing the Marc Basnight Bridge to Hatteras Island, Nags Head is one of the most popular towns in the Outer Banks. Nags Head vacation rentals on the east side of the bypass provide walking-distance access to the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Homes on the west side of the bypass offer soundside exploration, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and more. Choose from modest cottages and condos to expansive multi-family homes with private pools and wide-ranging amenities. Our large selection of Nags Head vacation rentals have something for every type of Outer Banks guest.
Nags Head is an hour’s drive from Hatteras Island and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, which is the tallest brick lighthouse in the world. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is a short 15-minute drive, as is the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk. The famous Jeanette’s Pier in south Nags Head hosts many public and private events throughout the year, in addition to offering some of the best fishing in the world. Seasoned surfers enjoy some of the best year-round surf on the east coast on Nags Head beaches. There are also plenty of places offering surf lessons for those trying to learn. Strong and consistent winds during the spring and fall months make Nags Head an ideal kiteboarding destination. Those looking for more relaxing activities will appreciate Nags Head’s abundant shopping and dining opportunities. Catch some bargains at the Tanger Outlets and then grab lunch at one of the dozens of excellent local restaurants. Start planning your Outer Banks vacation and browse our selection of vacation rentals in Nags Head, North Carolina.