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Popular amenities for Nags Head vacation rentals

Stay near Nags Head's top sights

Jockey's Ridge State Park395 locals recommend
Outlets Nags Head134 locals recommend
Nags Head Fishing Pier74 locals recommend
Roanoke Island Festival Park151 locals recommend
Fish Heads Bar & Grill150 locals recommend
Pirate's Cove Marina35 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Nags Head

  • Total rentals

    1.1K properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    600 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    390 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    950 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    31K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Nags Head


Typical American beach towns got into the tourism groove in the 1940s and ’50s, but Nags Head is anything but typical. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s barrier islands known as the Outer Banks (or OBX), Nags Head has been a popular resort area since the 1830s, drawing visitors with its colossal sand dunes and long, sandy beaches. Those pioneering vacationers’ oceanfront cottages are now among the many national historic landmarks in Nags Head, where old traditions live side by side with an impressive concentration of watersports and recreation, including the world’s largest hang-gliding school.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nags Head

Given its location along the Gulf Stream, Nags Head experiences a humid subtropical climate, in that there is little variance in precipitation from season to season. Summers are hot and humid, with extremities reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit, though cooling sea breezes can offer some welcome relief. Winters in Nags Head are very mild, with temperatures seldom dropping below the 40s, and typically bottoming out around 50 degrees. It should be noted that the entire Outer Banks region is susceptible to hurricanes from June through November, so any visits planned during that time should be made with caution, paying close attention to local weather forecasts.

Top things to do in Nags Head

Nags Head Woods Preserve

Open from dawn till dusk with family-friendly (and pet-friendly) trails, Nags Head Woods is a living ecosystem just west of the sunny beach strip. Featuring 1,400 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and wetlands, the entire area is protected by the bank of sand dunes along its eastern border, allowing rare plants to thrive despite the nearby salty air.

Jockey’s Ridge

Situated in a vast 426-acre park with two self-guided trails, Jockey’s Ridge is arguably the most famous natural attraction in OBX. This is the mother of all sand dunes — the largest on the East Coast. Climbing it in time for sunset is a rite of passage, and hang-gliding off the top of it is how the sport got its start.

Jennette’s Pier

There are a half-dozen piers up and down the OBX, but Jennette’s is the longest at 1,000 feet, and one of the most popular. Built in 1939 as a concrete structure, it had taken beatings over decades of hurricanes, but eventually reopened as a state-of-the-art facility and educational center in 2011.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals near Nags Head's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Nags Head's top attractions. We offer over 3,730 vacation rentals near Jockey''s Ridge Treasure Hunt, over 2,600 vacation rentals near Jennette''s Pier, over 3,730 vacation rentals near Jockey''s Ridge State Park, and over 2,830 vacation rentals near Outlets Nags Head, and so much more! Experience the best of Nags Head right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Nags Head?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 360 vacation rentals in Nags Head featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Nags Head?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Nags Head. Choose from more than 390 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in cottage rentals in Nags Head?

    Experience the best of Nags Head with our cottage rentals, starting at about $90 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Nags Head have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 260 house rentals with self check-in in Nags Head. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Nags Head have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with a bbq area in Nags Head. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Nags Head have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 condo rentals with a gym in Nags Head. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Nags Head townhouse rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 40 townhouse rentals with pools in Nags Head, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there family-friendly cottage rentals in Nags Head?

    Nags Head has more than 60 family-friendly cottage rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Cottage Rentals in Nags Head?

    Enhance your stay in our Cottage Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 40 homes with a bbq area, over 40 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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