Guide to a Perfect Vacation in South Nags Head


south-nags-head-things-to-doOne of the best places to spend time during your Outer Banks vacation is in South Nags Head. The area offers those who visit a relaxed beach experience. To the west of South Nags Head is the northern most point of the Cape Hatteras National Wildlife Refuge, creating excellent sunset views for those who choose to stay in the area. Read below to find out the best way to spend your day in South Nags Head!

The best way to get your summer day started in South Nags Head is to go to the beach as early as possible. Since most South Nags Head vacation rentals either sit on the east or west side of the beach road (South Old Oregon Inlet Rd.), walking to the beach is as easy as walking out your front door or across the street. Once at the beach, vacationers will find that the area’s beaches are quite uncrowded. The uncrowded beach will allow you to spread out and play some beach games. Paddle ball, corn hole, and volleyball are local favorites but you will have room to enjoy whatever beach activity you prefer!

One of the best things about South Nags Head is that there is only one commercial property on the entire stretch of beach south of Whalebone junction. Luckily, the only piece of commercial property there is also a great place to eat lunch! FishHeads Heads Bar and Grill is located on the Outer Banks fishing pier and serves food and beverages alongside one of the very best ocean views on the beach!

Just past the end of South Nags Head is the Bodie Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a great place to visit for a quick dose of entertainment and an educational experience. Those who visit the Bodie Island Lighthouse have the option of purchasing a guided tour to the top of the structure. Be sure to wear some athletic shoes as scaling the 200 steps to the top of the lighthouse can be a workout! Once atop the lighthouse, the views are absolutely amazing. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to climb one of our nation’s most historical maritime structures!

By the time you return back to your vacation home from the lighthouse, chances are you will be pretty tired and ready for a little bit of relaxation. Fortunately, watching the sunset in South Nags Head is an evening experience you will not soon forget. Take a moment to sit back, relax, and watch the warm summer sun set over the uninhabited park service land to the west of your vacation rental!

To truly appreciate the time you spend in South Nags Head, all you have to do is take in the natural beauty that surrounds the area. Be sure to consider this wonderful part of the Outer Banks when planning your Outer Banks vacation!