Nags Head, NC, a quaint beach town in Dare County, is big when it comes to points of interest. Being a beach town, it has various piers that offer recreational activities including fishing and swimming. One of the most fascinating attractions in the area is the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, which attracts many visitors each year. It's a fun-filled attraction that is ideal for families, so be sure to check it out while staying at your Nags Head Inn.
Nags Head Dolphin Watch
7517 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
The Nags Head Dolphin Watch provides an incomparable nature tour that lets you get close to amazing Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. You will learn a lot about their feeding and social behavior. There are other wildlife species to observe while you're here which include pelicans, ospreys and more. During the trip, you will be able to listen to an in-depth commentary regarding the history of the place as well as the local ecology. It boasts of being the only guided dolphin tour which is operated and managed by dolphin researchers and experts. The tours are done mainly to fund the ongoing research projects that are targeted towards nature conservation. It's one of the first Nags Head attractions that you should visit.
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nags Head, NC
The highest natural sand dune system in the eastern part of the country can be found in Nags Head. As one of the significant landmarks located in the state's Outer Banks, it attracts tourists with its sand dune system which has been formed over the years with wind and erosion. The major landmark in the area is a castle. Erosion has buried a miniature golf course as well as the Old Nags Head Hotel. You can enjoy various outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kite flying, sand gliding and hang gliding. There is also a museum here that provides useful information about weather and sand. Wildlife viewing is also a wonderful activity to do, as there are plenty of bird species, mice, foxes, squirrels, wild rabbits and deer. You can also climb to the top of the ridge to get a spectacular view of the ocean and coastal line. It's another attraction you can't miss during your stay at a Nags Head Bed and Breakfast.
Bodie Island Lighthouse
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
Located just south of Nags Head is a black and white horizontal striped tower. Although the Bodie Island Lighthouse is not open for climbing in 2011 due to renovations, there is a visitor center which features exhibits that tell the story of the tower. The area is also good for birdwatching.