Nags Head

Nags Head

A fusion of historical charm and modern luxury by the sea

Welcome to Nags Head

With its sublime blend of historical richness and modern allure, this coastal jewel is truly a breath of fresh air. Here, serenity walks hand-in-hand with vibrancy. Feel the ocean's mist as you walk down lanes rich with history, all while the present-day town buzzes with life around you. Nags Head is the epitome of a redefined coastal experience that makes it the beating heart of the Outer Banks.

What to Love

  • Effortless beach access for all — ownership optional
  • Central location, with quick jaunts to dining and attractions 
  • An architectural mosaic of vintage cottages and modern homes
  • The quintessence of nostalgic charm fused with modern vibes

Local Lifestyle

In Nags Head, you can't help but embrace the ebb and flow of time. Here, streetscapes narrate a layered tale of historical allure and present-day zest. Imagine strolling by a charming mid-century cottage, and a few steps later, you're admiring a sleek modern home that embodies coastal luxury. Whether you're a history enthusiast, beach bum, or foodie, Nags Head invites you into a lifestyle that harmonizes yesteryears' charm with the conveniences and entertainments of modern coastal living.

Things to Do

For a slice of adventure that's as educational as it is thrilling, don't miss a visit to Jockey's Ridge State Park. Not only does it offer the tallest sand dunes on the East Coast, but it's also a haven for kite flyers, sandboarders, and those who simply wish to marvel at the sunset.
And who could pass up a day at The Outer Banks Seafood Festival? This annual extravaganza is more than a food festival; it's a celebration of the local community. Enjoy the finest seafood, live music, and arts and crafts as you drink in the panoramic views of the surrounding seascape.
For a day on the water or in the sands, head to Harvey Soundside Park. Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head Fishing Pier, and Pirates Cove Fishing Center are popular spots for a fishing outing.

Overview for Nags Head, NC

3,096 people live in Nags Head, where the median age is 55.6 and the average individual income is $50,838. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

55.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Nags Head, NC

Nags Head has 1,521 households, with an average household size of 1.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Nags Head do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,096 people call Nags Head home. The population density is 467.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.9 / 51.1%

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