Driving on the Nags Head beaches is permited from October 1st until April 30th of each
year. If you wish to drive on the beaches during this time, you must obtain
a 25 dollar permit from the Town of Nags Head office.
Driving is permited during all seasons without a permit on the beach at Oregon Inlet.
Boat docks and ramps are often private property of various associations and homes.
Please check your cottage's list of amenities to see if there is a private dock or
ramp which you can use (sometimes for a fee).
A public launching spot leading to the ocean can be found in South Nags Head at Oregon Inlet.
This launching spot is free of charge and can be used by anyone at any time.
If you wish to launch a jet ski or smaller boat into the sound, there is a public ramp
located at the end of the large bridge leading into Manteo. After crossing the bridge,
turn left and you will find this launching spot.
and Fun Things to Do
The Lost Colony Play
One hundred and seventeen men, women and children establish the
first English settlement in the new world on Roanoke Island in 1587-then
mysteriously disappear... the exciting story of The Lost Colony,
America’s first and longest-running outdoor drama. Written by Pulitzer
Prizewinner Paul Green and performed under the stars at the beautiful
Waterside Theatre, the show has thrilled over three million visitors
since its debut in 1937. Andy Griffith, a long-time resident of Manteo,
NC, was one of the early stars of the Lost Colony
Nestled among the trees at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on
the north end of the island, the Elizabethan Gardens are a special place
of peace and natural beauty amidst the crush of the tourist-laden beach
resorts less than ten miles away. A traditional English flower garden
which is, for now, somewhat of a secret.
The Roanoke Aquarium
This aquarium is located on the sound in Roanoke Island. The aquarium displays
different fish which are indiginous to the Outer banks. Other animals such as turtles,
aligators and river otters are also featured here. Many additional fun activities for
children. Also check the calendar which is linked at the top of this page to see if
any aquarium events are being held while you visit. Further information can be found
on their website or by calling 252-473-3493
The Downeast Rover
The Downeast Rover is a 55' topsail schooner. Venture onto the
protected waters of beautiful Roanoke Sound. View exquisite wildlife
including dolphin, osprey, heron, and sea birds of many kinds. Help trim
the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax and enjoy the beauty
of North Carolina's historical Outer Banks.
For Reservations and/or More Information Call: 252 473-4866 or toll free
1-866 SAIL OBX
The Crystal Dawn
A 65 foot headboat powered by twin
6-T1 diesels, The Crystal Dawn plans fishing trips for up to 50 people and
for up to 100 people. The most modern equipment including all new
tackle, shiptoshore and CB radios, fathomers, and fish finder.
Tickets sold in advance, book your trip today! Call: 252-473-5577 Or
Write To: Crystal Dawn Fishing Parties 100 Patty Lane Manteo, NC 27954
Jockey's Ridge (a.k.a. The Dunes)
Jockey's Ridge State Park is a 414 acre park and is home to the largest
sand dune on the East Coast. The trek to the top of the highest dune
allows a spectacular view of both Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, as
well as the Roanoke Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. The climb to the top
is a challenge, but the chance of seeing the many hang-gliders and kites
makes it worthwhile.
Jockey's Ridge State Park Box 592 Nags Head, NC 27959.
The Park number is 252-441-7132
Lighthouses of the Outer Banks
One of the Outer Banks' main attractions are the various lighthouses scattered
across the islands. Click on the following link to access information and locations
of each major lighthouse.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial
Come to where the first powered plane took off. This memorial is better described
as a museum, for it features documentaries on the Wright Brothers, plane replicas and
other special exhibits. For more information, visit the link below or call at
The following links will give a bit of history to the Outer Banks and Nags Head:
Wikipedia of the Outer Banks
Wikipedia of Nags Head
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