ranks Nags Head one of the 18 best beach towns in the United States ranks Nags Head one of the 18 best beach towns in the United States

February 13th, 2023

The Town of Nags Head has been ranked by as one of the 18 best beach towns in the United States.

Nags Head is also one of three in North Carolina towns to be included in the story by travel writer and editor Lauren Dana Ellman that was published January 25.

“A seaside sojourn is always a good idea, and, fortunately, you don’t need to travel too far to embark on a relaxing beach getaway,” Ellman writes.

“That’s because America is home to a slew of incredible beach towns, all of which boast stunning scenery and postcard-worthy vistas. And, should you end up needing a break from the beach, most of them also feature vibrant downtown areas (think: shopping, dining, drinking, and entertainment offerings) or can’t-miss nearby attractions (such as historic lighthouses and nature preserves).”

Ellman’s summary about Nags Head:

“Situated along North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks region, the town of Nags Head—which features 30 public beach access points—is not to be missed. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is best known for its towering sand dunes, while the nostalgia-inducing Outer Banks Fishing Pier offers excellent fishing and an on-site restaurant. Speaking of food, gourmands will especially love Nags Head for its abundance of seafood spots like Sam and Omie’s, Owen’s, Tale of the Whale, and Sugar Shack Fish Market Oyster Bar and Grill.”

Visit NC’s public relations team provided responses regarding an inquiry distributed by the HARO media lead platform, according to the February 8 edition of Visit NC Newslink.

“The online roundup highlighted the wonders of Bird Island and the Kindred Spirit Mailbox in the Sunset Beach description. Selling points for Emerald Isle included beachcombing and the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, while Jockey’s Ridge State Park and fishing helped make the case for Nags Head.”

Joining Nags Head on the TripSavvy list from North Carolina are Sunset Beach in Brunswick County and Emerald Isle on the Crystal Coast. California is the only other state with three entries (Huntington Beach, Montecito, Avila Beach).

Also selected were Gulf Shores, Alabama; Daufuskie Island, South Carolina; Long Beach, New York; Lincoln City, Oregon; New Smyrna Beach, Florida; Pass-A-Grille, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Rockaway Beach, New York; Corpus Christi, Texas; Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Cape May, New Jersey; and Chatham, Massachusetts.

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