Nags Head Live Cam

On Roanoke Island and at Pine Knoll Shores

Live Cam North Carolina Aquariums - South View - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head - United States


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  • North Carolina Aquariums
  • Jennette's Pier - Nags Head
  • 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
  • North Carolina - United States
  • (252) 255-1501

An exceptional banquet facility all at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head

Welcome to Nags Head, an area of North Carolina’s Outer Banks that is rich in history and steeped in tradition. You hold in your hands a book designed to help you explore the particular nature of both Old Nags Head, a historic district that stretches one mile along the Atlantic Coast as well as the Nags Head of today.

The first part of the book guides you along the Nags Head Walking Tour, a carefully mapped out tour taking you alongside many of our state’s oldest beachfront cottages. The second part of the book, the Nags Head Guide, gives you all the information you need to know while visiting the area about the attractions, activities, restaurants, shops and accommodations that continue to lure vacationers to this area more than 150 years after the first vacationer set foot on these shores.

Whether you’re planning a visit or are already here, you’re in for a wonderful treat!

Hang Gliding: Jockey's Ridge State Park is the spot for learning to fly like the birds. Lessons from qualified instructors are available. You may also want to try aero-tow gliding, available at Corolla and the Currituck Airport.

Diving: Along our sea floor rests the remains of more than 1,500 ships, which is why the Outer Banks coast is also known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. There are several dive shops that offer charters offshore for wreck diving, lessons, and equipment rental.

Crabbing: Easily harvested by the beachcomber, the blue crab is found abundantly along the Outer Banks and can be caught with minimal equipment and skill. All you need is a length of cord with suitable bait tied to one end — chicken necks or fish heads do nicely. Throw the bait into the water, wait a few minutes, then pull on the line gently to see if you get a nibble. If so, s-l-o-w-l-y pull the bait to the surface, but not out of the water, dipping up the crab slowly with your dip net. Another method is to use circular crab nets and collapsible crab traps. This way is especially useful when crabbing from a bridge, pier or dock. With these, the bait is tied securely to the center of the net and lowered into the water. Raising the trap after three to five minutes should provide you with several nice crabs. Crabs can be caught from late spring into early fall, but the best time is May, June and July.

Cruising: Whether a daytime harbor tour or an evening under the stars, there are a number of sight-seeing cruises offered here on a variety of vessels, from sailboats to headboats. Special charters can be booked for private parties, family reunions or weddings.