To access the beach, head down the beach road, otherwise known as North Carolina Highway 12 or S. Virginia Dare Trail. There are lots of access streets to get to the beach that also offer parking, such as at Albatross Street, Town Hall Street, Grey Eagle Street or Lumulus Street. Shower stations can be found down other streets, such as Abalone Street and Hargove Street. Whether you fancy a dip in the clear ocean waters or a stroll along the coast, you and your best canine pal are bound to have a blast! While Fido can enjoy sinking his paws into the sand, it is illegal to dig large holes on the beach. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash no longer than 10 feet. It is also important for you to note that the sand dunes are off limits.
Nag’s Head has a lot more to offer than the beach. There’s also a number of piers to explore, such as the Nag's Head Pier, Jennette's Pier, and the Outer Banks Pier. The beach plays host to events such as 5ks, water sports shows, and festivals. From October 1 to April 30th, 4x4s are allowed to cruise the beach, so be aware of these vehicles during those times. Surf fishing is permitted, but a license is required.
Within walking distance of the beach are ice cream shops, and mini golf and go-kart courses. Don't forget to bring along some bottled water to keep Fido's thirst at bay. While you're packing your bag of beach essentials, be sure to throw in some clean-up bags too!
If a day of beach fun sounds like a ball, plan a trip to Nags Head Beach! A barking good time will be had by all.