We are excited to announce that Nags Head Inn will be receiving a complete renovation and will be re-branded to the Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront! New additions include an onsite fitness center and a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet.
Renovations have already begun and our crews are moving fast to have one of your favorite Nags Head hotels open by early April 2016.
Participants compete for largest fish in four categories: stripers, flounder, puppy drum and speckle trout … plus there’s a single “Grand Slam” award for the individual who weighs in fish from at least three of the four categories, with the highest total weight.
Held on the first weekend in October with the expectation of more fish and warmer weather, the tournament commences on the Manteo waterfront, with docking available at the Maritime Museum, where registration will occur 4-7pm Friday October 16. A welcome social will include food, beverages and entertainment.
As a family event, promoters make it a special point to “take a kid fishing”. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in adult, women’s and youth divisions. A silent auction includes great prizes and gifts available for all tastes and budgets. Saturday night awards banquet will be fun for all with live music and a pig pickin’ by Chef Paul Mann & Crew.
This Manteo Rotary community fundraising event has provided over $260,000 in scholarships to deserving young people in Dare County. Bring the whole family out for great fun and support a great cause!
You do have to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina to fully experience the beauty and wonder, but these images will go a long way to help explain why these barrier islands are so special to so many loyal visitors!
Reasons to visit include: activities, fishing piers, lighthouses, beach glass, shipwrecks, treasures, sunrise, sunset, dark night sky, surfing, wild horses, renewable energy.
For its “Scenic lighthouses around the USA,” 10Best offers a “look at some of the lighthouses throughout the country that you can climb and take a peek at their original Fresnel lenses, made in Paris.” Among the notable lighthouses, 10Best says, “Like its popular neighbor, the Cape Hatteras Light Station, the Bodie Island Light Station (pronounced “body”) in North Carolina’s Outer Banks sports black and white stripes. A recent restoration reopened the light station to the public in 2013, and visitors can now climb its 214 steps to the top for stunning views and a look at its original 1872 Fresnel lens, with 377 glass prisms, weighing in at 9,000 pounds and valued at $2 million.” [Please note the Bodie Island Lighthouse Tours run the third Friday in April through Columbus Day in October. The Bodie Island Visitors Center is open year-round.]
Of Nags Head, USA Today says, “As another summer season winds to a close, stop in at one of the East Coast’s best beach destinations, Nags Head. This fun, funky town facing the beautiful swimming beaches of the Outer Banks draws throngs of visitors throughout the summer and fall, and the webcam above will take you there live.”