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Checking out Nag's Head

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Checking out Nag's Head

Thinking about visiting Nag's Head the last week of April. Knowing that the weather will be cool, my question is HOW cool? Also, is this area densely populated/touristy? What is there to do other than beach time? How does this location compare to other outer bank locations? We are and extended family looking for outdoor fun/history/lighthouses/food...nothing too busy or touristy. Thanks for any input!

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1. Re: Checking out Nag's Head

We go first week of May and weather is always nice. Usually in the high 60's low 70's, but always feels much warmer than that. Can get in the water if you don't mind a little cold. Have also had weeks in the 80's, but have lucked out and never had a cold week.

Nags Head would probably be the best spot for you. Quite a bit to do, and while it's the "touristy" area of the outer banks, it's nothing like any of the other major beach destinations.

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I spent the better part of a week in Nags Head this past June and I can say that it is one of the more densely populated and built-up areas of the Outer Banks, it is nothing compared to Myrtle Beach or Virginia Beach. Most of the non-beach related activities are in the Nags-Kitty Hawk-Kill Devil Hills area as is the great food. In some cases, if you want to eat, you have to be a little "touristy," but it's worth it. You'll find whatever you're looking for. Finer dining, cheap and quick, you name it, it's there. We hit Sam and Omie's 3 out of 4 mornings and had fantastic dinners at Owens, Blue Moon Beach Grille, and South Beach Grille, not to mention Duck Donuts on the way up to the Wright Brothers Memorial.

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April is early for seeing lots of tourists here. Even owners are not around that much getting their homes ready until later in April. You did not say when you would be here in April, earlier is going to be cooler than later but the water is way to cold to be in it then without a wet suit. There are lots of things to do and Nags Head is a good choice. Nothing here is densely populated! It gets crowded in June when the tourists show up but April is not at all crowded.

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April is an excellent time for Nags Head! Plenty of room to enjoy the pristine beauty of the beach and sound without the crush of tourist traffic. There is a big marathon in April, on the 20-23, called the Flying Pirate, lots of fun, a bit of a crowd but nothing horrible. If you're into running, check it out!

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Thank you for your replies. We are thinking about the last week of April for our trip. Sounds like a great area.

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Be sure to check out Jockey's Ridge state park. April will be the perfect time for visiting since the sand will be much more comfortable in April - a great time for kite flying!

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