Nags Head is one of the most developed areas of the Outer Banks with a wide array of opportunities for shopping, dining and recreational activities to enjoy. Towering above the town is Jockeys Ridge State Park--the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern United States. Visitors can hike to the top of the dune to take in spectacular 360-degree views that include Nags Head, the Atlantic Ocean, the Roanoke Sound and the nearby town of Manteo. Watching the sun sink into the sound from the top of Jockeys Ridge is an activity that should not be missed on your trip to the Outer Banks! Travel to South Nags Head to visit the 156-foot tall Bodie Island Lighthouse.