Vacationers will notice a handful of sailboats at every local Outer Banks port, either saddled up to the docks or breezing across the harbor, en route to the nearest sound for a cruise, or to the continent-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to continue a long coastal voyage. Some vacationers are even in it for the long haul, docking for a summer or a winter season at a number of local marinas that offer all the comforts of home. Clearly, sailing lovers of all varieties have plenty of options, but even newcomers to the sport can experiment with life on the water with a local sailing lesson, rental, or waterfront cruise.
Enjoy a dose of classic Nags Head charm with plenty of ocean waves in the not-so-distant background with a stay at Colonial Inn Motel. This historic motel that was originally built in the 1940s may be basic, but it has all the comforts of a coveted beach motel as well as an incredible location that’s close to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Jennette’s Pier, and a nice selection of shops, watersports, and other activities that the Outer Banks is renowned for.
The Colonial Inn Motel is situated along the Beach Road, and is close to a collection of restaurants, beach bars, ice cream stands, and other destinations that make life on the beach infinitely more fun. Visitors will enjoy ample time at the adjacent shoreline, as well as plenty of hours relaxing by the private pool, or spending a little time at the Outer Banks Family YMCA, which is found close by. (Complimentary passes are available.) The rooms are simply styled but comfortable, with mini-fridges and microwaves, flat screen TVs with cable, and free wireless internet, and apartments with 1-2 bedrooms are also available for larger parties and longer stays. With lots of reasons to celebrate life by the beach, the Colonial Inn Motel keeps the spirit of a classic Nags Head vacation alive and well.