About the Tar Heel

Fun and fab!

The Tar Heel Motel has a new look with a retro vibe and same great location as always. With 32 individually appointed guest rooms, a beautifully landscaped pool area and easy beach access, the Tar Heel is the perfect place for your next Nags Head getaway. 


Every room offers a microwave and mini-fridge, plus a convection toaster oven big enough to cook a pizza. For those who prefer to explore the local dining scene, we are also located close to some of the Outer Banks favorite restaurants, with the famous Dunes right in our back yard. Other nearby restaurants include everything from fine dining at Owens to classic beach fare at Sam and Omie's to burgers and ice cream at Fat Boyz.


Throughout the Tar Heel you will find hints of the past, including classic fishing photos from the 1960s when the motel first opened, and a pin-worthy mural that inspired our new logo. Take a selfie and be sure to tag #tarheelobx!


The Tar Heel front office is open from 10am to 10pm Tuesday - Saturday, and 9-7 Sunday and Monday. Checking in laste? No problem! Every room has an electronic lock, and we will send you your key code before you arrive. It couldnt be any easier!