About the Tar Heel

Fun and fabulous! Book your next stay at the Tar Heel right here on our website!

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, from fine dining at Owens to classic beach fare at Sam and Omie’s to burgers and ice cream at Fat Boyz. 

The Tar Heel is located at Milepost 16 in Nags Head, close to Jennette’s Pier and across the bypass from the Soundside Event Site. We are a great choice whether you are in town for a wedding at the pier or for an event like Taste of the Beach or the Seafood Festival. While everyone else is worried about parking, you’ll be able to pop back into your room any time you need a break!

When you do decide to book your room at the Tar Heel, be sure to book right here on our website or call us at 877-585-3292. What difference does it make if you book direct? First of all, you will always find the best price on our website! Plus you get to pick your rooms. Every room is different, so if a particular room catches your eye, you can book your stay in that particular room. The Tar Heel Motel website always has the most up to date availability and every single one of our available rooms can be found here. 

Nervous about using your credit card on an unknown site? Don’t be! We aren’t fly by night here honey! The Tar Heel website is completely PCI compliant, which means we are held to a high standard of credit card data security. Our website and accounting are all handled by Village Realty, a local vacation rental company that has been in business here in Nags Head since 1993, managing over vacation 600 homes. They are regularly audited to comply with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission’s rules for trust accounting, which are recognized as some of the strictest in the country. Village Realty and the Tar Heel are compliant with GDPR and the CAN SPAM Act. Our website uses the TLS protocol, successor to the SSL protocol, to securely transmit your data. In other words, we take data security seriously and maintain the highest level of protection for your financial data. You can feel confident booking directly with the Tar Heel.