Come join us on the beach…

Sea Foam Motel is located on the Outer Banks beachfront in Nags Head near Jennette’s Pier and conveniently located minutes from the historic town of Manteo, Jockeys Ridge, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, and Bodie Lighthouse in addition to great restaurants and shopping. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Sea Foam Motel offers our guests a welcome change from chain motels and provides a throwback reminder of vacations taken during years gone by.

Most of our guests are regulars and you might well meet somebody who has been coming to the Sea Foam for more than 20, 30 or even 40 years.  What stands out for many of our guests is the friendly atmosphere where new visitors quickly make friends and are soon visiting on our patio, by the pool, or enjoying a game of shuffleboard or corn hole. Our main attraction will always be the beautiful oceanfront beach directly behind our motel where you can swim, relax, read a book, take a stroll, jog or watch the sunrise from our gazebo while enjoying a cup of coffee.

When you are ready for something different, climb Jockeys Ridge to fly a kite or watch the sunset, experience history at the Wright Brothers museum and memorial, stroll through the quaint town of Manteo, shop at Tangier Outlets, or enjoy a meal at any of the many popular area restaurants. Whatever your preference, you will notice the distinct Nags Head outer banks personality that invites you to simply relax and enjoy your stay.


Upcoming Events

There are many fun and interesting events within walking distance or a short drive from the motel. Below is just a sampling: 

September 20-26  Jennett’s Pier-  ESA Easterns Surfing Championships  The largest amateur surfing organization in the world hosts the season’s “grand finale” where the best of the best surfers go head to head.

September 27,  Full Moon Climbs of Bodie Island Lighthouse.

October 17  Outer Banks Seafood Festival,  Outer Banks Event Site (just 2 blocks from Sea Foam).

November 6-8  Outer Banks Marathon, Half-Marathon, 8k, 5k and fun run.

For more information about these and other events, visit