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

July 18-19, 10am-4 pm – 37th Annual Wright Kite Festival – Experience flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Walk through the museum and gain knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites

July 23, Village 5K at Jennette’s Pier– Kick off your flip flops, lace up your running shoes and join us for this family fun event sponsored by Village Realty OBX. Enjoy the fun of a run and add fitness to your vacation at our Summer morning 5k on the beautiful beaches of South Nags Head. Want more, try the Splash & Dash & 5K also on July 23 at Jennette’s Pier.

July 30, OBX Watermelon Festival, Kitty Hawk Kites. Bypass, mp 12.5– Games, music, food, and LOTS of watermelon. What more could you ask for in a summer celebration? Join Kitty Hawk Kites for a summer bash you won’t want to miss. Splash tank, corn hole, toy demos, face painting, and tons of watermelon competitions including seed spitting, watermelon eating, and a watermelon ice cream eating competition just to name a few. Note also, the Kites Kids Day on July 23.

August 12-13, Manteo Waterfront.  This 2-day festival is open to artists from throughout the country. The juried show will exhibit original works from 75 artists from throughout the east coast.  Exhibitors include watercolors, oil & acrylic, graphics, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery.


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