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Experience the true Outer Banks, NC

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel has been serving Outer Banks visitors for generations.  The Dolphin is family-owned and operated. As an original Nags Head motel, we offer non-smoking rooms with immediate oceanfront access in a laid-back classic beach motel setting.  Enjoy oceanfront rooms and courtyard rooms with queen beds and double beds.  Pet friendly rooms available.

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel is centrally located at Milepost 16.5 in Nags Head, NC, Outer Banks, NC.  Enjoy personalized guest service, clean and comfortable oceanfront accommodations. Short walk to the famous Sam & Omie’s Restaurant for tasty breakfast, lunch and dinners.

We continue to improve “The Dolphin” experience for vacationers every offseason. For 2023, enjoy more upgrades to our rooms: all Courtyard rooms will be renovated with new furnishings & 43″ Smart TVs.

We now offer in-room coffee service & microwaves in all guest rooms.  Come enjoy a favorite Nags Head oceanfront motel for generations.

Dolphin guests enjoy: