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Welcome to the Pelican Cottages Website

 The Pelican Cottages … a secret worth sharing! 

Located on the OCEANFRONT in Nags Head at 3513 S. Virginia Dare Trail, MP 12, Nags Head, NC  27959


At least one cottage is still available for the weeks below!!! Please contact us for details! Call soon, they're going fast!

Aug 3-10
Aug 17-24
Aug 24-28 (4 night stay special-contact for rate!)


The Pelican Cottages were originally built by Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Culpepper in the 1950s. Entering the growing Nags Head tourist business, they constructed a residence and two rental cottages. In 1989, Brant and Bobbie Murray purchased the cottages from Mrs. Culpepper. Ten years later, Barry and Emily Bourne became partners with the Murrays. The cottages are clean, comfortable, and affordable offering a slice of 1950’s Nags Head with today’s modern conveniences.

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Noted New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews stayed at the Pelican Cottages while researching and writing her newest novel, Summer Rental.  Check her out on facebook and at www.marykayandrews.com . 


Come for a visit and experience the way Nags Head used to be!!!


We now have




YMCA Amenities Package
included during your stay


Pelican Cottages was happy to host Top Teacher Wendy Tickel and her students.
Be sure to watch the video and share in the celebration of Wendy's inspiring work!


info@pelicancottages.org  252-441-2489   3513 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959  (Mailing address:  PO Box 37, Nags Head, NC 27959)