Vacations like they used to be

since 1948

Welcome to The Sea Foam Motel located in Nags Head, North Carolina on the Outer Banks

Featured on the National Register of Historic Places, our motel was built in 1948 and offers guests a welcome change from chain motels and provides a throwback reminder of vacations taken during years gone by.

Park and walk to the Outer Banks Event site, Jennettes Pier, several fine restaurants, Tanger Outlets and more! Other budget motels can’t hold a candle to our history or service. Book today!

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Sea Foam Motel Most of our guests are regulars and you just might meet someone 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 retro feel and 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.





The Sea Foam is next to Jennette’s Pier, popular for strolling, fishing, and ocean and sun-rise viewing, with facilities for marriages and other functions. We are just minutes from the historic town of Manteo, Jockeys Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, and Bodie Lighthouse, in addition to great restaurants and shopping.

Many guests leave their car parked during their stay knowing they can walk to several fine restaurants or a market to pick up groceries to prepare in their room.

Our convenient location makes us the best rooming option of the local hotels and motels!


What our Guests are Saying

“We had a phenomenal time at the sea foam this year. The rooms were clean. The grounds and pool were immaculate. The front desk personnel top notch--super friendly. It was an all around 10+ rating.”

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We order a new collector's coffee mug every year.

Don’t forget to pick one up when you come!


Ready to book your stay?

Book online or Call today! 252-441-7320