"This was our first time to the Outer Banks and we cannot adequately express how happy we were with Tina Tuna and our vacation in Nags Head. We were thrilled to find a place on the ocean that allowed us to bring our dogs. David and Anne are wonderful people and were such a pleasure to work with and get to know. Luckily we have a tight-knit family because Tina Tuna is cozy and there are 5 of us. But it is also clean and well kept, and had everything we needed. The central air was a life saver as it was in the mid 90's the entire week we were there. The location was ideal for our three kids (two teens and a pre-teen) to easily access the beach whenever they wanted. All we had to do was walk out the door and over the sand dune and we were on the beach. My husband and I were able to go out each morning to have our coffee and enjoy the sunrise, and then take the dogs on the beach for a walk, swim, or to chase the crabs (which was a favorite activity)! If we have one complaint, it's that there is only one outdoor shower that everyone fought over! "I call the outdoor shower first!" :)
Having brought our 4 dogs, it was also convenient being next to the public access beach parking lot since it had a nice grassy area where we could take the dogs to do their business. There's even a public poop bag dispenser on the way to the grass if you forget to bring one. There is a sand dune between the cottages and the parking area so you still have your privacy at the cottage. One warning- there are some small cactus plants and sand spurs in the grass that you should look out for when you have your dogs out and about.
Our family also loved the central location of Nags Head as there was much to do and see. We would highly recommend Fish Heads Bar & Grill for dinner on the deck with live music and Mama Kwan's for delicious fish tacos. Austin Fish Co. was our go to for local seafood, which we cooked 5 out of the 7 nights we were there. While they weren't the friendliest people, their selection of seafood was good. Jockey's Ridge State Park was so cool (figuratively speaking) but go when it opens before the sand is too hot to walk on.
We would absolutely recommend Tina Tuna to anyone looking for a clean, cozy, affordable, dog-friendly vacation spot in the OBX. We loved our stay at Tina Tuna so much we have already booked it for next summer's vacation!"
Guest: Claudia D.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 25, 2016