Ocracoke Island is the 'jewel' of the Outer Banks. Located on the southern tip of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island is only accessible by ferries from Hatteras and Mainland North Carolina. It's wide, unspoiled beaches have consistently been rated one of the 'TOP TEN' in the country year after year.
Ocracoke Island is 13 miles long with the only development at the southern end where the Harbor and Village of Ocracoke are located. There are 12 miles of undisturbed, undeveloped beaches. Pull your car over, climb over the dune, and you will probably be the only person in sight. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle enter the beach at designated ramps and pull right up to the water.
Ocracoke is rich in history, tradition, and culture. The famous pirate, Blackbeard made Ocracoke his home before he was killed in Ocracoke Inlet. Take a step back in time where there are no amusement parks, no movie theaters, one gas station, sand roads, no stop lights, two grocery stores, yet there is still so much to do. This island has some of the finest restaurants, pubs, and shops you will ever find on the Outerbanks.
Ocracoke is a place where you will leave the hectic pace of the city behind and get back in touch with your family and loved ones. Walk the beach for shells, take a swim without the crowds, go bike riding, fishing, visit the wild ponies, or just absorb the stunning sunsets and star studded skies.
This is a magical place, we know, we raised our children on Ocracoke vacations. A popular Ocracoke saying is 'If the world were to end tomorrow, those on Ocracoke wouldn't know for three days.'
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