Located across the inlet from Ocracoke, Portsmouth Island is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Portsmouth was once the largest settlement on the Outer Banks.
Ocracoke Island has the best fishing on the Outer Banks. Miles of undeveloped shoreline allow for endless surf fishing options and the nearby Gulf Steam has world-renowned offshore charter fishing.
Biking the narrow streets around the village makes this mode of transportation one of the fastest, especially during the summer months. Bikes can be rented through hourly, daily, or weekly through Beach Outfitters
Event Starts10/27/2017 - 5:00pm
Chart your course to Ocracoke Island for the Annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree. Experience life on Ocracoke during the time of Blackbeard the Pirate.
Event Starts11/11/2017 - 11:00am
The Festival Latino de Ocracoke honors vibrant Hispanic traditions and celebrates the unity of all who are part of the Ocracoke community. Enjoy festivities including food, dance, music and games from different regions of Mexico.
Event Starts12/30/2017 - 2:00pm
On December 30th, pack your Oyster Shucker and head to Ocracoke for the Oyster Roast, Shrimp Steam and Seafood Stew Fundraiser. This annual event is a favorite of both locals and visitors making Ocracoke a getaway destination between Christmas and New Year’s.
This past weekend, the island celebrated their long history and passion for figs by hosting the 4th Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival.
The fig harvest is beginning on Ocracoke Island. Just in time for the Annual Ocracoke Fig Festival on August 18th and 19th. Around Ocracoke Village fig enthusiasts have begun their daily visits to their trees checking for ripeness. So begins an annual tradition dating back to the 1700’s.
Musicians, storytellers, artisans, and characters of Ocracoke Island & beyond band together to create one incredible, memory making weekend of performances & fun!