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 Starts08/18/2017 - 6:00pm
Ocracoke’s history of a passion for figs is celebrated annually at the Ocracoke Fig Festival, taking place this year on Friday, August 18th.
Event Starts08/30/2017 - 5:00pm
All are welcome to the Down Creek Gallery Art Opening featuring art by Ocracoke Island Artist Kitty Mitchell.
Event Starts10/27/2017 - 3:00pm
Chart your course to Ocracoke Island for the Annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree. Experience life on Ocracoke during the time of Blackbeard the Pirate.
UPDATE Friday, August 4, 2017 - The Mandatory Evacuation Order for Visitors to Ocracoke Island was Terminated Effective 12 p.m. (Noon) on Friday, August 4th.
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.
The Ocrafolk Festival is held every year in June on Ocracoke Island. Musicians, storytellers, artisans, and...