Ocracoke Island sunsets are spectacular. So it’s no surprise that watching the sunset is one of our favorite Ocracoke Island activities. Depending on where you are on the island, you will experience a different view of the sky, the water, and the landscape.
Beachcombing is a way of life on Ocracoke, and shelling, beach driving, and shore fishing are a fun part of every Ocracoke vacation. You can easily access the beach just outside of Ocracoke Village.
Built in 1823, the Ocracoke Light is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina still in continuous service and the second oldest in the United States in continuous service.
Event Starts08/01/2020 - 8:00am
Ocracoke’s history of a passion for figs is celebrated annually at the Ocracoke Fig Festival. This year Ocracoke's "Sweetest Tradition" will be celebrated "Virtually".
Event Starts10/18/2020 - 9:00am
Ocrafolk School 2020 has been canceled. For reconsideration in 2021 ~ Due to concerns with COVID 19, Ocracoke Alive has decided to postpone consideration for bringing it back until fall of 2021. Updates will be released later in 2020.
Event Starts11/06/2020 - 6:00pm
Ocracoke Alive is concerned about COVID 19 and keeping audiences safe. A determination about the 2020 Festival Latino de Ocracoke will take place in early fall. Stay tuned for more information.
We invite you to join the 2020 Ocracoke Virtual Fig Festival
Is there anything better than a sleepy beach town during a season that celebrates a slower pace of living? I think not!
Visitors to Ocracoke that will be driving their off-road vehicle on the beach are required to obtain an Off-road Vehicle Use Permit from the National Park Service. Get to the beach sooner! Obtain and print permits online before your arrival.