Plan a winter getaway to Ocracoke Island to celebrate the holidays this season in one of our most fantastic vacation rentals. Walk the nearly empty beaches, listen to the waves, breathe deeply and let go of the stress of everyday living. Ocean air has health benefits too. The negative ions in sea air accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen and balance your serotonin levels, a brain chemical linked with mood and stress, which is why you feel more alert, relaxed, and energized after a beach holiday. Spend time strolling looking for shells or break out the fishing gear and try to catch a big one. With mild temperatures, average highs are around 57 degrees, days are usually calm with bright blue skies, but we can have occasional winds, so layers are recommended.
Islanders love to decorate for the holidays, so make sure to stroll, bike, or drive around the village to see all the holiday light displays. Visit the Ocracoke Lighthouse and see it decorated with its beautiful wreath.
Some restaurants and shops are seasonal and close for the winter months, and some stay open. The Ocracoke Observer has created a great list to help you know what’s available and what’s not for your visit. Although all our vacation rentals have well-stocked kitchens, it is nice to enjoy a delicious meal out.