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Spending Thanksgiving on Ocracoke

Fall vacations on Ocracoke Island have become increasingly popular.

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season. It is the perfect family time for a week or long weekend of relaxation at the beach.

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Weather

Pack for flexibility.  You might find yourself in shorts and sandals or a sweatshirt.  With Ocracoke's close proximity to the gulf stream there is a great chance it will be warmer than it would be at home.

Beach Time

Enjoy long walks on miles of beautiful beach.  View an occasional fishing boat off in the distance and dolphins frolicking in the waves. Be sure to pack or rent a beach chair, you will want to make it a day! 

Don’t forget the family dog, they will love the beach and pleasant Fall weather.

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner

If you would prefer not to cook your Thanksgiving meal, relax and have someone else do the cooking. 

Ocracoke Oyster Company will offer Thanksgiving Dinner seating and take-out.  The Back Porch Market is offering a take-out Thanksgiving Dinner Menu featuring a full Thanksgiving Dinner, sides and fresh baked goods. Now is the time to begin making plans, you will need to make your reservations in advance.  Don't Delay!

Shop Ocracoke Village

Ocracoke Village offers a variety of locally owned shops, galleries, pubs and even a brewery.

Thanksgiving week is a great time to do holiday shopping for that unique gift or Ocracoke treasure for yourself!

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving

Getting Around the Village

Bikes and golf carts are a popular method of transportation. Beach Outfitters is conveniently located next door to our Ocracoke Island Realty Rental Office, offering rental of adult and children's bikes. 

Ocracoke Island Golf Carts and Wheelie Fun Ocracoke specialize in golf cart rentals.


Thanksgiving is a great time of year for fishing on Ocracoke.  Tradewinds Tackle will be open through Thanksgiving weekend for your fishing needs.  

Pick a spot on our wide-open beach.  Spend the day with your pole set and your beach chair nearby.  Charter boats are fishing this time of year and you can even rent a skiff.

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving

Sunsets and Stargazing

Be sure to experience Ocracoke’s magnificent sunsets.  Enjoy an evening of stargazing from your deck or head out to the beach, the perfect place for viewing the stars.

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving


The 5K Turkey Trot will take place Thanksgiving Day at 8:00am at the National Park Service parking lot (new location this year)!  For details visit Angie's Gym.  The annual Silver Lake Harbor Holiday Boat Parade will take place Friday, November 27th at 5:30pm.

Silver Lake Harbor Holiday Boat Parade

Fall is the New Island Getaway

Fall vacations on Ocracoke Island have become increasingly popular. Off-season pricing makes an escape to Ocracoke island an affordable family getaway.

Plan your Thanksgiving or off-season stay. There are still homes available. You might start a new family tradition!

Whatever season you choose to visit Ocracoke, it will be a special time creating memories with family and friends!

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving