14 May 2020
Enjoy a 2020 Ocracoke Island Vacation
Here's is a glimpse of what businesses will be open for our first arriving guests. Many other businesses will soon be ready to greet you!
Let the Fun Begin!
Stay Safe and Enjoy a Wonderful Stay on Ocracoke Island
- Wear a face covering if you will be among other people
- Wait and shop 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
These actions can help protect our families, neighbors, and visitors while in Phase 1 of North Carolina’s Covid-19 three-phased approach to lifting restrictions.
Once you reach your destination, it is time to relax
Traveling in the Village
Bikes and golf carts are a popular and relaxing way to travel Ocracoke Village. Get some Fresh Air on Ocracoke Island.
For Bike Rentals. Beach Outfitters is conveniently located next door to our Ocracoke Island Realty Rental Office, offering rental of adult and children's bikes. Adult bikes can be outfitted with child trailers or baby seats. Beach and cottage items are also available for rent. Add items when making your new vacation reservation. Stop by or call in advance, delivery is available.
Everyone Loves a Golf Cart
Ocracoke Island Golf Carts and Wheelie Fun Golf Carts are the two businesses on Ocracoke that specialize in golf cart rentals. Give them a call, visit their website, or stop by their office. Advance reservations are available and recommended in peak season. Ask about convenient cart delivery and pick-up.
Restaurants and Pubs
Under State of North Carolina Covid-19 Phase 1 restrictions, seated restaurant dining is not yet available.
Many businesses are offering take-out menus, curbside service, and even delivery. You will find Howard’s Pub, Plum Pointe Kitchen, Sorella’s Pizza & Pasta, Helios’ Hideaway, Eduardo’s Taco Stand, SmacNally’s, and Taqueria 504 Suazo's ready to serve delicious take-out meals.
Check out the new Back Porch Market located at the Back Porch Restaurant and Wine Bar. Daily Market offerings can be found on their Facebook page. Produce by Celeste is located in front of the Native Seafood building, featuring farm fresh produce every Saturday morning starting Memorial Day Weekend.
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar and Ocracoke Coffee Company are both open.
Pony Island Restaurant is open.
1718 Brewing is offering take-out. Zillie’s is offering take-out featuring wine, beer, snacks, and gifts available to take home.
Ocracoke Fudge & Ice Cream Shop is open.
The Ocracoke Variety Store, hardware store, and ABC Store are open!
Thai Moon will open May 29.
Stop by Ocracoke Seafood Company (The Fish House) for seafood straight from the Working Watermen's dock.
Coming soon! Pony Island Restaurant, Ocracoke Oyster Company, Jason’s Restaurant, Dajio, Slushy Stand, Devil Shoal Oysters, Fig Tree/Sweet Tooth, and Hang Ten Smoothies. Flying Melon offering take-out and delivery.
The Jolly Roger will re-open in 2021. Gaffer’s – to be announced!
Fishing and Watersports
The Anchorage Marina is open for the 2020 season. You will find the charter boats Cap'n B (Drum Stick crew), Gecko Sportfishing, and Dream Girl Fishing Charters fishing the Gulf Stream and waters off Ocracoke Island. Southwind Charters is available for inshore fishing. Rent a skiff with Restless Native Boat Rentals and you are the captain!
Tradewinds Tackle is open for your fishing and beach supplies.
Ride the Wind Surf shop offers rentals of single and tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards, surfboards, skimboards, and bodyboards.
Shops and Galleries
Enjoy the unique shops and galleries throughout Ocracoke Village. Bella Fiore, Down Creek Gallery, Books to be Red, Ocracoke Island Trading Company, Ride the Wind Surf Shop, Pirates Chest, Ocracoke Garden Center, The Sunglass Shop on Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites and Ocracoke Cigars are open.
Shop by Appointment Only
Island Artworks, Over the Moon, Village Craftsmen, and Down Point Decoys.
Opening soon but not quite yet!
Mermaid’s Folly, Island Ragpicker, Sunflower Studio, Moonraker Tea Shop, and Harborside Motel Gift Shop.
Beach Rides Rentals offers 4x4 Rentals. OBX Rentals & Shuttle Services offers beach shuttle services and beach equipment setup.
Portsmouth Island ATVs is opening very soon.
Also opening but no quite yet!
Angie’s Gym, Schooner Windfall, Teaches Hole Blackbeard Exhibit, and the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.
For your reading pleasure
Ocracoke Community Library is open 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays Only 3 people admitted at a time. Currently not accepting used books.
Packing for your Vacation
While North Carolina’s initial Covid-19 restrictions are in place, we encourage everyone visiting Ocracoke Island to pack your face masks and bring hand sanitizer. Ocracoke Island Realty offers a paper product starter pack. Please consider packing essential paper products and other necessary items, just in case the island experiences changes in product availability.
We encourage you to dream of a vacation on Ocracoke Island
Whether you're in need of a last-minute getaway or you’re ready to begin planning for summer vacation, we would love to assist you in finding the perfect vacation property. Give us a call or visit our website.
This post will be updated as more businesses announce their opening dates