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Fall is the perfect time to visit Ocracoke Island

When the heat of summer begins to taper off, visitors head to Ocracoke to enjoy the slower pace.  Locals and visitors alike look forward to the mild temperatures, warm ocean waters, and miles of pristine beaches.  

Ocracoke Beaches

Don’t forget a beach chair.  Fall’s gentler weather and warm sunshine will entice you to relax and spend long days on Ocracoke’s white sandy beaches. 


Take early morning beach walks or at low tide for the best selection of shells.  Don’t forget a bag or bucket to hold your shells!

Ocracoke Shells

Fall Fishing

Surf, sound or gulf stream fishing.  Your boat, a rental skiff or charter fishing.  It all makes for a memorable vacation experience.

 Ocracoke Fishing


Fall is the perfect time for kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, and kiteboarding.  Kayaking is a great way to discover Ocracoke’s scenic coastline, salt marshes and natural creeks.  Explore on your own or take a guided kayak tour.

Bird Watching

Fall is one of the best times of year for bird watching.  You will experience an increase in birds on their annual migration south. 


Discover Ocracoke’s unique shops and galleries at a leisurely pace.

Bella Fiore Ocracoke

Outdoor Dining

Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy an outdoor meal on your deck or at several island restaurants.

Beach Fires

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting around a beach fire with the sound of waves lapping on the shoreline.  Build your own beach fire (free permit must be obtained in advance).  Ocracoke Beach Fires offers beach fire set-up, chairs, clean-up and the permit.  You simply enjoy your evening on the beach. A cozy fire, sunset, moonrise, and the brillant stars above.  Customized packages are available.


Ocracoke’s distance from the mainland and miles of undeveloped beaches provide for incredible stargazing. Head out to the beach and enjoy an evening under the stars.


Meteorologists say that sunsets in the fall and winter can be more vivid and spectacular than during any other time of year.  Be sure to experience the spectacular colors of an Ocracoke Sunset.

Ocracoke Sunset Windfall II


Fall Events on Ocracoke

Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree - October 29th and 30th

Ocracoke 5K, 10K and Half Marathon - November 13th and 14th

7th Annual Ocracoke 5k Turkey Trot – November 25th

Silver Lake Harbor Holiday Boat Parade – November 26th

There’s no better time to take a vacation! Fall is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and enjoy.

Ocracoke Island Realty offers a great selection of homes at low fall rates. 

Start planning your Fall Getaway!

Ocracoke Island Thanksgiving