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10 Aug 2022
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Mild temperatures, warm water, and miles of uncrowded beaches are just around the corner for fall visitors on Ocracoke Island.   

Enjoy the slower pace of the fall season, the time that many locals and visitors call their favorite time of year.  

Beach Time

There's nothing more relaxing than a day at the beach during the fall season!

Outer Banks Ocracoke Beach in the Fall


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.

Kayaking on Ocracoke Island

Fall Fishing

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

Charter Boat Fishing on Ocracoke Island

Exploring Ocracoke Village

Leave your car parked and explore the village by bike, golf cart, or take a pleasant stroll. Start your day at one of the village coffee shops. Visit the many unique galleries and gift shops. Explore the history of Ocracoke Island and discover nature.

Mornings at the Coffee Shops

Each of Ocracoke’s coffee shops offers its own unique offerings and atmosphere. 

Coffee Shops on Ocracoke Island

Dining and Drinks

Savor the island’s unique restaurants, and enjoy drinks on a relaxing patio or deck. 

Back Porch Restaurant Ocracoke Island


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

Island Artworks Ocracoke island

History and Nature

You will find the Ocracoke lighthouse on Lighthouse Road.  Built in 1823, it is the oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina and the second oldest in the nation. 

Ocracoke Lighthouse Ocracoke Island

Continue further down the road and you will find Springer’s Point Nature Preserve. This 122-acre nature preserve includes nature trails that wind through a maritime forest before ending at a sound-side beach.

Springer's Point Nature Preserve Ocracoke Island

Across the village, you will find the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum with exhibits dedicated to preserving Ocracoke Island's rich historical and cultural heritage.

Ocracoke Preservation Society Ocracoke Island

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 or Ocracoke Beach Fires offers beach fire set-up, chairs, clean-up, and the necessary beach fire permit.  A cozy fire, sunset, moonrise, and the brilliant stars above.  


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’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.


Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree - October 28th and 29th  

8th annual 5K Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning – November 24th

Silver Lake Harbor Holiday Boat Parade – November 25th

Holiday Gift Market - November 2022 (Date TBD)

Festival Latino de Ocracoke - December 2nd and 3rd

Whether you are seeking complete relaxation or adventure, there’s no better time than fall to take an Ocracoke vacation! 

Visit our website for the largest selection of Ocracoke Vacation Rentals.

Start planning your Fall Getaway!