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Ocracoke Island Activities
Ocracoke Island is full of fun things to do. You can explore the history of the Outer Banks at the Ocracoke Lighthouse and the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum. For natural beauty, you can spot wild ponies or visit Springer’s Point Land Preserve where you’ll encounter endless wildlife. Over 400 species of bird have been spotted on Ocracoke and seasonal turtle nesting takes place annually. Ocracoke Island is a world of its own!
North Carolina’s Best Beaches
Ocracoke Island has North Carolina’s best beaches. Most of Ocracoke Island’s shoreline is undeveloped and preserved. On Ocracoke’s pristine beaches, families and nature lovers mingle with fishermen and surfers. Ocracoke Island has plenty of space to relax and enjoy the good life.
During your Ocracoke vacation, riding a bike gives you the freedom to see the island like a local. You can easily ride through the narrow streets of Ocracoke Village, take a sunset ride, visit village landmarks or even ride to the beach. Find out the best places to rent and ride bikes on Ocracoke Island.
Ocracoke Island has the best fishing on the Outer Banks. Miles of undeveloped shoreline allow for endless surf fishing options and the nearby Gulf Steam has world-renowned offshore charter fishing.
Get Creative! Bring your creative spirit to a pastel painting class on Ocracoke Island. Create your own unique work of art and bring a piece of Ocracoke home with you.
Beachcombing is a way of life on Ocracoke, and shelling, beach driving, and shore fishing are a fun part of every Ocracoke vacation. You can easily access the beach just outside of Ocracoke Village.
We’re very proud of Ocracoke’s section of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It’s one of the most pristine sections of coast on the entire Outer Banks. To help you plan a special trip, we’ve highlighted Ocracoke Island’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore Programs.