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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.

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Ocracoke Island is a shelling paradise. Shelling enthusiasts could spend a lifetime looking for Whelks, Moon Shells, Coquina Shells, Helmet Conchs, Olive Shells, and Periwinkles. Find the best shelling beaches on the east coast.

The Village Craftsmen Gift Shop, owned by local historian Philip Howard, offers ghost walk tours. These tours last 90 minutes and gives...

Beach Outfitters Rental Bikes
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.
Outer Banks Fishing
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.
Ocracoke Island Beaches
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.