The surf side of Ocracoke Island lies just 12 miles away from the Gulf Stream, which results in easy access to offshore big game fishing spots as well as a […]


Ocracoke Island’s spacious, uncrowded beaches are ideal for surfing and kitesurfing, offering a safe and easy place for beginners and novices who want to get away from the distraction of […]


Ocracoke Island’s terrain is comfortably flat with minimal hills, which makes for an easy and enjoyable ride no matter how much experience you have. Single-speed beach cruiser bikes with coaster […]

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

Ocracoke Island is an ideal destination for safe and easy kayaking or paddle boarding in the smooth, shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound. You’ll paddle through beautiful marsh-lined estuaries that […]


Closer to the Gulf Stream than it is to the mainland, Ocracoke Island is a birdwatcher’s dream, with more than 400 species having been observed here, including out-of-range rarities blown in […]


Because Ocracoke Island is only accessible by boat or plane, marinas are pretty much a given here. And we have several options to choose from depending on boat size and […]


There are several options for RV and tent camping on Ocracoke Island. Reservations are strongly recommended for all, especially during the peak season. The National Park Service offers year-round camping […]


Every inch of beach on Ocracoke Island is fair game for some fantastic shelling. Lucky shellers with a little patience and a good eye have found everything from sand dollars […]

Waterfowl Hunting

Located on the Atlantic fly way, the waters around Ocracoke Island are a haven for migrating waterfowl, including brant, red heads, widgeons, pintails, canvasbacks, and teal. Since the late 1880s, […]