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


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


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 optimal location for safe and easy kayaking or paddle boarding in the smooth, shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound. You can paddle through beautiful marsh-lined estuaries […]


Ocracoke Island is a birdwatcher’s dream.  More than 400 species have been observed here, including rarities blown in from major storms. Much like the people on the island, some birds are year-round […]


Because Ocracoke Island is only accessible by boat or plane, marinas are a given here. We have several options to choose from depending on boat size and what you’re looking […]


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 […]


Sixteen miles of undeveloped shoreline delivers some fantastic shelling. Lucky shellers with patience and a good eye can find everything from sand dollars and Scotch Bonnets to seahorses and shark’s […]

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, […]