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 season. The sound side of the island is home to one of the largest estuary systems in North America, offering excellent opportunities—including kayak fishing and wading—every season but winter.
The village has everything to keep you equipped for casting, with a full-service bait and tackle shop, charter boats, marinas, and docking facilities.
A North Carolina saltwater fishing license is required for all anglers age 16 and older, but once obtained, it allows you to fish any beach along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Apply for a fishing license through the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission here.