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 provides an excellent venue for birdwatching and exploring the diverse marine life in the shallows.

There are several convenient access points to the Pamlico Sound along our stretch of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, including Devil Shoals Road (across from the NPS campground and no ORV permit needed) and the Bitterswash Creek parking area north of the Pony Pens.

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Birdwatching
More than 400 species of birds, passing through, weathering a storm, making a home, or moving on. Grab your binoculars and download the latest birding app because you’re going to need them here.
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Marinas
From quick, no-frills slips to marinas with pubs, ramps, and abundant island activities (think: jet ski rentals and more), Ocracoke Island is more than a place to park your boat.
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Camping
Sleeping under the stars with the sound of the waves crashing outside your tent. Hanging out by the grill making new friends with fellow RVers. No matter your style of camping, Ocracoke has a place for you.
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