Springer’s Point Nature Preserve
This 122-acre nature preserve is open to the public and includes a 0.8-mile nature trail that winds through a maritime forest, salt marsh, and wet grasslands before ending at a sound-side beach overlooking Teach’s Hole—the place where Blackbeard the pirate was killed in 1718.
Springer’s Point is located near the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Loop Road and is open year-round in daylight hours only. Biking or walking to get there is recommended because there is no parking for vehicles at the trailhead. Ocracoke Assembly of God Church is less than 1/2 mile down the road and offers parking by donation.