Ocracoke North Carolina

nc towns
and beaches

alphabetical listing


ATLANTIC BEACH

 

AVON BEACH

 

BALDHEAD ISLAND

 

BEAUFORT

 

BUXTON

 

CALABASH

 

CAROLINA BEACH

 

CAROVA

 

CASWELL BEACH

 

CEDAR ISLAND

 

COROLLA BEACH

 

DUCK

 

EMERALD ISLE

 

FORT FISHER

 

FRISCO

 

HAMMOCKS BEACH

 

HATTERAS

 

HOLDEN BEACH

 

INDIAN BEACH

 

KILL DEVIL HILLS

 

KITTY HAWK

 

KURE BEACH

 

NAGS HEAD

 

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH

 

OAK ISLAND

 

OCEAN ISLE BEACH

 

OCRACOKE

 

PEA ISLAND

 

PINE KNOLL SHORES

 

ROANOKE ISLAND

 

RODANTHE

 

SALVO

 

SANDERLING

 

SHALLOTTE

 

SOUTHERN SHORES

 

SOUTHPORT

 

SUNSET BEACH

 

SURF CITY

 

TOPSAIL BEACH

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

 

WAVES

 

WILMINGTON

 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

 

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welcome to ocracoke nc

Welcome to Ocracoke SignOcracoke Island is the southern most island in the groups of towns and islands that make up the NC Outer Banks. Ocracoke Island is a true secluded island vacation destination for swimming, fishing, surfing, bird watching, exploring, and camping, with sixteen miles of unspoiled beaches. In 1937 the National Park Service established a National Seashore Recreational Area on the island.

 

There are no fast-food restaurants, or hotel chains on Ocracoke Most of the beach areas are miles of sand, ocean and sky. Accomodations are, comfortable inns and guest cottages, along with locally run restaurants. Fresh, local seafood and cuisine is fantastic.

 

Visiting Ocracoke is like going back in time. Visitors reaching Ocracoke by the two-hour
Cedar Island Ferry, ride, arrive from the waters of Pamlico Sound. The ferry pulls into Silver Lake, a circular bay filled with fishing boats, sailboats and small pleasure craft. Gulls and other sea birds circle overhead.

 

After the ferry system was established in the 1950s, Ocracoke began to see an influx of travelers. The mail and freight boats eventually gave way and today's modern state ferry system makes the tourist industry the main source of the island's economy. Dozens of restaurants, and many shops, stores and other tourist-based businesses open for the tourist season, and every business on the island is independently owned and operated by residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Carolina Coastal Living 2014