Pearl of the Outer Banks of NC
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April 15

Join us for first event of season: the annual Clam... 

April 15 - April 16

We invite USSSA Baseball and their families for a weekend... 

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You are invited to come to Ocracoke on April 29, 2017 [...]

Mark your calendars for Ocracoke Child Care’s 3rd Annual Clam Chowder [...]

Over the past few years, the mallard duck population on Ocracoke [...]

Featured Tours

Portsmouth Island is a Step Back in Time Every time we leave Ocracoke, we leave on a boat, but the boat ride to Portsmouth is a special adventure that... 

The waters surrounding Ocracoke Island have always yielded the best tasting seafood, so whether you’d like to bait your own hook, enjoy the local daily... 

Catch the early morning ferry and enjoy the ride! If you’ve never been to Ocracoke Island before and have your heart set on a great day full of adventure–... 

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Ocracoke is a world away!

Ocracoke is the southernmost island in the chain of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, twenty-three miles offshore between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound. There’s no bridge to Ocracoke – this small, barrier island is accessible only by private boat or plane, or by the state-run ferry service.

The magic and adventure begin with the ferry ride to this enchanted island where you will find 16 miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches. Ocracokeinvites you to swim, fish, relax, or explore!

At just a little over a mile square, and surrounded by water, everything within Ocracoke Village is conveniently located for walking or biking.

Explore the tiny village and discover the many unique shops and restaurants tucked away on twisty, tree-lined streets. Ocracoke Village offers everything you need for a vacation paradise: lodging options from campsites to cottages to hotel suites, recreational activities, watersports, and fresh, local seafood. Catch your dinner, catch a wave, and catch the sunset over the harbor.

Ocracoke Village is on the National Register of Historic Places, with houses and buildings dating from the 1880’s, interspersed with more recent additions, under the dappled sunlight beneath live oaks, cedars, and yaupons. Ocracoke Lighthouse has been guarding the inlet since 1823, and still stands sentinel over the village.

Visit for a week or a day and discover Ocracoke: the pearl of the Outer Banks.