Lodging Activities Attractions Dining Services Shopping Calendar Entertainment Real Estate News Weather Churches
Corolla Duck Southern Shores Kitty Hawk Kill Devil Hills Nags Head Rodanthe Waves Salvo Avon Buxton Frisco Hatteras Ocracoke

Ocracoke, NC

Friday, November 24, 2017
Newest Ocracoke Listings
»The Castle Courtyard Villas
»Ocracoke Island Golf Carts
»Island Wedding
»Andrews Photography
»Dajio
»Village Peddler
»Stillwater Spa and Wellness
»The Ocracoke Millwork Shop
»Ocracoke Pizza Company
»Ditzy Dames
»Blackbeard's Ice Chest
»Ocracoke Fire Department Bingo
»Indulgence Boutique
»Tarheel Fishing Charter
»Nor' Easter Charters
»Pamlico Sound Waterfowl Hunting
»Massage Therapy and Reiki
»Ocracoke Community Center Free Workout

The most isolated of the Outer Banks villages, Ocracoke is only accessible through ferry, airplane or private boat. The quaint town is ranked as one of the top ten beaches in the world by Dr. Beach (Stephen Leatherman). On his Today Show appearance, he described the white sands and clean waters of Ocracoke as a "real getaway" beach. Ocracoke was also ranked as the second finest beach in America in 2005. And it's true beauty and unspoiled beaches hold true to its reputation. The village is located around the Silver Lake Harbor, a beautiful seaside harbor. The original residents of the scenic beach were a group of Native Americans from the Wocon tribe. When explorers came to the shore, many used the land to raise livestock such as sheep. Yet, pirates also have a history on Ocracoke as it is said that the famous pirate Blackbeard died here in 1718 while fighting in a naval battle.

The Ocracoke Lighthouse, the shortest lighthouse along the North Carolina coast, is one of the oldest beacons still active in America. The lighthouse was essential during the maritime history as it helped guide many ships around the infamous Diamond Shoals. For the hundreds who were not fortunate to make it safely into port, the residents salvaged wood to build homes with - which you can see by visiting the historic district. Only a little more than one third of Ocracoke isn't protected by Cape Hatteras National Seashore property and this helps to keep the island from being built up. While the off season population remains stable and provides a small town beach community, the influx of summer travelers continues to grow each year.

Terms: Ocracoke, Ocracoke NC

Welcome to Ocracoke, part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Discover information on lodging, dining, shopping, real estate and more.

Add To:Del.icio.usDiggGoogleSpurlBlinkFurlSimpyYahoo!
Home | Help | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us | Site Map | Link to Us
Copyright © 2006 - 2017, NC Beaches, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction strictly prohibited.
"Come as Guests. Leave as Family." is a Registered Trademark of NC Beaches, Inc.

Information appearing on NCBeaches.com is intended only as a guide and is subject to change and availability. Prices, descriptions, operating times, etc are as accurate as possible, but cannot be guaranteed. Neither NC Beaches, Inc. nor listed businesses may be held responsible for typographical errors or subsequent changes in offerings.

NCBeaches.com is a member of the following organizations. These organizations have no control over the content found on NCBeaches.com and make no endorsements of this website or its content.



LT: 0.05s | Q: | L: 10 | C: False | EST: 11/24/2017 9:29:39 AM | Last: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:23:40 GMT