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Things to Do

If your “fun tank” is on empty, Ocracoke knows just how to fill it back up.

Ocracoke’s picturesque maritime community is popular for outdoor recreation enthusiasts of all ages.

During the day, explore the 16 miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, go kayaking on Silver Lake or hike through the unique coastal maritime forests of the Hammock Hills Nature Trail and Springer’s Point Nature Preserve.

Whether you surf, kayak, sail or fish, Ocracoke Island offers plenty of ocean adventure. The pounding surf and temperate waters are perfect from May to October for parasailing, kite-boarding, surfing, paddle boarding, and wind surfing. Offshore adventure awaits with fishing charters.

Leave your car parked and explore the historic island of Blackbeard while biking, walking, or driving a golf cart.

Catch your dinner, find the perfect seashell, or watch the sunset over historic Silver Lake Harbor.

Shop in locally-owned galleries and gift shops and enjoy the island’s eclectic eateries, nighttime entertainment, and community events.