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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Ocracoke
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Life guards are at the beach, and minding the beach. Water is warmer than at other OBX locations. The location is highly regarded, but the beach is... more »
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NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Dolphins(porpoises), Shells, Sun. This time of year practically deserted.(like we wanted). Sorry it was our last day and we could not stay longer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

if you're in need of a lifeguard after September, bring a friend who is a strong swimmer and loves to watch --- sunrise, sunsets, yoga, meditate, sound of the waves and the salt air -- what more could you possibly want ---

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

peace and quiet and one of the best health and wellness retreats on the east coast --- bicycle and sunscreen, don't leave home without it

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Lexington, Kentucky
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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a beautiful wide white sandy beach similar to those found on much of the Outer Banks. This one is more remote because visitors need to get to Ocracoke island by ferry. There is a restroom changing area with outside showers and a big parking lot. The beach has a lifeguard in season but did not when we visited.... More

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greensboro,nc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Liked that there was a lifeguard nearby. This spot was very crowded , but well-kept. Even the fiddler's crabs are harmless, just curious. Has a adequate restroom & shower. And the walkway keeps your feet from getting burnt. There is also a Notice of tides for that day & safety precautions.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you don't have a 4 wheel drive, this is the place to go. Also, check out the campground beach. It's what everyone comes here for.

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Lancaster, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach is a very wonderful place along the Atlantic seaboard. I have been to most every significant beach from Maine to Florida and this beach is uniquely beautiful. Since it is on a barrier island about 20 miles from the mainland accessible only by ferry, boat, or air, it feels wild and remote. The sand is white... More

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Oakland, California
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48 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The entire east coast of Ocracoke Island is one long beach. This one is close to town and has changing rooms and an outdoor shower. After parking, take the boardwalk across the dunes. You will come upon a pristine beach that goes on and on. Never crowded, warm water (September), lots of shells to collect, birds to see, a must... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When visiting Ocracoke, you must experience ghost crab hunting after dark. Bring a flashlight or two and prepare to see the "night life" come out. We saw dozens and dozens of ghost crabs walking around the beach and were treated to a lightning storm a few miles off the beach as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of my all-time favorite beaches - very clean. A crowded day here may have 50 people in view...walk a hundred yards up the beach and you may have it all to yourself. Great for shelling, fishing, walking, swimming, or sandcastle building. There is a boardwalk from the parking lot, and changing rooms/outdoor showers available.

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