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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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Hockessin, Delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

White sandy beach, clean and gorgeous. Lifeguarded section is a small portion of the beach. Generous parking lot, located right of Rt 12

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Chase City, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The lifeguards have a very big job. The water is warm but can be extremely dangerous. My hat is off to those who watch out for our lives!

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Apalachin, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited the lifeguarded portion of the beach the day after we visited the beach by the private airport access. The first beach there were plenty of trucks along the sand, but it was still easy to spread out. There were not nearly as many vehicles on the lifeguarded beach area, but it was a bit noisier as there were... More

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Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We go to Ocracoke Island every year from Pennsylvania. There is no other place like it that I have traveled. The beach is amazing, the water is warm and the people are friendly. There isn't a better place to take your family then Ocracoke!

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Coventry, RI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of the best beaches I have ever been on - and I am from Rhode Island where we have plenty of beaches. The Ocracoke beaches are so expansive and clean - a true paradise!

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Chester, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped at the beach at the end of a rainy day and there were people swimming and shelling. It was a beautiful beach and the lifeguards were very friendly advising us where the shallow water was for the kids to swim.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Absolutely beautiful, not very crowded & a nice flat beach without a big drop off like at Hatteras. Liked having the showers to wash the sand off and of course lifeguards is always a wonderful plus.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Who doesn't love the beach? Ocracoke lifeguarded beach was beautiful, clean, and one of the few spots on OBX that is lifeguarded. There is plenty of room for all - which leads me to one complaint I had while on the beach. This experience may be a one-time thing but I feel it's worth mentioning. There were some people fishing... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's one of my favorites to visit! I love going to Ocracoke Island, just not during tourist season as some of the tourists are so very rude and lack all manners unfortunately.

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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As we spent the majority of our OBX time north of Ocracoke, we had only one afternoon on Ocracoke Beach. In comparison to the other OBX beaches, this was, by far, our favorite. The sand was soft and the water was warm. There were many sea shells along the beach for the children to gather. I hadn't intended to spend... More

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