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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

Address: Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Ocracoke
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Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This beach as well as all the beaches on Ocracoke Island are the most beautiful I've ever seen. They are wide with good distance of sandy beach before getting to the water. They were clean and maintained and hidden behind sand dunes all along the island. So from the main road, you can't see the beach but must take little... More 

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New Bern
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Just stunning - definitely understood why it is so highly rated. Not our first time there, and not our last either!

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Madison, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There is no place better to relax and enjoy a vacation, I have been going to this piece of Heaven since 1979, I would choose no other place to stay, long beach with plenty of room and sea to look at, no worries or frustration, JUST PARADISE, if you are one of those who likes to walk a board walk... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A beautiful place to watch sunrise. Almost deserted this time of year. Nice boardwalk over dunes to beach. Unfortunately the bathrooms by parking lot were locked and water turned off. Oh well, the view was worth it.

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NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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83 helpful votes 83 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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