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Things to do in Ocracoke

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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Beaches

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 not really crowded. The... more »

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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites
The remains of four British soldiers whose ship was sunk off the coast during World War II are buried here.
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: History Museums
A tiny museum that features the history of Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate.
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Performances
Home of Ocracoke's most famous band, Molasses Creek.
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Marinas
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Lighthouses
The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina.
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Trails
A nature trail that takes hikers through some interesting terrain.
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the bookshop. You can also arrange to use the Park Service... more » Owner description: Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the bookshop. You can also arrange to use the Park Service docks, pick up maps of the bike paths, and attend free summer programs run by the Rangers. « less
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Ghost Towns
Owner description: Over a century ago, Portsmouth Village was a bustling port town. Today, the buildings and exhibits tell the story of changing... more » Owner description: Over a century ago, Portsmouth Village was a bustling port town. Today, the buildings and exhibits tell the story of changing times and life on the Outer Banks. The Theodore and Annie Salter House and Visitor Center, School, Post Office and General Store, U.S. Life-Saving Station, Methodist Church, and Henry Piggot House are open to the public seasonally.Be sure to bring insect repellent, drinking water, food, sunscreen, adequate clothing, a hat, and good walking shoes. « less
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
U.S. National Park Service manages a wild pony herd that lives in a penned area on Ocracoke Island.
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Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its... more » Owner description: Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit is a unique attraction devoted to all things "piratical." Since 1992, the exhibit and its pirate specialty shop have been a favorite destination for families visiting Ocracoke Island. The exhibit features a life-like recreation of Blackbeard, a weapons display, old bottles, original art, a pirate flag display, ship models, and interactive activities. As visitors leave the exhibit, they enter a one of a kind pirate specialty shop. Kids of all ages will enjoy Teach’s Hole! « less
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