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  • Grace M
    Coatesville, PA11 contributions
    Lots of room to enjoy. Not sure about lifeguards as if someone was in trouble they have no boats, rafts, preservers to help someone.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • colewade
    Asheville, NC296 contributions
    Getting the parking issue out the way up front, there is bike parking just past the entrance to the trail. Parking your car or golf cart nearby is not a big deal. You just need to park one block over at the Lighthouse Assembly of God on Lighthouse Road for a small donation of your choice.

    This is a lovely short walk through a maritime forest to the shoreline at Teaches Hole. Yes, this is where Blackbeard supposedly had his head chopped off at the hands of the British from the Virginia colony. This highest point on the island was also the home to many in the early years of the Islands history and you can see a few remnants along the way such as a cemetery and an old cistern. Today it is a peaceful walk where snapping turtles and crabs scamper about and the views across Teaches Hole to Portsmouth Island are lovely. This is a worthwhile stop that takes less than hour or so unless you pause to fish or swim.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • TXMARTINS
    Atlanta, GA3,392 contributions
    Don’t park in front of the gate. There are a few parking spots to walk the short walkway to the lighthouse. Right next to the actual walkway is a private gate with a keypad. Decorated for Christmas it isn’t obviously seen but there are signs saying do not park between these signs.
    Written January 3, 2022
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  • Donnie S
    Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States158 contributions
    Grandkids enjoyed . No cost & easy to get to. Interesting to read old tome stones from family Cemetery.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • TXMARTINS
    Atlanta, GA3,392 contributions
    The wind was so strong when we were there we couldn’t put an umbrella up, keep a blanket down etc. Sand blown into every crevice of our shoes, cases of our phones, keys etc so be prepared. It was pretty but we didn’t last long as sand was blowing recurrently into our eyes when trying to build a castle. Free parking and clean restrooms
    Written January 3, 2022
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  • 249alisone
    Scranton, NC13 contributions
    The Ponies are always fun to watch! The experience is what you make of it. I find it soothing even though I have had a life-long fear of horses. I met, I think her name is Laura, who tends the ponies for the Park Service. She's the best! If you want to meet a pony, be respectful. Highly recommend, will be back!!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • svjanis
    Beachwood, OH263 contributions
    Employees friendly and knowledgeable. Maps. Gift shop. Restrooms. Beach driving permits. A/C! A good spot to check in.
    Written July 31, 2019
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  • Grace M
    Coatesville, PA11 contributions
    Ladies there were the best! Lots of knowledge and so pleasant to help you. Wish there was more "advertising" for it upon vacation stays.
    Written August 19, 2022
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  • Jennifer S
    1 contribution
    Third time going out to Portsmouth island with the Austin's!! Absolutely incredible as always. We had the beach to ourselves with wonderful shelling.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD2,721 contributions
    The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway or Route 12 is about 13 miles long on the island of Ocracoke from the ferry landing to the town of Ocracoke. There are beautiful beaches, wild horses, sand dunes and picturesque moments when the sand is blowing across the roadway and at times looks like snow. It is interesting to think of this thin sliver of land and being sandwiched between the Pamlico Sound and the relentless Atlantic Ocean.
    Written November 29, 2020
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  • john l
    Austin, TX36 contributions
    my girlfriend and I had a fun day in sun on this lovely beach. It’s not over commercialized like some beaches and no trash (people nor discarded refuse). I would love to go back again but take some shade with you, that sun is blazing. The water was nice and cool, lots of spray from the big waves, great beach!
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • treblemakermom
    north carolina20 contributions
    We rode bicycles to this trail from the village. There is a very nice bike path along the highway. The trail is located across from the NPS campgrounds. We started walking on the trail and came to a T intersection where the loop trail begins. On the left side, the trail was closed with a tape so we went right. We noticed that some of the boardwalks were off kilter but it wasn't a problem following the trail. The tall observation deck was unusable but we saw no closed signs so we kept going on the trail loop until we reached the tape. The scenery was beautiful and the flora and fauna seemed so different from the rest of the island. We enjoyed the peaceful walk very much.
    Written October 23, 2021
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  • Janet R
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States44 contributions
    A picturesque location where you can watch the ferries come in and out. It's everything Ocracoke! Calming effect as you just take in all the beauty.
    Written July 17, 2019
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  • k l
    Elizabeth City, NC14 contributions
    a charming shop a little pricy... friendly staff that can turn annoyed quickly not sure why.... you will laugh almost entire time you are there
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • swseal13
    Oxford, MS32 contributions
    This gallery holds various pictures, artwork, and handicrafts that uniquely encompasses the natural beauty of OBX. A definite visit while on the island. Thanks for all the help with gifts!
    Written July 7, 2019
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