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“Best attraction in OBX!”

Springer's Point Preserve
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Hidden treasure of Ocracoke. Our family took a day trip to Ocracoke Island and this by far was the highlight of the trip. Bring your camera and witness the unbelievable beauty of unspoiled North Carllina shores!

If you plan on doing the Blackbeard exhibit, go to Springer's Point Preserve afterward...you will appreciate the Blackbeard connection!

Beware: no parking! Walk or bike only. Bring insect repellant for biting flies! Definitely worth it though!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was my absolute favorite place on the island. The live oak are really amazing and majestic to walk under and it's a nice beach on the one side to see the end of the island from. Nice benches throughout the trail donated by locals and just and overall peaceful feeling. Really neat place to walk through and would be great for sketching.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Great walk, lovely views and super private. Almost reluctant to post a review because it should stay unspoiled and secluded like it is.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Do walk the preserve at Springer's Point. It is like being in another world on a solitary path. When you reach the end, you can look out over Teache's hole. Educational as well, with many different examples of trees and growth.

1  Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Off of Loop Road at the southern end of the island sits a hidden treasure. Literally, given that Blackbeard is rumored to have lived there for a bit.

Follow the sign into a live oak forest from another time, complete with twisted branches, old family cemeteries, an old cistern, carved wooden animals, and signs identifying the plants along the way. Eventually you come out to a lovely beach with a view of Pamlico Sound. Then it's back into the woods to complete the loop and out to the road again. The whole trail can be walked in about 15-20 minutes if you're going at a good clip, but why would you want to do such as silly thing?

The path is fairly easy to walk--no major hills--but watch out for random tree roots waiting to trip you. Bring your camera and bug spray, and take some time here. You get a real sense of how the entire island must have looked, back in the day.

5  Thank Pat F
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