Looking for Ocracoke things to do? You won’t have trouble finding fun here.
From a historic ghost walk to a fishing trip to a kayak tour, there are numerous Ocracoke recreation opportunities available that will help you get to know this island and its people a little better. And most of Ocracoke Island’s things to do are of the best variety: free! Or at least they’re very inexpensive. Although we don’t have traditional taxi service, we do have a pedal-oriented taxi service that will do tours, special events, romantic evenings, airport pickups and even barhopping. They can be reached at (252) 588-2149.
In general, Ocracoke things to do -- attractions and recreation -- here are simple and unfettered, with few of the usual commercial trappings of a tourist site. There are no go-cart tracks, mini-golf courses, waterslides or movie theaters. On Ocracoke, the island itself provides the entertainment. And, it seems that when people are here, they just don’t need as much stimulation. Quiet walks on the beach (Cape Hatteras National Seashore), fishing and clamming, looking for shells, building a sandcastle, strolling around the village, sitting on the porch swing, observing nature or chasing ghost crabs in the moonlight: This is the simple Ocracoke recreation. For a little extra entertainment, walk or bike to the Ocracoke Campground on the new paved bike trail, stroll over to the Ocracoke Lighthouse (the oldest in North Carolina and still operating) and the Preservation Museum, or go out and visit the ponies and take a little hike. You get the idea.
Remember, when we refer to the locations for Ocracoke recreation, Irvin Garrish Highway is also known as Highway N.C. 12.