Ocracoke Articles

Have Fun Planning Your Outer Banks Visit

By Hannah Lee Leidy
So, you’ve decided to check out the Outer Banks for an upcoming visit! We’re here to welcome you and help you decide some key things that will create your experience here. What town do you want to stay in? Of so many fun options, what do you want to be sure to do while you’re here. What Outer Banks restaurants are... Read More

Bringing Your Dog to the Beach

By Sarah Pritchard
Your dog is your best friend and you take him everywhere you go. Of course you want him with you to run and play at the beach. He can enjoy the ocean breeze, dig in the sand and splash in the ocean waves. But before you take your four-legged friend with you, you should know that some Outer Banks towns are more dog... Read More

Portsmouth Island History

By Editorial Staff
It's deserted now, except for its ghosts and the intermittent folks in Park Service uniforms. Empty. If you've never had that eerie feeling, then maybe you'll want to take the trip that most Outer Banks visitors never make, to quiet, road-less, unpopulated Portsmouth Island. Here you can literally see the Portsmouth... Read More

Ocraoke History: Early Days, Blackbeard & Growth

By Editorial Staff
Ocracoke Island is the most remote inhabited island of the Banks, and Ocracoke is the southernmost town within the limits of the National Park. From the Outer Banks, it's reached by ferry from Hatteras Village. The trip across is relatively fast – a little more than an hour most days, free and scenic, following a... Read More

Hatteras Island – History and Today

By Editorial Staff
Hatteras Island, in many ways, is the Outer Banks. In its over 50-­mile length is wrapped up everything for which the Outer Banks are famous: solitude, unspoiled nature, fishing in all versions, unparalled birding and still-quaint villages. In the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, comprising the northern end of the... Read More