Ocracoke Articles

Hatteras Island

By Beth P. Storie
Hatteras Island is the playground of the Outer Banks. As home to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, this island has the most open space and more recreational opportunities than the other Outer Banks areas. About 75 percent of Hatteras Island is undeveloped — and much of that... Read More

Roanoke Island

By Beth P. Storie
Roanoke Island is the daytrip capital of the Outer Banks (though, due to it's charm, it's quickly becoming a destination unto itself these days). That’s because the island is home to seven of the Outer Banks’ most popular attractions, and not a summer day goes by when there isn’t some kind of special event going on... Read More

Ocracoke Island

By Beth P. Storie
Ocracoke Island is the Outer Banks’ getaway spot. People who live on the rest of the Outer Banks go to Ocracoke for their own vacations, and that says a lot about the character of this island. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, this island is for you. Ocracoke definitely operates on “island time.” That... Read More

Extremely Hype: The Outer Banks Awaits Traveling Rippers

By Seawind Marley Lamberto-Egan
The Outer Banks is no stranger to the thrill-seeking extremist. In the 1700s, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and his notorious gang of pirates alleviated the monotony of their days through looting, pillaging and setting fire to their own beards. In 1903, against the prudent advice of grounded conservatives, two shredders... Read More

Nightlife on the Outer Banks

By Beth P. Storie
There are those who think that all the activities this area offers while the sun is shining are enough for any self-respecting visitor or local. Well, we're here to say that it's time to get your groove on...or back as the case may be. Outer Banks nightlife is a happening scene. No, it's not NYC, but, hey, if you want... Read More