Jerniman's is a collective campground, restaurant, gas station and golf cart rental business. The campground is the closest accommodation to the ocean on Ocracoke Island, less than a half-mile shy of the first beach access road. It offers 29 sites, 24 of which can accommodate RVs and campers. Tent camping is allowed, and all sites have adequate space for parking. The sites offer electrical and water hookups, and some have septic as well. A communal laundry, bathhouse and dumping station are also on site. Adding to the convenience factor is a grocery store and hardware store right next to the campground. Reservations can be made online, and be sure to check their website for their list of fun events happening all year round.
Jerniman's on-site restaurant serves Southern-style cooking for dinner Thursday through Saturday nights. Enjoy Southern specialties like fried chicken, barbecue, hamburger steak, ribs and more from 4 to 8 p.m. The bar serves wine and ice-cold beer. Eat in or take your orders to go. Also on-site is Hart's Hot Dog Hut, open seasonally Tuesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.