Things to Do on Ocracoke: Beach Driving

Beach driving is definitely a fun thing to do on Ocracoke. However, you need to get a permit from the National Park Service and make certain that you’re in a 4WD vehicle that can maneuver in the deep sand. Believe us, you do not want to get your car or truck stuck on the beach. If your car is not suited to beach driving on Ocracoke Island, you can rent a Jeep or other 4x4 vehicle. Check the listings below for information on how to get a permit. For another adventure in beach driving, consider heading over to Portsmouth Island for a ATV excursion.

Beach Ride Rentals

Beach Driving in Ocracoke
471 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 916-0133

At the corner of Silver Lake Road and N.C. Highway 12, this service rents 4x4 vehicles, including Jeeps and SUVs that are perfect for driving on Ocracoke's beach. Enjoy full or half-day rentals of 4x4 vehicles. Best of all, the required ORV driving permits are included when you rent a 4WD vehicle through Beach Ride Rentals. This company also rents convertible cars and scooters for... read more

At the corner of Silver Lake Road and N.C. Highway 12, this service rents 4x4... read more