Things to Do on Ocracoke: Swimming

Surf in the ocean, swim around Silver Lake, splash in the sound – Ocracoke Island has no shortage of opportunities for a wet and refreshing thing to do on Ocracoke. The Ocracoke beach offers 16 miles of protected seashore, and the temperatures in the ocean can hit mid-80 degrees in the summer. On days when the ocean experiences rough waves and strong currents, take a break from the Ocracoke beach, and head to the gentler waters on island’s sound side. And for hot summer days in the midst of exploring the village, a quick dip in Silver Lake’s sparkling water leaves you feel pleasantly refreshed.