In 1715, Ocracoke was establish as an official port of North Carolina. After a couple centuries of being a productive port island, ferries began running to Ocracoke in the 1950’s and a full water system was installed in the 1970’s. Since then, Ocracoke has been labeled as a perfect Outer Banks destination for tourists. When it comes to things to do on Ocracoke Island, you won’t be disappointed.

Ocracoke has a lot of interesting historical events that took place on and off the coast of the island, making it a great place to visit for nature lovers. Fishing, jet ski rentals, hiking trails, fishing, and other outdoor activities make the island great for nature lovers as well.

29 Things To Do On Ocracoke Island

1. Go on a Ocracoke Ghost and History Walk

2. Indulge your sweet tooth at Ocracoke Fudge and Ice Cream Shop

3. Rent a golf cart from Ocracoke Island Golf Carts to drive around the island

4. See the Ocracoke Lighthouse

5. Eat at the Ocracoke Bar and Grille

6. Watch the boats go out to sea at the Anchorage Marina

7. Collect shells on Ocracoke Beach

8. Rent a Jeep from Beach Ride Rentals

9. Relax at the Stillwater Spa and Wellness

10. Listen to live music over dinner at the Dajito Restaurant

11. Eat at the famous Howard’s Pub

12. Be brave and take a ride with Ocracoke Parasail

13. Explore and navigate the open waters with a jet ski rental from Ocracoke Waverunners

14. Take a tour from a native of Ocracoke with Portsmouth Island ATV Tours

15. Take a guided kayak tour from Ride The Wind Surf & Kayak

16. See the British Cemetery

17. Attend a community event or festival at Ocracoke’s Alive Deepwater Theater and Music Hall

19. Walk the Springers Point Trail

20. See the Spanish Mustangs in the Pony Pen

21. Buy super nifty souvenirs from the Village Craftsman

22. Walk the Hammock Hills Nature Trail

23. Visit the Down Creek Art Gallery

24. Take a dip in the ocean at Point Beach

25. Go fishing on a charter boat

26. Book a Chinese Acupressure session at Massage Therapy and Reiki

27. Take a surfing lesson from Ride The Wind Recreational Activities

28. Visit the Blackbeard Exhibit at Teach’s Hole

29. Rent a bike from Coast and Go & tour around the island

Have you ever been to Ocracoke Island? I’d love to hear about how your experience on the beautiful island!

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