Ocracoke Island North Carolina

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Next on my tour of must visit beaches of North Carolina brings us to Ocracoke Island. Located in Hyde County, Ocracoke Island is a very historical island just like at Nags Head. It is one of the most remote islands in the Outer Banks as it`s only accessible by ferry or private plane. The island is famous for being Blackbeard`s favorite island of the Carolinas and he was often seen at what is now Springer`s Point Nature Preserve. Blackbeard was also killed on this island back in November of 1718. Another famous landmark of the island is Ocracoke Lighthouse. Built back in 1832 it is STILL being used today. The small village of Ocracoke is the only real settlement on the entire Island although there are cottage houses and other various houses all along the island itself. Ocracoke is a quaint little town that is the picturesque definition of a small fishing village. And that`s one thing this island prouds itself on, it`s fishing trade. But the #1 form of economy for the village is tourism. The Beaches along this island are among the most remote and scenic along the entire NC Coast. Chartered boating is a popular business here and it`s very easy to see why. Fishing in the Pamlico Sound or in the Atlantic around here is some of the greatest you`ll find in the entire state. There are several inns, hotels, rental cottages and campgrounds across the island so there`s always a place you can stay that fits you. Surfing the beaches here is terrific, and with several picnic areas, and hiking trails, there`s plenty of nature around to keep you busy. So if you`re looks for the very quiet and secluded beach to spend your vacation with a very beautiful island village, then Ocracoke Island is the perfect place for you!

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