- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Ocracoke, North Carolina, including 30 different types of inexpensive activities like Off Road & ATV, Hiking Trails, History Museums and Specialty Museums.
- From Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach to Hammock Hills Nature Trails, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ocracoke and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Frisco, Buxton and Beaufort.
Life on Ocracoke Island revolves around the Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. This pristine waterfront property is where residents an tourists go to splash, swim and surf. The undertow is extremely strong, and swimmers should not enter the water when the lifeguard is off duty.
The Hammock Hills Nature Trail are located just across from the National Park Service's Ocracoke Campground. The trail itself is rather short at 3/4 of a mile, but nature and bird lovers can still enjoy themselves along the path.
The British Cemetery contains the remains of Thomas Cunningham, Stanley. R. Craig, and two unknown soldiers from a sunk ship during World War I. Visitors can see the granite tombstones, a plaque, and a white picket fence.
Located on tiny Ocracoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks, Springer's Point Preserve is a bastion of undeveloped wilderness and an important wildife habitat. The Preserve relies on sponsorships and does not charge admission fees. It is open year-round.
Visitors to Ocracoke Lighthouse can pull off the road, take pictures of the lighthouse, and read a storyboard detailing its construction. The lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina in continuous service, and the second oldest in the United States.
Starting in 1753, Portsmouth grew to be a thriving community on the Outer Banks and within 100 years, 1,400 vessels and two-thirds of all goods entering North Carolina passed through its port each year. Now, a ghost town, visitors can see a 250-acre historic district.
Located in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, the Anchorage Marina is situated on the southern Outer Banks. Fishing enthusiasts find the deepwater harbor of the marina an ideal location for sound fishing and deepsea fishing activities.
Drum Stick fishing charter offers full and half day Off Shore Deep Sea Fishing Trips off the waters of the Outer Banks. They provide trips for a variety of occasions including Father/son fishing trips, Bachelor Parties, anniversaryâ€™s and Reunions.
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Blackbeard was the pirate name of Edward Teach. At the Tach's Hold Blackbeard Exhibit, visitors can learn more about this pirate's life and his death near the museum, as well as buy all types of pirate supplies.