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Old 07-27-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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We just spent a week on Ocracoke last month...first time there. We LOVED the island. I will start by saying we are not "beach" people. We enjoy a few hours on the beach now and then but the beach was not the primary factor in our vacation. We simply wanted to get away to a place that's off the beaten path and moves at a slower pace. Ocracoke fit the bill perfectly. The little village is great for walking or riding a bike and there are plenty of good spots to duck in for a drink or a good meal. I highly recommend Howard's Pub, Dajio & Back Porch. Eduardo's Taco Stand is good, too.

As for the beach, we were quite impressed. This is basically the way the beach is supposed to look...wide sandy stretches kissed by the surf with no jet skis darting about, tall dunes and sea oats backed by a maritime forest rather than rows of cottages and/or condo towers. The only beach I've found in NC that I like better is on uninhabited Shackelford Banks. I recommend not going on the Lifeguard Beach but heading farther north toward the horse pen or campground as the beach is even less crowded up there. As nice as the beaches are, we really most enjoyed kayaking in the sound, riding our bikes around the island and just being away from it all. Ocracoke is a very special place and I can't wait to go back.

As others have said, I also liked the Swanquarter ferry crossing as the 2.5 hours on the boat was a nice time to relax and start slowing down to island pace on the way over.
If you wanted to get away from it all and isolation,you were definitely in the right place. There's no way we could stay there for a whole week. We like more civilization and choices. I guess that's all it comes down to....what you like and what you like to do.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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We just spent a week on Ocracoke last month...first time there. We LOVED the island. I will start by saying we are not "beach" people. We enjoy a few hours on the beach now and then but the beach was not the primary factor in our vacation. We simply wanted to get away to a place that's off the beaten path and moves at a slower pace. Ocracoke fit the bill perfectly. The little village is great for walking or riding a bike and there are plenty of good spots to duck in for a drink or a good meal. I highly recommend Howard's Pub, Dajio & Back Porch. Eduardo's Taco Stand is good, too.

As for the beach, we were quite impressed. This is basically the way the beach is supposed to look...wide sandy stretches kissed by the surf with no jet skis darting about, tall dunes and sea oats backed by a maritime forest rather than rows of cottages and/or condo towers. The only beach I've found in NC that I like better is on uninhabited Shackelford Banks. I recommend not going on the Lifeguard Beach but heading farther north toward the horse pen or campground as the beach is even less crowded up there. As nice as the beaches are, we really most enjoyed kayaking in the sound, riding our bikes around the island and just being away from it all. Ocracoke is a very special place and I can't wait to go back.

As others have said, I also liked the Swanquarter ferry crossing as the 2.5 hours on the boat was a nice time to relax and start slowing down to island pace on the way over.
WOW!! A whole week in that desolate place! NO WAY!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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What is a good seafood dinning place on Ocracoke?
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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WOW!! A whole week in that desolate place! NO WAY!!
Good, please stay away and let us beach bums enjoy Ocracoke...
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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What is a good seafood dinning place on Ocracoke?
Always go to Ocracoke Seafood for the answer...here is their list of establishments that buy local...

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Here is the Back Porch's website...

http://www.backporchocracoke.com/Back_Porch/Home.html
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:31 AM
 
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Good, please stay away and let us beach bums enjoy Ocracoke...
Don't worry......no problem. I will be bumming at a much nicer beach!
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Don't worry......no problem. I will be bumming at a much nicer beach!
...and where exactly will that be? I'm a sucker for all (well most) beaches.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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...and where exactly will that be? I'm a sucker for all (well most) beaches.
Wrightsville most of the time because it is the closest to our home(only about eight miles). Once in a while Fort Fisher.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Wrightsville most of the time because it is the closest to our home(only about eight miles). Once in a while Fort Fisher.
My parents live at Wrightsville...I still find Ocracoke to be more relaxing during the peak season. My favorite time at WB is during the fall and winter when the tourists have gone home.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:44 AM
 
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My parents live at Wrightsville...I still find Ocracoke to be more relaxing during the peak season. My favorite time at WB is during the fall and winter when the tourists have gone home.
Lucky parents and lucky you to have their place to stay when you visit beautiful Wrightsville Beach!
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