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Springer's Point Preserve

#4 of 28 things to do in Ocracoke Features Animals
Ocracoke, NC
+1 910-790-4524
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Beautiful sunset

My wife loves to take photos of anything, but sunsets are pretty high on the list. She saw an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Middleville, Michigan
via mobile
Nice trail

Beautiful walk and great pic opportunities on the way to the beach where Blackbeard hung out! My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vinton, Virginia
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“nature walk” (8 reviews)
“hermit crabs” (8 reviews)
“small beach” (8 reviews)
Ocracoke, NC
+1 910-790-4524
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife loves to take photos of anything, but sunsets are pretty high on the list. She saw an article about Springer's Point sunsets. It was very interesting. No parking anywhere close by. We parked by a church a few blocks away. There is a...More

Thank rbronsink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk and great pic opportunities on the way to the beach where Blackbeard hung out! My little girl wants to go ghost hunting next time...

Thank Dawg8686
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Glad they set aside this beautiful piece of land. Great hike, nature trails and beach. Maritime forests, living shoreline and cool beach. No parking! Ride a bike or walk. Spend 45 minutes minimum or 3 hours.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Amazing new Ocracoke site we discovered. One can imagine pirates walking along these forested trails that then open to shore line and a expansive view of the water. There is even a small area where is there a beach is available for wading or swimming....More

Thank mb22727
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Agree with CRSWIN. Beautiful spot on Ocracoke. This is one of the reasons we go to the outer banks and islands & to get away from people who whine about no parking and no bathrooms. It is a trail through maritime foresst to end island...More

1  Thank bcmozart
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place is such an amazing, preserved spot on the island. It is worth the walk back through the nature trails to see Ocracoke's natural beauty. We walked with two children, 5 and 9 and had no trouble navigating. They loved the unique trees that...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Springer's Point is the highest point of land on Ocracoke and is rooted deep in history. It is most famous for being a hideout to Edward Teach AKA Blackbeard. There is no parking for automobiles so the best way to access it is via bicycle...More

2  Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The trail is okay. But be warned this is a conservation area: There is NO parking for cars or golf carts anywhere near the trail (and they ticket you if you park in driveways, leave car/cart on side of road), so be prepared to walk...More

1  Thank Melbajello
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second time hiking here. We parked our bikes and enjoyed the walk. This time we realized a man was buried there with his horse! There is a bird feeding area with a tree trunk carved into a raccoon. A nice view overlooking...More

Thank FtDeSotogirl
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ocracoke has an unspoiled feel about it all over, but this place is something special. It is overgrown, yet well maintained. I felt like I was taken back to the days when pirates partied here. There are no houses, just trees and plants. The beach...More

Thank jez09
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Where is the closest place to park if you are going to walk to it?
4 August 2015|
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Response from HollyMAnderson | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the Assembly of God Church, just around the corner, thanks to my son who let us know about this possibility on a weekday. My older kids biked there. Of course, a donation will be sent to the church because... More