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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

Ocracoke, NC
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Perfect Beach

Perfect ocracoke beach. Wide, flat expanses of sand and sea...shell hunting in abundance and lots... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maggie B
A great beach with shower and toilet facilities.

This beach was supposedly rated one of the top beaches in the US by Travel Channel. It was nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
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Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect ocracoke beach. Wide, flat expanses of sand and sea...shell hunting in abundance and lots of fun family time!

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beach was supposedly rated one of the top beaches in the US by Travel Channel. It was nice, and if you love to look at seashells, you will see many! On the whole, it did not have a "wow" factor for me. Just a...More

Thank DeanSanAntonio_Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently rebuilt ramps make this beach accessible to anyone; there is even a look-out point that is sand-free. The flat beach bordered by natural dunes is gorgeous, and the water entry is pretty flat. The natural dunes combined with the ocean waves, clean water, and...More

Thank mb22727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this beach! It was the highlight of our whole Outer Banks vacation. There were great shells, it was mostly private if you didn't mind walking a bit down the beach and the facilities were clean and safe. Thanks! Oh, the ferry felt really...More

Thank elmtacha
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This beach is relatively small but very nice. There are very efficient lifeguards on duty in season. While there the rip currents we're bad and seen two different rescues. They have restrooms and ample parking. You are able to take dogs on a leash at...More

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were here at the sunrise time. Walking at sunrise feels really good. Beach is uneven at some place. Beach houses are right at the beach unlike other beaches at OBX. Shells are really beautiful here. This is a small island and beach just near...More

2  Thank sanju_222323
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The beach was clean, access was easy, it accessible for all. The daily temp and tides are posted for all to see along with the lifeguards that are on duty for the day.

Thank davidgwennk
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Just another beach, you can drive a vehicle on parts of it, if you get a permit, pets must be kept on lease.

Thank 715faithc
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There are more secluded beaches, but they don't have the additional safety of lifeguards. The parking lot was almost full, but the beach did not seem crowded. Very nice restrooms and showers, including outdoor showers to remove sand before you get back into your car.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 August 2017

In addition to being a beautiful beach, the nice facility in the parking lot for changing in and out of bathing suits and going to the bathroom or even washing off your sandy feet under the outside shower make the drive from area accommodations comfortable...More

Thank angelaohedgepeth
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3 June 2017|
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Response from CJ8_Jeep |
Yes. Pop up canopies are allowed. Great spot for families.
Ken S
20 September 2016|
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Response from Arrazabal | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is , sorry for the late response
23 August 2016|
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Response from Toni G | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at Ocracoke Harbor Inn. The prices were decent. They have golf carts and bicycles for rent. The ladies that work the desk there are BEYOND fantastic!