Ocracoke Beach

When it comes to gorgeous beaches and laid-back charm, Ocracoke Island is often considered the Pearl of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Accessible only by boat, this small island has been separated from the rest of the world for centuries, and as a result, has a certain untouched beauty that is rare on the East Coast of North America. The baby blue skies and waters contrast beautifully with the pale yellow sands which are perfect for seaselling or just relaxing in the sun. This stunning and expansive beach is perfect for both solo travellers and families.

Getting There

Ocracoke Beach is located on Ocracoke Island off the coast of North Carolina and is accessible only by air or water. There are two ferries carrying passengers from the mainland to the village on the south sound side and one ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke’s northern shore. If you want to avoid any potential sea sickness, you can also access the island by air. If you’ve got access to a small plane, this public-use airport is available during daylight hours. Once on the island, wander the town and Oracoke Beach by foot to best enjoy the beautiful scenery! Canadian travellers can get a flight to North Carolina from Moose Jaw, Elliot Lake, Banff and other popular cities.