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Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island one of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is accessible only by water or air. The pirate William Teach, aka Blackbeard, is known to have once roamed this island.

As part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island has something for everyone, with the Pamlico Sound on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. There are 16 miles of sunny, sandy wilderness beaches for visitors to enjoy. Guest to Ocracoke can swim, fish, surf, or work on their tan, and there area plenty of North Carolina campgrounds available with 2 local campgrounds as well as those from the National Park Service. Many boats are also available for charter so visitors ca do some North Carolina fishing.

Ocracoke is on the eastern flyway of several species of migrating birds. As such it is a birdwatcher's paradise. Hunting is permitted in season and guide service is available.