If you go to Ocracoke Island, N.C.

How to get there

North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division


Ocracoke can be reached via Hatteras, Swans Quarter, and Cedar Island. Hatteras is free; others $15 for car.

Where to stay

Ocracoke Harbor Inn


144 Silver Lake Drive


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Lake-views rooms, $80-$170.

Captain’s Landing Hotel Suites

324 Irvin Garrish Highway



Waterfront suites, $110-$280.

Where to eat

Flying Melon Cafe

181 Back Road


Seafood, entrees $14-$24.

Jason’s Restaurant

1110 Irvin Garrish Highway


Casual eatery is a local favorite, entrees $12-$23.

Ocracoke Coffee Co.

226 Back Road


The local favorite coffee, pastry, and smoothie shop is owned by Boston-area natives Justin and Joelle LeBlanc. Tip: Wear a Red Sox cap and T-shirt for 10 percent off.

What to do

Ride the Wind Surf and Kayak

486 Irvin Garrish Highway


Rent kayaks ($12 an hour) or join a tour ($35).

Village Craftsmen

170 Howard St.


Carries wares from more than 100 mostly artisans, many local and regional.

Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Exhibit

278 Irvin Garrish Highway

Vintage photos, fishing tools at this former 1930 fish house.

David Williams House Museum

49 Water Plant Road


Nineteenth-century home houses historic Ocracoke Preservation Society exhibits and gift shop, free admission.

Skipjack Wilma Lee

288 Irving Garrish Highway


Rides, weather permitting, $25-$40 for adults, half-price for ages 4 to 12.

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