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If you go to Ocracoke Island, N.C.

How to get there

North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division

800-293-3779

www.ncdot.gov/ferry/

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

Where to stay

Ocracoke Harbor Inn

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144 Silver Lake Drive

252-928-5731

www.ocracokeharborinn.com

Lake-views rooms, $80-$170.

Captain’s Landing Hotel Suites

324 Irvin Garrish Highway

252-928-1999

www.thecaptainslanding.com

Waterfront suites, $110-$280.

Where to eat

Flying Melon Cafe

181 Back Road

252-928-2533

Seafood, entrees $14-$24.

Jason’s Restaurant

1110 Irvin Garrish Highway

252-928-3434

www.jasonsocracoke.com

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

Ocracoke Coffee Co.

226 Back Road

252-928-7473

www.ocracokecoffee.com

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

252-928-6311

www.surfocracoke.com

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

Village Craftsmen

170 Howard St.

252-928-5541

www.villagecraftsmen.com

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

Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Exhibit

278 Irvin Garrish Highway

www.ocracokewatermen.org

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

David Williams House Museum

49 Water Plant Road

252-928-7375

www.ocracokepreservation.org

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

Skipjack Wilma Lee

288 Irving Garrish Highway

252-928-7245

www.ocracokealive.org

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

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