Ocracoke Island is comprised of pristine beaches and pirate lore
Considered Blackbeard’s favorite hiding place, and as some say, the place he haunts, Ocracoke Island may seem like a quiet beach town, but there is plenty to do during your stay. Owned by the National Park Service, the beaches are some of the cleanest around. Get there by ferry, boat, or private plane if you’ve got it like that, and stay to unwind and unplug. Once on the island, rent a bike or a golf cart to get around.
Where to eat/drink: The Pamlico shrimp and grits made with chorizo, homemade pimento cheese, piquillo peppers, cotija cheese, and house shrimp broth from Dajior will have you immediately booking your next stay on the island. Grab a craft beer from Ocracoke’s own brewery, 1718 Brewing Ocracoke, which usually hosts food trucks, bands and beer events. Don’t leave the island without eating at Eduardo’s Ocracoke, which serves up delicious Mexican food to locals and tourists.