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Springer's Point Preserve

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Address: Ocracoke, NC
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+1 910-790-4524

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Beautiful sunset

My wife loves to take photos of anything, but sunsets are pretty high on the list. She saw an article about Springer's Point sunsets. It was very interesting. No parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Middleville, Michigan
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Middleville, Michigan
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife loves to take photos of anything, but sunsets are pretty high on the list. She saw an article about Springer's Point sunsets. It was very interesting. No parking anywhere close by. We parked by a church a few blocks away. There is a box to donate for using their parking lot. Once you get through the gate, it... More 

Thank rbronsink
Vinton, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walk and great pic opportunities on the way to the beach where Blackbeard hung out! My little girl wants to go ghost hunting next time...

Thank Dawg8686
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Glad they set aside this beautiful piece of land. Great hike, nature trails and beach. Maritime forests, living shoreline and cool beach. No parking! Ride a bike or walk. Spend 45 minutes minimum or 3 hours.

Thank Chris L
Madison, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Amazing new Ocracoke site we discovered. One can imagine pirates walking along these forested trails that then open to shore line and a expansive view of the water. There is even a small area where is there a beach is available for wading or swimming. One down side is the fact the dense, moist undergrowth is a have for mosquitoes,... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Agree with CRSWIN. Beautiful spot on Ocracoke. This is one of the reasons we go to the outer banks and islands & to get away from people who whine about no parking and no bathrooms. It is a trail through maritime foresst to end island beach and waterway. No, there is no vehicle parking (thank goodness) and no bathrooms. So... More 

1 Thank bcmozart
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This place is such an amazing, preserved spot on the island. It is worth the walk back through the nature trails to see Ocracoke's natural beauty. We walked with two children, 5 and 9 and had no trouble navigating. They loved the unique trees that lined the path. It is a must-see spot on the island. The history of this... More 

Selma, North Carolina, United States
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111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Springer's Point is the highest point of land on Ocracoke and is rooted deep in history. It is most famous for being a hideout to Edward Teach AKA Blackbeard. There is no parking for automobiles so the best way to access it is via bicycle or walk. Once you get to the entrance, there is a rack to park your... More 

2 Thank Glenn B
Apex, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The trail is okay. But be warned this is a conservation area: There is NO parking for cars or golf carts anywhere near the trail (and they ticket you if you park in driveways, leave car/cart on side of road), so be prepared to walk or bike here. If you bike use the bike racks at the main entrance -... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second time hiking here. We parked our bikes and enjoyed the walk. This time we realized a man was buried there with his horse! There is a bird feeding area with a tree trunk carved into a raccoon. A nice view overlooking Teach's Hole.

Thank FtDeSotogirl
Virginia Beach, VA USA
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198 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Ocracoke has an unspoiled feel about it all over, but this place is something special. It is overgrown, yet well maintained. I felt like I was taken back to the days when pirates partied here. There are no houses, just trees and plants. The beach is quaint and fairly unpeopled, so you can meditate or just enjoy the waves gently... More 

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