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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

Ocracoke, NC
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The Changing and restroom facilities were clean and well kept. There is a shower area to rinse off... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Nicole J
via mobile
Beach campfire

I usually stay away from crowds of people and super public places but the campfire on the beach is... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Changing and restroom facilities were clean and well kept. There is a shower area to rinse off after your day at the beach. The beach area is beautiful. The sand is white and clean. The ocean water is also clean and clear. Family friendly...More

Thank Nicole J
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I usually stay away from crowds of people and super public places but the campfire on the beach is really nice. You don't have to do anything but bring your marshmallows and chairs. Stay as long as you like no charge just watch the waves...More

Thank TravelingFrancis5
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is our go to beach spot. There are bathrooms and a shower to wash the sand off your feet. It's a short walk to the beach. There is a ramp and a higher viewing area overlooking the beach. Even in the height of tourist...More

Thank PathLeastTraveled3
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This beach is one of the nicest on the east coast. Wide, nice sand, pretty dunes, no development. If you walk even a very short distance you can walk past the crowds and have space to yourself. One note is that the they allow vehicles...More

Thank MrClarasDad
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We love Ocracoke beaches. The water is usually warm. We normally, go to the beach across from the wild ponies. But this year we checked a little more ahead of time and found that there was a lifeguarded beach with a boardwalk to the beach...More

1  Thank teresahaglund
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Very celan beach.lots of people around so noghing to fear.very seculaded beach but please watch rip currents

Thank Subhajit B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Enjoyed the clean beach and rolling surf. Improved boardwalk and outdoor showers appreciated. Easy to get to.

Thank Debbie-Roy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great beach for swimming in May of 2017! Water was warm. Weather was beautiful. Very clear waters. Perfect Day.

1  Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After coming to this beach for years ,it never gets old. Just sit back and relax or come with the pups at night and run like the wind.Love it

Thank kcdaylight
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is large. To access it you will cross a long boardwalk which is nice. When we visits there was ALOT of people on the beach but everyone had room. It was a nice people and dog watching beach ( yup my FAVORITE thing...More

4  Thank Traveling-A-Plenty
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3 June 2017|
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Response from CJ8_Jeep |
Yes. Pop up canopies are allowed. Great spot for families.
Ken S
19 September 2016|
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Response from Arrazabal | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is , sorry for the late response
22 August 2016|
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Response from Toni G | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at Ocracoke Harbor Inn. The prices were decent. They have golf carts and bicycles for rent. The ladies that work the desk there are BEYOND fantastic!