Ocracoke is the southernmost island on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore boasting “some of the finest wild beaches in the country.” That’s a direct quote from ‘Dr. Beach’ himself. In fact, he has voted Ocracoke in his top 10 beaches list for years now. We were #1 in 2007! Ocracoke is accessible only by water or air. The relaxing 40 minute ferry ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke marks the beginning of your “Ocracoma” as we locals like to call it. The term is a loose one, which basically means just that- loose… take off your watch, and forget what day it is. You have no job but to swim, fish, surf, tan, shell, bird watch, parasail, scuba dive, and rent a bike and maybe a small boat. You can enjoy Ocracoke’s fine dining or eclectic shops that are tucked away in every nook and cranny. You shouldn’t miss watching the sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean and set on the Pamlico Sound, or a stroll around our sweet little village, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.