Ocracoke Island Map

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Ramp 63 New beach access ramp - opening soon
Willis Fish House This building's history goes back to about 1930 when Will G. Willis had it built as a store and fish house. It has also served as a general store, a tackle shop, and an antique store. It is currently home to the Ocracoke Watermen's exhibit.
Whittler's Club Sam Jones built the Whittler's Club as a gathering place for island men, a place where they could sit on the porch, swap stories, and whittle birds to sell to island visitors.
Power and Ice Plant (front) In the late 1930s, Ocracoke was wired for electricity. A generator and ice plant was housed in this building in the Community Square.
Power and Ice Plant (side) In 1938, Ocracoke was wired for electricity. A generator and ice plant was housed in this concrete block building in what is now known as the Community Square.
Connie Howard on Lawton Lane Connie Howard on Lawton Lane in the 1950s with the lighthouse behind her.
Old Hammock Oak Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old. Learn more about live oaks and about the six oaks on Ocracoke that are members of the Live Oak Society.
Springer's Point Oaks Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old. Learn more about live oaks and about the six oaks on Ocracoke that are members of the Live Oak Society.
Howard Street Oaks Ocracoke Island boasts a number of magnificent Southern Live Oaks, many of them hundreds of years old. Learn more about live oaks and about the six oaks on Ocracoke that are members of the Live Oak Society.
Sound Access Road Pamlico Sound ORV access about two and a half miles north of the pony pasture.
Sound Access Road Pamlico Sound ORV access about one and a half miles north of the pony pasture.
Information Center Ocracoke Civic and Business Association is a non-profit organization that promotes local businesses and events.
Lehigh Approaching Ocracoke from the south or west the ferry will pass two metal piles in Big Foot Slough Channel. They are part of a dredge which sank in 1942.
A Tale of Blackbeard A Tale of Blackbeard is a musical play presented occasionally in the summer season as a community theater production on Ocracoke Island.
Schooner Windfall II Sail in Blackbeard’s wake aboard the majestic skipjack Wilma Lee or the traditional schooner Windfall II. Sailing daily from the Community Square Dock.
Molasses Creek Catch Ocracoke’s nationally renowned folk band, Molasses Creek, at Deepwater Theater on Wed. and Thurs. during the season! Albums in local stores.
The Slushy Stand Whether renting a bike, or looking for a robust cup of coffee or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, The Slushy Stand is a great choice!
Ocrafolk Festival Held the first full weekend of June each year, the Ocrafolk Festival celebrates music, storytelling, and artisans from the NC coastal region and beyond.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: Ferry Office.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: The Community Store.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: Spencer's Market.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: Ocracoke Coffee Company.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: Howard's Pub.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: NPS Visitor Center.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: Village Craftsmen.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: The Slushy Stand.
Ocracoke Observer The newspaper of Ocracoke Island. Pick up a copy here: The Variety Store.
Sheriff Department Sheriff Office
Sound access road Pamlico Sound ORV access at the north ferry terminal.
Sound access road Pamlico Sound ORV access just south of the north ferry terminal.
Sound access road Pamlico Sound ORV access near the National Park Service Campground.
Ramp 59 North Point ORV beach access
Ramp 67 ORV beach access near Molasses Creek.
Ramp 68 Campground ORV beach access.
Ramp 70 Airport ORV beach access.
Ramp 72 South Point Road ORV beach access.
Mail Boat Aleta In the 1940s and early 1950s, Ocracoke's main link to the mainland was the privately owned and operated mail boat, Aleta.
Silver Lake Native islanders almost always refer to Silver Lake Harbor as "The Creek." More formally it is called "Cockle Creek," a name used for generations.
Old Diver About one hundred years ago, Augustus Abner McQuire drown while attempting to repair the hull of a ship anchored off Ocracoke. He was buried on Ocracoke and became a local ghost legend.
First Automobile Accident In September of 1925, with only two vehicles on the entire Island, Ocracoke had it’s first automobile accident on what is now Howard Street.
Ocracoke Post Office United States Post Office
Public Boat Ramp Public Boat Ramp
Public Parking Free public parking for Ocracoke visitors near the south ferry terminal and the NPS Visitor Center.
Cedar Hammock Coast Guard Station The first lifesaving station on Ocracoke was built in 1883 just south of Hatteras Inlet near the current north ferry terminal.
Ocracoke Health Center
Ocracoke Airport Built in 1968 and located within the boundaries of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Airport is maintained by the United States Park Service.
NPS Lifeguarded Beach The NPS lifeguarded beach is part of approximately sixteen miles of National Seashore and one of the most beautiful beaches on the eastern seaboard. The day use area has parking for about 100 vehicles.
NPS Campground The National Park Service campground on Ocracoke is located approximately three miles northeast of the village on N.C. Highway 12
Hammock Hills Nature Trail North of the village across from the NPS campground is Hammock Hills Nature Trail, a ¾ of a mile loop through some of the highest points on the island.
The Slushy Stand Whether renting a bike, or looking for a robust cup of coffee or something to satisfy your sweet tooth, The Slushy Stand is a great choice!
WOVV Community Radio - 90.1 FM
Captain's Cargo Captain’s Cargo is a unique gift boutique located in the old brick post office building carrying a delightful array of coastal and nautical items.
Variety Store The Ocracoke Variety Store carries groceries, bait, tackle, ice, ice cream, propane exchange tanks, beer, wine, and fresh meats daily.
Ocracoke Community Park Park and Ball Fields
Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association Museum Working Watermen's Exhibit
Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association
Captain's Landing All accommodations have excellent harbor and lighthouse views just steps from the water and enhanced by spectacular sunsets.
Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department
Ocracoke Pony Pasture Ocracoke is home to a herd of wild ponies descended from Spanish Mustangs introduced by early colonists.
Portsmouth Now a ghost town, Portsmouth was a thriving port village in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
Jason's Restaurant Pizza, Subs, Seafood, and more…
Ocracoke Island Golf Carts Park your car and ride in an open-air electric cart. Rent a golf cart from Ocracoke Island Golf Carts for a true island adventure! 252-928-0090
Silver Lake Drive Opposite NCCAT An historic photo taken looking toward Windmill Point along what is now Silver Lake Drive.
Island Inn Porch An historic photo taken near the center section of the Island Inn looking toward N.C. Highway 12.
Highway 12 Near Silver Lake Drive An historic photo looking away from the harbor across N.C. Highway 12 at its intersection with Silver Lake Drive.
Highway 12 in 1956 An Historic photo from the 1950s of Highway 12 near the current intersection with Silver Lake Drive.
Highway 12 in the snow An old photo of Ocracoke after a huge snowstorm.
William Ellis WIlliams House An historic photo of the building that once sat where the Anchorage Inn is located today.
U.S. Navy Beach Jumpers During WWII, the U.S. Navy used Ocracoke for a top-secret base for training a specialized unit in psychological warfare and deception.
Loop Shack Hill A U.S. Navy installation designed to detect and deter U-boats off the North Carolina Coast during World War II.
Berkley Manor in the snow An old photo of Ocracoke's Berkley Manor in the Snow.
Howard Street Looking Out An old photo taken from the entrance of Howard Street looking toward N.C. Highway 12.
Monk's House An old photo of Monk's House, the building that now houses the Ocracoke Coffee Company.
Philips-O'Neal-Spencer House An old photo of the Philips-O'Neal-Spencer House which once stood in the Spencer's Market area.
Scarborough's Groceries An historic photo taken on Creek Road between Silver Lake Drive and Lighthouse Road.
Papa Howard's An historic photograph of Papa Howard's house on British Cemetery Road.
Highway 12 near Lawton Lane An historic photo looking east across N.C. Highway 12 to the entrance of the sandy lane now known as Lawton Lane.
Ammunition Dump Road An historic photo of the ammunition dump road used by U.S. Navy during the 1940s.
Ocracoke Naval Base During World War II, the US Navy built a base on Ocracoke Island to patrol the coast and deter U-boat attacks.
Fort Ocracoke Memorial During the Civil War, a Confederate fort was constructed on Beacon Island, about one mile inside Ocracoke Inlet. This memorial commemorates this fort and the men from Ocracoke and Portsmouth who served.
Fort Ocracoke During the Civil War, a Confederate fort was constructed on Beacon Island, about one mile inside Ocracoke Inlet. The fort was destroyed on September 17, 1861, and in 1998, the remains were discovered.
NCCAT Ocracoke Campus The historic old Coast Guard building houses the Ocracoke branch of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Old Quawk The story of Old Quawk has been told on Ocracoke Island since at least the early nineteenth century.
Island Inn Built in 1901, the upper floor of the main section was used as the meeting room for the Odd Fellows Lodge. The lower floor was used as a schoolhouse.
Springer's Point Springer’s Point is the last maritime forest remaining in Ocracoke Village. Off its shore lies Teach's Hole, where Blackbeard's last battle took place.
Springer's Point Trail Head Springer’s Point is the last maritime forest remaining in Ocracoke Village. Off its shore lies Teach's Hole, where Blackbeard's last battle took place.
Assembly of God Church The Assembly of God Church carries on the Pentecostal tradition begun in 1938 on Ocracoke Island.
Community Store (Historic Site) This old general store was established in 1918 and sold groceries, clothes, fishing supplies, hardware, and even caskets.
NPS Visitor Center Ocracoke is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There are many programs offered at the National Park Service Visitor Center on Ocracoke.
Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum & Shop The Ocracoke Preservation Society is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of Ocracoke Island’s rich historical and cultural heritage.
Howard Cemetery The Howard Cemetery is one of the oldest on the island and one of the largest. George Howard, son of the last Colonial owner, is buried here.
Ocracoke Library For many years Ocracoke boasted the tiniest public library in the United States. The current library replaced the 96 square foot small wood frame building in 1998.
Capt Bill Thomas House In the harbor of St. Kitt’s in the Caribbean Captain Thomas spied a stately home with a wide veranda and decided to have a replica built for himself and his new bride back on Ocracoke.
Albert Styron's Store (Historic Site) One of five general stores on Ocracoke during the first half of the twentieth century, Albert Styron’s store, established in 1920, served the need of people living Down Point.
Teach's Hole / Blackbeard In November of 1718, the governor of Virginia sent Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy to hunt down Blackbeard. In a deep water channel off the shore of Springer’s Point, Maynard’s men overpowered the smaller pirate crew and beheaded their captain.
Ocracoke School Ocracoke has the smallest public school in the state of North Carolina. The school averages just over 6 graduates per year.
Methodist Church The Methodist Episcopal Church was first established on Ocracoke Island in 1828.
USLSS Boathouse In 1883 the US government established the island’s first Life Saving Station near Hatteras Inlet.
Ocracoke Fudge and Ice Cream Fudge and Ice Cream
Flying Melon Café The Flying Melon serves Creole and Southern cuisine made with fresh ingredients and local seafood.
Dajio Enjoy the air conditioning interior or alfresco dining on the jasmine-filled patio and lively music at the Dajio bar many summer nights.
Ocracoke Alive / Deepwater Theater Non-profit dedicated to enriching the community by encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities.
Books to be Red A full service independent bookstore and gift shop offering a wide variety of gifts, from books and art supplies, to pottery, toys, yarn and much more.
Old Post Office A History of the United States Post Office at Ocracoke.
Berkley Castle Influenced by both New England turn-of-the-century resort architecture and by Colonial Williamsburg style, the Castle was built in the mid-1950s by industrialist Sam Jones.
Ghost and History Tours Join native islanders and accomplished storytellers on one of our popular Ghost & History Tours.
Howard Street Howard Street is a North Carolina treasure. No other street has the history and charm it boasts.
British Cemetery This small graveyard is the final resting place of four British sailors from an armed trawler torpedoed in 1942.
Bragg-Howard House This house is representative of the basic island home, the historic "story and a jump," a diminutive frame house, one and a half stories high.
Ocracoke Lighthouse Ocracoke Island’s most prominent landmark is its 75′ tall lighthouse built in 1823.
Teach's Hole Teach’s Hole Blackbeard Exhibit was founded by George and Mickey Roberson in 1992 with the purpose of educating the traveling public about North Carolina’s most infamous pirate.
Village Craftsmen Village Craftsmen on Howard Street offers an extensive selection of quality American-made handcrafts.
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Published:November 10, 2014

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