In addition to the life-guarded beach, Ocracoke Island provides six parking areas north of the village. Each lot provides access to the beach via footpaths.
The NPS life-guarded beach on Ocracoke Island is part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, one of the most beautiful beaches on the eastern seaboard.
Ocracoke is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. There are many programs offered at the National Park Service Visitor Center on Ocracoke.