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Is Ocracoke your next dreamy getaway? Check these spots out

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Ocracoke /ˈoʊkrəkoʊk/ is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 948 as of the 2010 census. In the 2020 census, the population had dropped to 797 people.

In Ocracoke you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke Lighthouse and many more. Continue reading to know more.

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1. Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island is a part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the United States. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Eifel Kreutz Getty Image) Ocracoke Island is a part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the United States.

Ocracoke Island is one of the best shelling destinations on the outer banks. This island is only accessible by boat, ferry, or private plane and has been separated from the rest of the world for centuries, and has one of the most unique beach atmospheres along the coastline. This island is a treasure of maritime forest and indigenous wildlife. This island is pet-friendly with uncrowded beaches and clean dunes.

2. Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Lighthouse stands at 75 feet tall where it is the second oldest lighthouse in the whole country. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Imagewerks Getty Image) Ocracoke Lighthouse stands at 75 feet tall where it is the second oldest lighthouse in the whole country.

Ocracoke Lighthouse, located in North Carolina, stands at 75 feet tall which visitors could climb and witness wondrous and picturesque views of nature. It was built in order to help guide ships through Ocracoke Inlet and since 1823 had been operating, making it the second oldest lighthouse in the country.

3. Historic Corolla Village

Historic Corolla Village is filled with many establishments and stores that could only be found in the village. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Jfbenning Getty Image) Historic Corolla Village is filled with many establishments and stores that could only be found in the village.

Historic Corolla Village, located in North Carolina, is a village that houses numerous establishments unique to the village. It also houses numerous tourist spots such as the Wild Horse Museum. Visitors would also surely love strolling around the village as it features numerous buildings with beautiful architecture.

4. Ocracoke Pony Pens

Visitors could see and be near pones at the Ocracoke Pony Pens. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Visitors could see and be near pones at the Ocracoke Pony Pens.

People who want to see ponies should check out the Ocracoke Pony Pens. It is located in North Carolina and is home to various ponies that are free to roam the vast green lands. It once contained almost 300 ponies but is now down to 13. Nevertheless, visitors would surely love seeing and being with ponies which are horses that are descendants of Spanish mustangs.

5. British Cemetery

British Cemetery is a small cemetery located at Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Ashley Cooper Getty Image) British Cemetery is a small cemetery located at Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States.

The British Cemetery contains the graves of four British navy personnel who were killed while defending the North Carolina coast against German U-boats in World War.This place is well maintained. Every year close to May 11th, armed forces meet to honor the British seamen who were buried in this land. Ocracoke is at the end of North Carolina, which is accessible only by boat or a small plane. This place is historic and a nice memorial for the British.

6. The Anchorage Inn

The Anchorage Inn is situated near the airport and offers quality accommodation in North Carolina. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Staticflickr Image) The Anchorage Inn is situated near the airport and offers quality accommodation in North Carolina.

Visitors looking for a comfortable place and a home away from home should try out The Anchorage Inn in North Carolina. Not only is the inn located in a convenient location near the airport but it also offers quality and luxurious rooms that are air-conditioned. The inn also features different amenities and facilities available to guests.

7. Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum

This is a maritime museum that gives a brief knowledge about maritime history. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Staticflickr Image) This is a maritime museum that gives a brief knowledge about maritime history.

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Ocracoke, North Carolina. The museum specializes in displaying ship models, objects relating to ships, and artifacts that are recovered from shipwrecks. The gallery in the museum gives a detailed history of discovering, exploring, and preserving the ships that are wrecked or destroyed. This museum is a branch of the North Carolina Museum of History.

8. Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit

Learn more about the legendary Pirate, Blackbeard, at the Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Learn more about the legendary Pirate, Blackbeard, at the Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit.

Visitors who are interested in learning more about pirate life should visit the Teach's Hole Blackbeard Exhibit. It is located in North Carolina and features recreated items of the legendary pirate, Blackbeard. The museum has weapon displays, original art, and pirate ship models.

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