"Ocracoke Island is part of the..." Avon Things to Do Tip by ladyfisher
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Ocracoke Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The entire island is owned by the US National Park Service, except for the village. There is a large Parking Area at the southern end of HWY 12 between the Ferry Office and the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. The National Park Service also has a Visitors Center with Public Rest Rooms.Ocracoke Island, accessible only by water or air, is part of Hyde County. It is one of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina where the pirate Blackbeard is known to have once roamed. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore, with the Pamlico Sound on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, its 16 miles of sun-swept wilderness beaches offer something for everyone. Whether you'd like to swim, fish, surf, or just improve your tan, this is the place to visit. Camping facilities are available with two local campgrounds as well as the National Park Service. Dozens of boats are also available for charter fishing..
The quaint village of Ocracoke, on the island's southern soundside, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 and includes the 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse as well as several historic commercial building and over 100 homes. The British Cemetery, the Banker Ponies and dozens of unique shops provide the visitor with an interesting pastime.
On the eastern flyway of many migrating water and land birds, its environs are a birdwatcher's paradise. Hunting is permitted in season and guide service is available.
Blackberd is known to have once roamed.
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