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Beautiful Beach

If stopping at the beach, this is the place to go. The view is great and the beach offers plenty of... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
CathyHHS20
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
NIce beach facility

We went to this beach access, as it was after labor day, and there were no crowds. Of course... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
snippychick
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Manteo, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

If stopping at the beach, this is the place to go. The view is great and the beach offers plenty of beauty to take in.

Thank CathyHHS20
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We went to this beach access, as it was after labor day, and there were no crowds. Of course, there was no lifeguard either. Wide, beautiful beach with lots of room.

Thank snippychick
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Such beautiful beaches on Ocracoke. Spent almost every morning and afternoon here. Fun for all ages!! PS this beach as bathrooms and a shower to rinse off the sand

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have to admit the National Park Service really did this right. This beach is beautiful and great for families. It is life guarded, has plenty of parking, showers, bathrooms and changing facilities. There was plenty of room to spread out and not be on...More

Thank JeffandCarla
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This beach is so beautiful! Not crowded. We will be back. Good for shell-searching. The sand is so soft.

Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Ocracoke seashore is so pristine and the sunsets are absolutely amazing! The ride out to the Hatteras free ferry, the beach is winding & remote, with the Pamilico sound on the other side. This is a very uninhabitated area that is well-maintained and gives you...More

Thank Sunshine764476
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Take bikes or a short drive and use this fantastic spot with kiddoes. The lifeguards are wise and friendly. Rips and strong undertoes are very common, so the guards are a key security for you and yours.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Big beach, warm water and soft sand. Summer relaxation 101. There is only one guarded beach on Ocracoke Island so if you have children and/or non-swimmers, this is the place to go to enjoy the sea. No badges needed. Plenty of parking plus bathrooms with...More

Thank dianedarcy63
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I live near beaches a little farther south along the Outer Banks that can only pretend to be this pristine. Wonderfully long and amazingly uncrowded. Outdoor showers were a big plus. Highlight of my weekend.

Thank flootsmith
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Locals can drive on the beach. Visitors please watch the FLAGS! Red flag means NO SWIMMING. Look at the surf - you can tell when it's not safe. It's a beautiful beach and there are lifeguards in certain areas just pay attention to the flags...More

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Josette A
7 June 2018|
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Response from Bonnie G |
I’ve never found any sea glass, but Ocracoke and Portsmouth can’t be beat with the seashells you can find.
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maria5429
6 June 2018|
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Response from Rick H | Reviewed this property |
It is very kid friendly, but 90 miles south of Nagshead on South 12 plus a 40 minute ferry ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island
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LightPacker657373
3 June 2017|
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Response from CJ8_Jeep |
Yes. Pop up canopies are allowed. Great spot for families.
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