We visited Oregon inlet, Frisco, cape point (cape Hatteras) camp sites and this was definitely the best site in south OBX.
I was very worried about the bugs per other reviews, but we stayed in the B loop and D loop (closer to the dunes) and didn't have much of a problem. We used some spray with Deet and were fine, nothing else was necessary.
We stayed the first night at B3 site and it was in our opinion the best site there because it was surrounded by small shrubby trees so there was some privacy, there was a little tree roofed "room" to hang out in and there was semi direct beach access (you had to walk through one low bush, but this was ok, because it meant that no one else saw it so they didn't walk through your camp (which happens at other dune sites because of the more direct beach access).
This site is apparently, the lowest place in the park since when we woke up after the "tornado" that came through (we had to end up sleeping in our car for safety), our entire camp was under approx. 8" of water.
So, this is a great site, if the forecast is for dry weather:)
Our second night, we moved to the much drier D3 site. There were a couple shrubs and it was much more of a "beachy" site.
During the summer season, you can only have a beach fire at the day use which is exactly 2 miles down a straight road from the site. You can definitely walk it if needed on the beach or the road (there is a bike path on the road).
The town is approx. 3 miles away and is very quaint. We went into town and rented a Carolina skiff from the Restless Native company for 4 hours and had a wonderful time exploring.
Overall, I was very pleased with the entire experience. The showers are a little cool, which isn't a problem in the summer in my opinion, they weren't freezing.
The beach was absolutely gorgeous, white sand and great surf. there are some turtle nesting grounds nearby, but we're in their space, so can't blame them.
- Also Known As:
- Ocracoke Campground Hotel Ocracoke