The North Carolina Coast

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  • 1. Ocracoke Island Beaches

    Beach–Sight

    The 16 miles of undeveloped shoreline here are often considered some of the best beaches in America. These beaches are among the least populated...Read More

  • 2. Ocracoke Light Station

    Ocracoke Village | Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    This lighthouse is a photographer's dream. Built in 1823, it's the second-oldest operating lighthouse in the United States (Sandy Hook, New...Read More

  • 3. British Cemetery

    Ocracoke Village | Cemetery

    On May 11, 1942, the HMS Bedfordshire, an armed British trawler on loan to the United States, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank with...Read More

  • 4. Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Hyde County's Lake Mattamuskeet is the largest natural lake in North Carolina. Fed only by rainwater and runoff, the lake is 3 feet below sea...Read More

  • 5. Ocracoke Pony Pen

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    From the observation platform, 6 miles southwest of the north Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry landing, you can look out at the descendants of the Banker...Read More

  • 6. Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

    Ocracoke Village | House/Mansion/Villa

    Run by the local preservation society, the museum is located in a restored American Foursquare house built more than 100 years ago. It was moved...Read More

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