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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Address: Ocracoke, NC
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Fun in the Sun

We got a permit to go off road, we found the prefect place and we parked and enjoyed ourself to the max, with no one on site!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We got a permit to go off road, we found the prefect place and we parked and enjoyed ourself to the max, with no one on site!

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

we love ocracoke. we love the beach. we always go just a bit past the lifeguard area. the beach is wide , beautiful, and wild. no houses, no noisy boardwalks, no shops. just sand, surf, and sun. we do enjoy that there is a little outdoor shower and a changing facility. we use that before we go to eat I... More 

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Siler City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful and not crowded beach. Walking distance from the airport. We enjoyed swimming and sunning all afternoon.

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Easy access with plenty of parking, changing rooms, bathrooms, outdoor shower, water fountains and lifeguards. If you continue up the road a mile or so there is a neat pony enclosure on the left.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed these beaches. Clean water and sand. We went seashell hunting. Found some nice ones! Possible fossil too. Uncrowded, friendly visitors. Only warning is that is was very rough. Watch young kids carefully. Water temperature was outstanding. Like bath water. Lots of porpoises to watch. I would definitely recommend a vacation here. The water is a pretty color. A... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I spent an afternoon at this beach... It is beautiful! Expansive beach and great surf! The dunes and sea grasses are lovely against a background of blue sky and luminous clouds!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice beach. Of course the lifeguards make it much safer. Ocracoke is extremely laid back and a fun place to visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Just totally unspoiled, gorgeous sand. Nice ramp to and from beach. Shower and changing facilities. Not crowded because the island isn't in general. Amazing amazing beach.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

There aren't many beaches left that are completely undeveloped...no buildings at all. Perfect. The lifeguard beach is a great way to enjoy this pristine area. Parking area, bathrooms and sand showers right off of the beach, and a nice ramp to get to the sand. Lifeguard there during the summer which is great. Stop by The Back Porch Lunchbox or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Go at sunrise for the best chance of shelling. Best places for shells are the farthest North point and then park at the Airport and walk towards the southpoint you'll find a good shell line in the morning after high tide!

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