Visit this large clustering of shops to fulfill a wide variety of needs and desires. The center provokes everything from adventure to relaxation Corolla style. Hook your self up with a horse tour, get rigged up with fishing supplies, cast a line in a catch and release pool, skateboard at the park. Reserve a kayak or Jeep for a beach tour. All your beach rental needs can be met from an accommodation or bicycle to a Segway or scooter.

Creature comfort needs are especially important.

You will find hot coffee, cool ice cream, sizzling pizza, delectable seafood and cheesy steaks. Enjoy mouth-watering fudge, an Italian feast, saucy ribs or fresh bagels. Shops offer gifts, books, music, jewelry, clothing and surfboards. Hey, the center even has a convenience store, bakery and fruit stand!

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

The Ocracoke Island Lighthouse may not be the most imposing of the Outer Banks lighthouses, but as North Carolina's oldest lighthouse in operation, (and the second oldest in the United States), it is certainly one of the most beloved. At just 65' ft. tall, it is by far the smallest lighthouse on the Outer Banks, but it still towers over the 4 square miles of Ocracoke Village, and its beacon can be spotted up to 14 miles into the Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.