Blackbeard Museum at Teach's Hole

Did you know that Blackbeard actually sailed the Outer Banks waters and holed up on Ocracoke Island? He also lost his life there at the hands of Captain Robert Maynard. His headless body was said to swim around the ship a number of times before succumbing to death. Named in honor of the treacherous scallywag, Tea...

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Kitty Hawk Kites

Of all the successful businesses on the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Kites is the one that has made the most of the barrier islands’ outdoor recreational assets. Founded in 1974 by two young men who opened a small store across from Jockey’s Ridge, the East Coast’s tallest sand dune, Kitty Hawk Kites singleha...

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Ocracoke Lighthouse

Visit North Carolina’s oldest operating lighthouse located on Ocracoke Island. The original wooden sentinel was erected in 1798 on the point of Ocracoke Inlet to mark the channel. It was 54 feet tall. With shifting inlets, the lighthouse soon became ineffective and was replaced in 1820 by a light vessel loc...

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Ocracoke Preservation Society

The Ocracoke Preservation Society is a community-based non-profit organization founded in with the goal of preserving the rich cultural and historical heritage of Ocracoke Island. It's main function is preserving and restoring the island's significant structures, buildings and districts, as well as objects with historic ...

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The Glass Bead & Java Junction

Kick back and drink coffee or a latte or espresso and get creative. At The Glass Bead & Java Junction you can create beaded jewelry, purchase jewelry-making supplies and enjoy your favorite coffee beverage. The staff gives beaded jewelry-making classes, and they even offer you free use of tools if you forgot yours at...

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