This is a great family place with lots to do. Also a great couples 'retreat' for a weekend get away! Rent bikes and ride around the island. Visit the beautiful lighthouse and just enjoy the amazing scenery. Great hometown restaurant with hometown feeling bar. Fabulous restaurants and great campgrounds!
Ocracoke Island was entertaining in a lazy sort of way. We stayed at Blackbeard's Lodge which was rather fun. We were able to visit the Lighthouse and enjoy some local fare. Many shops were closed when we went because it was early spring. Take extra cash...the meals were expensive. The ferry ride was a big plus and a first for us. Be sure to make reservations if you choose to take the ferry to Swans Quarter though. I personally enjoyed the long drive from the Hatteras Lighthouse though.
We went on a school trip to the Outerbanks and spent a day on Ocracoke Island. We took the ferry over from Hatteras to the island and rented bicycles. Bicycles are a great way to see the island, but there were no helmets to rent. The highlights were the light house, the British cemetery and stopping for ice cream.