Ocracoke Island Silver Lake

Ocracoke, North Carolina

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Originally known as Cockle Creek, Silver Lake Harbor was established in 1931. The creek was dredged and a harbor and marina were constructed. This dredging made it possible for large vessels to come into dock, and Ocracoke Village grew into a fishing village. Ocracoke is unlike any other island on the North Carolina coast. Even though it is a bustling tourist haven, it seems to still exist in another time. The small size, the scarcity of private property, and the limited freshwater help to limit development of the island. The best way to explore Ocracoke is slowly, on island time. Don’t hurry. Savor the little things and you will be able to really appreciate this jewel.
Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

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Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

by Pam Malec (The Globe Pequot Press)

Originally known as Cockle Creek, Silver Lake Harbor was established in 1931. The creek was dredged and a harbor and marina were constructed. This dredging made it possible for large vessels to come into dock, and Ocracoke Village grew into a fishing village.

Ocracoke is unlike any other island on the North Carolina coast. Even though it is a bustling tourist haven, it seems to still exist in another time. The small size, the scarcity of private property, and the limited freshwater help to limit development of the island. The best way to explore Ocracoke is slowly, on island time. Don’t hurry. Savor the little things and you will be able to really appreciate this jewel.

©  Pam Malec/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Ocracoke
Distance: 8
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 hours to all day
Season: Year-round, weather permitting
Local Maps: USGS: NC00540 Ocracoke and NC0586 Portsmouth
Driving Directions: Directions to Ocracoke Island: Silver Lake

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