Ocracoke is situated 270 miles (435 kilometers) south of the national capital Washington, and approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of Norfolk - Virginia Beach.
There is no need to limit your tour to the points of interest in Ocracoke because the whole region is dotted with an abundance of great cultural and natural attractions. If you have some extra time, head 18 miles (29 kilometers) to get to Hatteras. Here you can visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of Ocracoke is Morehead City, a regional city where you can explore Arts and Things Gallery, Carteret Community College and Morehead Plaza Shopping Center. Morehead City Port and Morehead City Yacht Basin are some other attractions definitely worth visiting for those who have more time on their hands.
Coastal North Carolina offers some excellent ways to enjoy its unique landscapes. Adrenaline junkies can sign up for one of the many hiking or horse riding experiences on offer. When the weather is fine, enjoy Coastal North Carolina's beautiful waterways. Kite surfing and scuba diving are just two of the most popular ways to exercise here.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time return home, head to the nearest major airport in New Bern, 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the west.