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NPS Campground: Dune side with the sand burrs and the mosquitoes

On NC 12 about a mile and half outside of Ocracoke Village is the National Park Services campground and one of the few places to camp that's actually worth it if you ask us. Campsites are $20 a night and two cars to a site. you can make reservations ahead of time but sites are first come first served. Staying on the side near the dunes (duneside) is nice but it's quite a long haul to the bathrooms. There are other sites that are closer to the bathroom and not very far from the beach. Yes, I said bathrooms. There are public facilities here as well as COLD cold showers (which are actually quite nice after a day at the beach).

There are also water pumps where you can get fresh water for whatever you need. I'd still recommend bringing bottled water with you, though. Bring Mosquito repellent, and suntan lotion and at night just stay in your tent or on the beach where the wind will blow the mosquitoes away usually. There are also grills there and picnic tables at each site. you cannot burn fires except out on the beach past the tide mark.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written June 20, 2005
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The Anchorage Inn and Marina: *Pet Rooms Available*

We haven't stayed here, but I thought it was worth mentioning as a possibility because it isn't on VT's list and it is listed by AAA as a two diamond small-scale hotel.

It is only open 3-1 to 11-30. A two person room with a continental breakfast is between $79 (in the spring) to $155 (in summer).

There is a $10 extra charge for pets.

A 35 room four story hotel overlooking Ocracoke's scenic harbor. We have both smoking and non-smoking rooms on our first three floors with either two double beds, one queen size bed, or one king size bed. Our fourth floor rooms and balconies are non-smoking with one king size bed. We also have a kitchenette on our second floor. Views of the harbor, The Pamlico Sound and sunsets are better the higher you are. There is an elevator for easy access to the upper floors. The Anchorage Inn faces Southwest, therefore we have beautiful sunsets as the sun sinks into the waters of the Pamlico Sound. You can also watch boats as they navigate Ocracoke Inlet in between Ocracoke Island and Portsmouth Island on their way to and from the Atlantic Ocean. We have a swimming pool located on the harbor, a dockside cafe adjacent to the pool at the marina, a number of charter boats (fee) available for fishing trips. There are grills and picnic tables and a playground available beside the hotel.

There are bike and small power boat rentals available.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Sailing and Boating, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Fishing
  • Written May 25, 2005
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