Long walks where it’s just you and sandpipers. Chartered boats to secret fishing spots and Blackbeard’s favorite hiding place. A day trip full of kite surfing, or a week full of taking it easy and the freedom to do as you please. Ocracoke has a raw, untamed pirate spirit, but it’s so beautiful it can easily lull you with its sun-soaked charms. Ocracoke twinkles like a bright lure for a summer day trip from nearby Outer Banks destinations, and it glides lazily and romantically along for couples looking for a sail, a sea kayak excursion, or a walk to the Ocracoke Lighthouse.