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Outer Banks National Scenic Byway

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Lovely scenic view.

We always enjoy this drive from the northern outer banks to the southern outer banks. We get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Beautiful scenery.

The house pictured in actually a teachers conference center but was a former US Coast Guard... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
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2 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC
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All reviews beautiful drive nags head straight road cedar island ferry terminal day trip stops bridge highway scenery sound dunes route hatteras obx sand sites
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy this drive from the northern outer banks to the southern outer banks. We get excited when the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is in view. That means it's that much closer to Ocracoke. Take your time and take it all in!

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The house pictured in actually a teachers conference center but was a former US Coast Guard station. It is right next to the ferry terminal to go Cedar Island. Very Nice area and has a small snack area with bathrooms.

Thank AlexK6096
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Great experience driving through this scenic road. Expect to make unexpected stops driving through island village, ocean roads. World is so beautiful.

Thank Atraveller0511
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Lovely views-gives you an idea of how quickly the island can become desolate-yet still lovely. Just imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago..!

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a long but scenic ride from Hattera’s Island to Ocracoke Island it’s roughly an hour long. It’s free of charge and there’s no preregistering like some ferries. We visit relatives who live in nearby Frisco for 20 years and they recommend visiting Ocracoke...More

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great little ferry, with super staff who are well trained and professional. The ferry itself was clean and in good condition, and also, the restrooms at the boarding site were in good shape, too.

Thank Augustus V
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Hi Kelly four day getaway with a beautiful drive. It’s peaceful and it wasn’t too crowded. Can’t wait to do it again.

Thank techgmu
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I still loved this drive but it wasn’t what I had visioned in my mind. I didn’t realized that the OBX had such huge sand dunes. Don’t think that you can drive this road and see the beach and ocean because mostly you just see...More

Thank Mary Ann G
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We drove down from Nags head and took the ferry to Ocracoke. It was a beautiful drive with stops in Hatteras and Buxton. We loved the free ferry ride even in the rain. Ocracoke is awesome with a wonderful beach and charming village.

1  Thank ksurene
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Recently traveled Highway 12 from Nags Head to Ocracoke just after the snowfall of about 8 inches. Beautiful drive and the piles of snow was something not often seen on this route.

2  Thank WCUcody
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