Ocracoke Harbor

Ocracoke, NC
Though there's lot of beach here, lots of sand, there is also a quaint community around Silver Lake (as it's called), the harbor at Ocracoke. In the background here is a ferry ready to be loaded. Ocracoke is normally serviced by three ferries --- one headed south, one west, and the other north to Hatteras. For most of this winter the Hatteras ferry has been closed due to low water or shoaling in the channel. This means that access to or egress from Ocracoke requires at least a 2 1/4 hour ferry and a long drive to reach essential services.