“Here’s one for those beach dwellers who appreciate that the journey is sometimes as thrilling as the destination,” says contributor Bradley O’Neil for The Discoverer, a popular travel destination outlet, who has incorporated Ocracoke Island among their “These U.S. Beaches Are Best Kept Secret” listicle.
“First you’ll need to drive to Cedar Island and then take a ferry across the Pamlico Sound to the Ocracoke. Once here, a single road brings you within walking distance of secluded bays, unblemished stretches of sand, rolling, windswept dunes, and salt marshes.”
Ocracoke joins the ranks of the following: Bahia Honda State Park, Florida, Bandon State Natural Area, Oregon, Cumberland Island, Georgia, Coon Creek Beach, California, Folly Beach, South Carolina, Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii, Rye on the Rocks, New Hampshire, and Second Beach, Washington.