Ocracoke Island Natural: Springer's Point


The 12-mile drive from the ferry landing to the village is a beautiful, natural stretch of the Byway through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Seven creeks open Pamlico Sound views through wind-sculpted maritime forest and shrub. Within the island’s village, Springer’s Point Preserve offers a 122-acre natural, tranquil area to enjoy. The preserve, owned by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, features a maritime forest, a tidal red cedar forest, salt marsh, wet grasslands, and a sound side beaches. This unique maritime forest is marked with interpretive signs along a walking path which overlooks the Pamlico Sound at Teach’s Hole, where the notorious pirate Blackbeard was killed in 1718. Springer’s Point is located near the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Loop Road and open year round in daylight hours only for self-guided exploration. There is no parking. Most visitors walk or ride bicycles to the preserve.


North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
131 Racine Dr., Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403


35.10586940, -75.98706698
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(252) 928-6711

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