Address: 785 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC    Reservation Line: 252-928-4411

Fun-Filled Family Adventure: Your Ultimate Itinerary

Welcome to Ocracoke, where every day is an adventure! Here’s your guide to an unforgettable family-friendly vacation.

While you are checking in at the Pony Island Inn, learn about the exciting activities Ocracoke has to offer. Get insider tips from our friendly staff and set your itinerary for the day.

The Journey Begins

Start by visiting the Ocracoke Banker Ponies. The ponies have been protected by the National Park Service since 1959. Kids of all ages will enjoy an up close and personal look at the iconic ponies of the island. Pony Island Inn sponsors a few of the ponies in the 188 acre pen. 

Next up, go see the iconic Ocracoke Lighthouse known for its long standing history on the island as well as the surrounding scenery.

Just a short walk from the lighthouse, you can embark on a leisurely stroll through Springer’s Point Nature Preserve. Discover the island’s untouched beauty as you wander along the enchanting trails, spotting wildlife and soaking in the coastal atmosphere.

After your nature walk, head over to Kitty Hawk Kites to pick up a kite for an exciting beach day. Choose your favorite designs and get ready to soar alongside your family. If you are in the mood to shop around, stop in Harborside Gift Shop, Moonmaker Tea Shop, and more. You can then take a walk around to the dock and see Silver Lake just behind the shops.

Grab a snack on the way to the beach at The Fudge and Ice Cream Shop where you can cool off with a refreshing frozen treat. Choose from a variety of flavors and enjoy a burst of sweetness to kickstart your beach day.

Spend the afternoon at the beach, flying kites and soaking up the sun. Let the kids build sandcastles, splash in the waves, and make memories that will last a lifetime. If you are ready to come back and spend the afternoon at the Pony Island Inn, your kids will love our onsite pool.  

Satisfy your appetite with a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants close by! Jason’s Restaurant, SmacNally’s, and Ocracoke Oyster Company are all great options.