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Springer's Point Preserve

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Address: Ocracoke, NC
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+1 910-790-4524

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Blackbeard's place

Springer's Point is the highest point of land on Ocracoke and is rooted deep in history. It is most famous for being a hideout to Edward Teach AKA Blackbeard. There is no parking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Glenn B
Selma, North Carolina, United States
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Selma, North Carolina, United States
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Springer's Point is the highest point of land on Ocracoke and is rooted deep in history. It is most famous for being a hideout to Edward Teach AKA Blackbeard. There is no parking for automobiles so the best way to access it is via bicycle or walk. Once you get to the entrance, there is a rack to park your... More 

1 Thank Glenn B
Apex, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The trail is okay. But be warned this is a conservation area: There is NO parking for cars or golf carts anywhere near the trail (and they ticket you if you park in driveways, leave car/cart on side of road), so be prepared to walk or bike here. If you bike use the bike racks at the main entrance -... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second time hiking here. We parked our bikes and enjoyed the walk. This time we realized a man was buried there with his horse! There is a bird feeding area with a tree trunk carved into a raccoon. A nice view overlooking Teach's Hole.

Thank FtDeSotogirl
Virginia Beach, VA USA
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193 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ocracoke has an unspoiled feel about it all over, but this place is something special. It is overgrown, yet well maintained. I felt like I was taken back to the days when pirates partied here. There are no houses, just trees and plants. The beach is quaint and fairly unpeopled, so you can meditate or just enjoy the waves gently... More 

Thank jez09
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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275 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was a sweet walk that we came across while riding bikes on the island. There are bike racks available right at the beginning of the trail which will eventually lead you to the water. If you get to the water, there is a possibility to loop around so you aren't taking the same way both times. Look for the... More 

Thank gjscollins
North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a beautiful wild place on Ocracoke. The forest is gorgeous and the soundside beaches are breath-taking.

Thank OuterBanksLover
Conway, South Carolina
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was our first trip to the island in over 35 years, so much had changed. This was one spot that was recommended by our friends, and we definitely see why. We were not able to go swimming, but many people were and it looked like the perfect spot to cool off. We had been warned about mosquitoes, but they... More 

Thank Riverlife_90
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A beautiful nature preserve that will take you out to beach area where Blackbeard and his friends enjoyed relaxing hundreds of years ago. Good local history here.

Thank Rheadaria
Melbourne, Florida
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360 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Bring mosquito spray! Nice trail which is easily walked and provides a unique vision of possible wildlife. Just as my wife told me snakes were not on this island a 4ft black snake crossed in front of us. Be sure to look for the wood carvings of animals. We walked to beach and I went for a nice sunset swim... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Venture into the wilds of Ocracoke for a lovely nature walk that will take you out to the sound overlooking where Blackbeard saw his demise.

Thank sreisinger

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