Jerniman's

990 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 650-4202

Jerniman's is a collective campground, restaurant, gas station and golf cart rental business. The campground is the closest accommodation to the ocean on Ocracoke Island, less than a half-mile shy of the first beach access road. It offers 29 sites, 24 of which can accommodate RVs and campers. Tent camping is allowed, and all sites have adequate space for parking. The sites offer electrical and water hookups, and some have septic as well. A communal laundry, bathhouse and dumping station are also on site. Adding to the convenience factor is a grocery store and hardware store right next to the campground. Reservations can be made online, and be sure to check their website for their list of fun events happening all year round.

Jerniman's on-site restaurant and bar serves Southern-style cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy hearty breakfasts and fresh-made biscuits in the morning, then come back for Southern specialties like fried chicken and barbecue, plus burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and chef's specials, six days a week. The bar serves wine and ice-cold beer.