Cedar Island, NC, is a small coast community about an hour from Emerald Isle. Just follow Highway 70 to the end of the road and you’re there!
EXPLORE CEDAR ISLAND, NC
At Cedar Island you’ll discover unique side-street gift shops as well as a horse riding stable, and a wholesale retail fish company to enjoy. Cedar Island is home to the famous “Driftwood Restaurant” and the Okracoke ferry.
Things to Do on Cedar Island
While Cedar Island has tons of activities to offer, more than half the island is owned by the Cedar Island Wildlife Refuge, which is open for visitors to hike and explore. It’s also a great place for bird watching, taking photos of the beautiful scenery or just enjoying the 16 miles of unspoiled beaches. Cedar Island outdoor activities include fishing, kayaking, kite boarding, surfing or parasailing. Make sure to visit the 1823 lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on the east coast.
- Cedar Island Wildlife Refuge
- Driftwood Restaurant
- Okracoke ferry
- Cape Lookout Lighthouse and National Seashore in nearby Harker’s Island
- Core Sound Waterfowl Museum in nearby Harker’s Island
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore in nearby Manteo
Cedar Island Map