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Welcome to Cedar Island

Cedar Island RV Park and Motel is the vacation destination that you and your family have been looking for! Our beaches remain one of the few areas along the east coast of the United States that remain completely untouched and in their natural state. Wild horses roam our island beaches, which are surrounded by the peaceful waters of the Pamlico Sound and Cedar Island Bay, with nothing but pristine white sands, dunes, and natural marsh grasses. Cedar Island offers the opportunity to completely relax, or fill your days with outdoor adventures to explore this special part of the Emerald Coast!

We are open year round for camping, motel accommodations, condo rentals, canoe or kayak rentals and horseback riding on the beach and we do have space available most days for all lodging. The Visitor Center & gift shop have just been moved to the main entrance of the campground in an all new facility located at 120 Driftwood Drive Cedar Island, NC 28520. Hours of operation Vary by the season but we will be expanding our hours of operation in the comin months to better serve our customers. In an effort to provide the best & most seamless check-in experience possible we will be pre-checking lodging & campground customers by finalize reservation payments & issuing unit numbers 24 hours ahead of time. Many of our customers cannot arrive during business hours so we are making our check-in process as easy as possible for you. 

If you would like to book online - You can also book your reservation by clicking the "Check Availability" Link above or call 252-515-0201. to finalize your room & campground details. Please note all horseback riding reservatiojns must be made over the phone from 9:00am-6:00pm and cannot be booked online.

The Bay Breeze on-site restaurant is privately owned and operated. It is typically open for lunch & dinner. For more information call 252-225-0248 or visit their website 

New changes for the property

-The all new Soundside Condos are now open and ready for families desiring longer stays with the amenities of home. There are both 1 & 2 bedroom units with a full kitchen, full living room, private bedrooms, Dish Network, wifi, and a private rooftop deck for our 2 bedroom units overlooking to beach and bay. Just steps from our white, sandy  beach. One bedroom rooms will be available in early summer. Several units are being offered for sale. For details leave your name & number with the office staff at 252-515-0201.
-The campground entrance is b-eing moved so customers can access all sites in a -more convenient manner. The new office will have a large park map mounted on the exterior wall to help customers quickly find their site. 
-Wifi is now being added throughout the campground, motel & condo units. This new buildout should allow Customers to experience far superior internet reception in the populated areas of the property. 
-New showers, hardware and drainage has been added to the RV Park bathhouse
-A new high capacity water well has been added to the campground which has drastically increased water capacity
-A new dog park is completed for any guest who would like to exercise their dogs in a controlled environment
-RV electric service has been increased with a huge increase in power capacity to handle our increase in customers
-Security cameras are being added for increased safety of our guests
-2 new septic sytems were installed for better capacity

What a beautiful relaxing place. My dog and I had a great time at the beach and I had the best horseback ride ever. Must check it out!
Mary | Trip Advisor

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Our horseback riding on the beach is also a huge hit for people wanting an adventurous experience that everyone loves.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Nearly 200 acres of pure nature and over a half-mile of breathtaking quartz sand beaches you are sure to enjoy every minute.

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Fishing & Hunting

World renowned drum fishing and duck hunting

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Our Location

Cedar Island Rustic campground, condos, motel & beach horseback riding are both only steps to the white sandy beaches of Pamlico Sound and is located 45 miles east of Morehead City, NC, right along the NC Scenic Highway 12. Our property is the very southern tip of the Outer Banks and is just before the state ferry terminal that takes you to the neighboring island of Ocracoke. We are the southern gateway to your Outer Banks vacation!


November, frantically trying to find lodging after driving and hiking with plenty of pitfalls all day; pitch black, careening down NC12 Causeway to the end of the island with friends following.... Cedar Island Resort ANSWERS their phone and are OPEN!!!! So wonderful and the rooms were clean, comfy and cozy. I love this place and am very very grateful for their kind and calm assistance. Everyone should stay here! FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Karla Wood, Google Reviews
Cedar Island Resort offers an extreme homelike feel with wonderful staff and all around residents. My fiancé and I were provided with the tour of our lives on the most gentle horses for my birthday. We were guided by Allison who made us feel so comfortable and safe at all times. I would recommend this experience to any friends and loved ones without hesitation. We are at the restaurant across the way right after where the was awesome service and authentic, AMAZING food. Thank you for your hospitality! 5 stars no doubt!
Melanie Barovick, Google Reviews
Absolutely amazing place! To wake up with wild horses on the beach out your window is something you don't see that often! The beach is beautiful, the water is like bath water and it's so peaceful. If you want a quiet place to go for social distancing this is the place! We booked another trip and can't wait to go back!
Wonderful! A hidden gem!. NIkki Maglodi, Google Reviews
The best place to camp ever! If you’re looking for a hidden gem this is it!! The beaches are amazing and you can truly relax at the most peaceful place in NC. We were there last month and heading there again this weekend. You won’t be disappointed! Check out my pictures of the campsite and the beaches!
Wonderful! A hidden gem! VBrown04 , Trip Advisor
I made my reservations for this motel, to catch the ferry the next morning. I wasn't expecting the room to be much. I was very surprised. OUTSTANDING. The room was very clean, bed was OK, refrig and all the amenities of a regular motel. Pet friendly. Owners were very friendly and helpful. WIFI and A/C was excellent. The area is growing. Very beautiful area around the motel. Little restaurant and bar next to hotel. Recommend the hamburger. Recommend - great place to stay
Outstanding. Stan Miller, Trip Advisor