THINGS TO DO IN CEDAR ISLAND, NC

Your Adventure Awaits Right Outside Your Door

Welcome to nature's paradise! Cedar Island is filled with amazing beaches, sprawling marsh grass, abundant wildlife and is truly a hidden slice of paradise. During your stay here we strive to give you a wide variety of choices for your entertainment and relaxation. You can choose to take advantage of all the adventures that we have to offer, or you may choose to completely disconnect and relax during your stay. Cedar Island Resort has everything you need to make your vacation a trip to remember and keep you coming back every year. You are sure to enjoy every minute of our nearly 200 acres of pure nature and over a half mile of breathtaking quartz sand beaches.
As you arrive at Cedar Island Resort stop in our Rental Office/Visitors Center to check in for your stay as well as getting details on all of our options and activities. 
Canoes & Kayaks
Canoes & Kayaks
There is no better way to get a close glimpse at the fantastic beauty of Cedar Island than cruising through the Bay on a canoe or kayak. Our unique location is a haven for kayakers with our beautiful, pristine waters, abundant wildlife, marshes, and natural beaches. The waters are shallow, and the current is mild unless it is an extremely windy day. White egret, gray heron, seagulls, pelicans, Canadian Geese, and several species of ducks dot our shorelines and marsh. You are almost guaranteed to see jumping fish and a few river otters on your journey. If you are lucky, you may catch views of the wild Spanish horses or even the wild cattle that roam freely throughout Cedar Island and Hog Island. To reserve a canoe or kayak stop by our Visitor Center or call 252-515-0201. You can also reserve online by clicking the link below:
Horseback riding on the beach
Horseback riding on the beach
Cedar Island is one of the few places in North America where you can ride for miles on a virtually untouched beach. You will take a guided tour on a well-trained horse throughout Cedar Island's gorgeous beaches. On our longer rides, yo will likely cross over parts of the Bay to an utterly uninhabited island. On your journey, you will usually come across a herd of wild Spanish ponies who travel throughout the islands freely. Horseback riding on the beach is a once in a lifetime experience you must do when you stay! To learn more click the link below:
Tent Camping
Tent Camping
Discover the most peaceful corners of our property where you can be away from everything. We offer beach camping in your own secluded corner of the world with access to the bath house facilities. You will likely see either wild horses or wild cattle during your stay so be prepared for a visit! If you would like to have water & electric at your tent site we offer tent camping in the RV Park . Spaces available for tent camping are 17-22 & 25-30. Or if you would like to primitive camp closer to the bathroom facilities we have tent camping in designated areas as well. Stop by our Visitor Center or call 252-515-0201 to inquire about tent camping. Book online on the link below.
Natural Beaches
Natural Beaches
If you are looking for relaxation, our pristine white sand beaches are calling your name! The waters of the Pamlico Sound are quiet, and sandbars are frequently formed throughout the shoreline, making the waters perfect for sunbathing, walking, or playing with young children.
Sand Volleyball, Horse Shoe, or Cornhole
Sand Volleyball, Horse Shoe, or Cornhole
Want to get some exercise while you are here? How about some sand volleyball? We have a full-size court in our campground, along with horseshoes or corn hole boards, which can be reserved to take to the beach or your campsite.
Fishing
Fishing
Cedar Island offers some of the best fishing along the NC coast. We have world-renowned red drum fishing in our area seasonally, and we can help you find a fishing captain to help maximize your chance to reel-in your best catch. Other fish that are abundant in our area are speckled trout, flounder, mackerel, bluefish, mullet, and more.
Billiards
Billiards
Sharky's Bar & Grill has multiple pool tables with open pool and some league play during certain hours. Come into Sharky's for a beverage at the full-service bar and shoot some pool with your friends.
Duck Hunting
Duck Hunting
When the temperatures drop, many species of duck flock to Cedar Island. Our area is perfect for duck hunting on the coast. We have many local hunting guides that have grown up on the waters here and know where to take you for the best hunt. Duck hunting season varies slightly but is generally in December and January each year.
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More Things To Do

  • Walk the beach and search for the herd of wild horses, waterfowl, birdlife, and sea life
  • Take the on-site ferry to our neighboring Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks
  • Visit the playground, play volleyball or horseshoes in our campground
  • Boating available in both Pamlico Sound from the public boat ramp or Cedar Island Bay from our private boat ramp
  • Catch fish, oysters, clams and crabs for dinner
  • Purchase fresh seafood locally from local vendors and fish houses for delicious meals
  • Visit Cape Lookout National Seashore and tour the lighthouse
  • Take a day trip to Beaufort for shopping and visit the Maritime Museum
  • Visit the Waterfowl Museum in Harker's Island, and learn about our Down East Heritage
  • Spend your day at our beautiful beach. Have lunch or drinks at the on-site restaurant any time during restaurant business hours.
  • Take in our awesome sunrises and sunsets!