About The Cove

Learn About Our Outer Banks Inn and Ocracoke Island Location

Ocracoke Island’s informal lifestyle lends itself well to the Bed & Breakfast approach to Outer Banks lodging. The Cove B&B is a leading example of just such an Outer Banks Inn. Built beneath old live oaks in the “beach” style as a private duplex in 1992 and thus one of the island’s newer lodgings, The Cove took on its current form in 2001, became ours the following year, and the evolution was on. The need for more space led to the purchase of the adjacent Live Oaks Cottage for our on-site innkeepers in 2008, allowing the addition of a new first floor suite with a private entrance and screened porch. More outdoor space with water views was added in 2012.


Two wings of the duplex at our Outer Banks inn on Ocracoke Island, Sunrise and Sunset, offer maximum privacy.


Our rattan furnished parlor offers to our guests lounging, TV, reading, games, and our outdoor dining area. As weather permits, we take advantage of our screened porch furnished with teak tables and chairs for outdoor dining and Adirondack and rocking chairs for snoozing and socializing. Solitude comes with each guest’s private room, bath, and furnished balcony.


Ample on-site parking is available for cars and bikes (big and little). Contact us regarding trailers.


Guests may use our complimentary bikes to roam the village and our beach towels on trips to the beach. WiFi throughout The Cove is secure. Each afternoon our complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres serve as a popular way of transitioning into the evening fun.