The Ocracoke Harbor is easily the busiest quarter mile stretch of Ocracoke Island. Consisting of a small, lagoon-like section of saltwater, and lined by a semi-circle of docks, restaurants, shops, marinas and motels, visitors will find that any and all of the activities on Ocracoke Island can most certainly be found harbor front.
Kick back and drink coffee or a latte or espresso and get creative. At The Glass Bead & Java Junction you can create beaded jewelry, purchase jewelry-making supplies and enjoy your favorite coffee beverage. The staff gives beaded jewelry-making classes, and they even offer you free use of tools if you forgot yours at home!
The shop has everything you need to get the creative juices flowing including a variety of jewelry magazines and books and hemp and wire to string beads or do wire wrapping.
There is a huge array of supplies from which to choose including bone, coral, shell, semiprecious stones, glass, wooden beads, giant sharks teeth and crystals. Fashion a necklace from turquoise, lapis, jasper or tiger’s eye. If you are into hair wrapping, they will do you up here with loads of beads and feathers from which to choose to choose to accent you hair.
They grind their coffee daily and offer white medium and dark blends along with more than 50 coffee cocktails. The photography of waves and skies by Zophia Lategano graces the walls. Acoustic music plays in the background while you sip and create. Other items include ready made jewelry, hats, tins of tea and the most amazing beaded belts that will blow you away! Wireless service is available. They have an additional shop in Ocracoke and one in Rodanthe.