©

Harkers Island trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Harkers Island

Trip Planner USA  /  North Carolina  /  Harkers Island
(650+ reviews from 6 attractions)
Nature Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. The population of Harkers Island was 1,207 at the 2010 census. Harkers Island is unincorporated and receives most public services, including law enforcement and public education, from Carteret County. A membership cooperative provides the island with electric and water services. Major industries on the island include fishing, boat building, tourism, and waterfowl decoy carving.Formerly named Davers Ile and Craney Island, Harkers Island was occupied by Native Americans of the Coree tribe when the first European explorers arrived in the 16th century. Ownership of Harkers Island was first titled to Farnifold Green, a native of the Carolina colony, by the Lords Proprietor in 1707. Ebenezer Harker purchased the island in 1730, settled there with his family, and built a plantation and boat yard. The island became known as Harkers Island soon after his death. A large immigration of islanders fleeing the hurricane-ravaged Outer Banks in 1899 dramatically increased the island population, which largely depended on fishing and boat building. Separated from the mainland for centuries, many Harkers Island residents speak a distinct dialect of English.
Use our United States tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Harkers Island and any other destinations in United States that take your fancy.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Harkers Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Harkers Island

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Harkers Island:
Museums, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, wildlife areas, shopping
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Harkers Island

10 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Harkers Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Wyoming, Florida & North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans