Corolla North Carolina Attractions - Nearby NC Beaches, Historic Sites and Other Places of Interest

Corolla is located on the northern NC Outer banks near Duck. Its a beautiful beach resort in North Carolina. These beaches are among the top ten beach destinations in USA. This area would make a very beautiful wedding or honeymoon destination.

Uncrowded beaches

Corolla is located on the Currituck County coastline along NC 12 which is south of the Virginia border. The area is on a barrier peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound. There are thousands of acres of marshy wetlands here. The area is on the Atlantic flyway. It is ideal for waterfowl and so it is very good for birdwatching especially for Swans, geese and ducks.

Four Wheel Drive on Beach restricted in some areas- 15 miles an hour speed limit on beaches

You can walk along the seashore hand n hand as the sunsets. Enjoy the sound of the surf. Build sand castles. Play. Relax. Jump the waves. If you look into the ocean, you might be able to see wild ponies swimming nearby. There's a lighthouse and historical sites near here too. Try some seafood at a local restaurant. There's nothing like fresh seafood. You can book a place to stay in advance for today, tomorrow, next week, next month or later.

Go hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, golfing, sailing, kayaking ... Explore wetlands, dunes, historic sites ...

Visit Whalehead Beach, Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, Currituck Beach lighthouse.

Whalehead beach is south of Corolla.


The Currituck beach area includes the town of Corolla where the Currituck Beach lighthouse is located. The lighthouse is brick and was built in 1878. It is 150 feet high.

Currituck Heritage / Whalehead Club - restored exclusive hunting club established in the early 1920s.

There are many vacation rentals, condos, and cottages here.


North of Corolla

Currituck Banks is north of Corolla along North Beach Rd or NC 12. It is just 11 miles to the Virginia Border and Virginia Beach from here. The beaches are wide here and only a half a mile between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound at this point.

Currituck Banks National Estuarine Research near Ocean Hill - boardwalk into Currituck Sound, maritime forest, beachfront, marshes, flats, islands

 The Currituck National Wildlife Refuge - Wild horses, waterfowl - driving restricted - dogs must be on a lease, you can swim at the beach, picnic and walk in the refuge.

Lewarks Hill (Penny's Hill) - moving sand dunes known as the great mendanos

Wash Woods - miles of beach that use to be a forest, 4 wheel vehicles

Private communities : Swan Beach, North Swan Beach, Carova Beach, Ocean Beach

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