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Welcome To Currituck Outer Banks - Corolla, NC

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Tucked away where the paved road ends on Currituck's northern Outer Banks lies twelve miles of pristine beaches so remote that they're only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle. From Carova to Corolla, NC, you'll find nothing but sun, sand, secluded beach rental homes, and the legendary Corolla wild horses that have roamed our shores for almost 500 years. Recently voted the "#1 Favorite Beach from the US and Caribbean"* on Coastal Living's Daily Catch blog, visitors to Currituck's Outer Banks can choose to do as much or as little as they desire in this unspoiled coastal paradise.

If the open ocean and secluded family-friendly beaches what you are looking for, there's no better place to spend your vacation. Fodor's recently named us as one of the "Best Family Beaches on the East Coast", and US News & World Reports named the Outer Banks #1 in the "Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA". Our family-friendly beaches are enjoyed primarily for their seclusion, and feature miles of pristine four-wheel-drive shoreline and natural landscapes that draw a large amount of visitors each year. Visitors can choose from a variety of lodging options, including hotel rooms but primarily vacation rental homes from 2 to 24 rooms.

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Start planning your beach vacation today by requesting your free Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Guide to Corolla, NC and Currituck Mainland.


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  • Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Currituck Outer Banks
    When Mother Nature decides to be a fickle mistress and dump buckets of rain on one of your beach vacation days, it can be frustrating to say the least. The beach day plans get derailed, everyone starts going stir crazy, and that game of Monopoly devolves into the biggest family feud since the Hungry Hungry Hippos debacle of 1998.  First of all, give up on Monopoly. Nobody ... More »
  • Single Shackleford Stallion Looking for That Special Someone
      Meet Gus. This hot young stallion just moved to OBX from Cedar Island. He likes long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain, and he’s looking for love… among the Corolla wild horse herd, that is. Gus is a big deal. The Corolla wild horses are suffering the consequences of limited genetic diversity. Just as prolonged inbreeding of dogs or cats can result in ... More »
  • Top stops on Your Way to the OBX
    Road trips have that wonderful paradox of wanting to get to your destination as quickly as possible but also needing to take occasional breaks in order to preserve the sanity of everyone in your car – there’s only so much car bingo you can play, after all. Fortunately, the drive to Corolla through mainland Currituck offers some amazing pit stops, so take some time to make new beach trip ... More »
  • Top 6 Reasons to Spend Christmas at the Beach
    By Currituck Outer Banks The number one selling song of all time is Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" - and for good reason. Just hearing this legendary crooner's voice makes us reminisce about Christmases gone by - the smell of pine from a freshly cut tree, priceless memories of family and friends laughing and enjoying each other's company or a fresh blanket of powdery snow covering the ... More »
  • 10 Fun Free Things To Do At The Currituck Rural Center
    By Currituck Outer BanksThe Currituck County Rural Center is located off the beaten path in Powells Point, North Carolina. Right on the way to the Outer Banks, this beautiful 105-acre park is home to many educational, cultural and fun recreation opportunities for locals and visitors alike. We asked Cameron Lowe, Currituck County Extension Director, to share the top 10 fun free things ... More »
  • 23 Things You Might Not Know About Whalehead
    By Currituck Outer Banks Anyone who has visited Whalehead, the restored Art Nouveau house museum in Corolla, North Carolina, knows what a magical and wonderful place it is. However, many are not aware of several unique (and some strange) facts about the 90 year old historic home on the Currituck Outer Banks. We asked Ann Sensibaugh, Director of Education at Whalehead, ... More »
  • Who’s Haunting Historic Corolla? Evidence Revealed
    By Currituck Outer Banks Built in 1922 by Edward Collings Knight, Jr., Corolla's well-known Whalehead Club has been the backdrop for countless ghost stories and spine-tingling experiences. While the Corolla area of the northern Outer Banks is full of creepy history - including buried pirate treasure and numerous shipwrecks - the unique history of the Whalehead Club and the sheer number ... More »
  • Ghost Crabbing on the Outer Banks: It's scary fun!
    By Currituck Outer Banks Filling your vacation schedule with daytime beach activities is not a difficult thing to do, especially on Currituck's Outer Banks in North Carolina. Swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, taking a wild horse tour, or just plain relaxing can easily fill the sunlit hours of your family vacation. But what's a family to do once the sun goes down? One of the most popular ... More »
  • 21 Surprising Facts About the Currituck Beach Lighthouse
    By Currituck Outer Banks Standing watch for over a century, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, NC has a rich history. While some facts are clearly observable -- the 220 steps, the unpainted red brick exterior -- other details about this lighthouse are not so widely known. We asked Meghan Agresto, Site Manager and Lighthouse Keeper, to provide some ... More »
  • The Corolla Wild Horses: 12 Things You May Not Know
    By Currituck Outer Banks Corolla's famous wild horses have roamed the beaches and backwoods of the northern Outer Banks for centuries. During that time, they have dazzled countless visitors and inspired a lot of questions. We asked Karen McCalpin, Executive Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about these amazing ... More »
  • 9 Reasons to Keep Summer Going on Currituck’s Outer Banks, NC
    By Currituck Outer Banks Sigh. Where did the summer go, again? It seems like yesterday the kids were running out the front door of the school singing, "No more teachers, no more books..." and now you're fighting to get them out of bed so they don't miss the bus. Everyone's sharing pictures of their pumpkin spice lattes on Facebook. Heck, your neighbor may be doing his best ... More »
  • Outer Banks Wallpaper for Android and iPhone
    Download your free Currituck Outer Banks wallpapers for Android and iPhone below.   These full HD Outer Banks wallpapers feature the beautiful scenery and attractions that make Corolla, NC one of the best family beach vacation destinations in America.  Enjoy! iPhone Wallpapers - 1080x1920          Android Wallpapers - 1920x1200 ... More »
  • The Whole Hog: NC BBQ Secrets Revealed
    By Currituck Outer BanksIn North Carolina, BBQ is serious business. Not only is it a huge part of the state's history and heritage, it is so politically charged, a series of bills and laws were deemed necessary to quell the controversy over an official style of BBQ. Whether you favor the Lexington style (which has some tomato) or the Eastern style (strictly vinegar and spices), we invite ... More »
  • Creepy In Corolla
    By Currituck Outer Banks Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween? Join us on Wednesday, October 30th for Creepy In Corolla! For one night only, start at Whalehead in historic Corolla and then climb The Haunted Tower of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse for a scare at the top! Tickets are only $10 at the front door of Whalehead, with free admission for children under five. The event ... More »
  • Two Flags Over Currituck
    By Currituck Outer Banks 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and it may surprise you to know that Currituck is full of Civil War history. To commemorate this important anniversary and Currituck's connection to American history, a recreated Civil War encampment and exhibition known as Two Flags Over Currituck will be taking place this weekend.Currituck County was ... More »
  • Clean Beaches: Be A Beach Superstar!
    By Currituck Outer Banks Currituck County celebrated Clean Beaches week earlier this month and launched the Beach Superstar campaign, but it’s important to maintain clean beaches all summer – and all year. One of the best parts about a beach vacation is the beach itself, so please observe take these steps to make sure that our beaches are fun and safe for everyone.Clear all trash. Who wants ... More »
  • The Knotts Island Peach Festival Is This Weekend!
    The Knotts Island Peach Festival is back! This year's festival features arts and crafts, food, music, and tons of family-friendly fun. Lasting from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the Peach Festival is sponsored by the Ruritan club of Knotts Island and will take place in Ruritan Park. Martin's Vineyard will also be open, and many of the island's residents choose to have yard sales, so ... More »
  • Book a Currituck Outer Banks Home for Your Retreat
    For years, I've talked with fellow writers about the possibility of pooling money to rent a beach house for a week. It would be so nice to take a few days off, find an isolated vacation rental on the shore, and get that novel finished. It's not uncommon for writer's groups to organize such retreats, and coastal towns like Corolla in the Currituck Outer Banks seem to make for ideal ... More »
  • Silver Bells Craft Show at Currituck High School
    The Coinjock Ruritan Club will be hosting the 4th Annual Silver Bells Craft Show Dec 1 & 2 at Currituck High School, in Barco. The Silver Bells Craft Show affords local crafters with an opportunity to display and sell those products that they have been involved with making. At least 75% of each product must be made or developed by the exhibitor. Santa Claus will be there for the “good kids” ... More »
  • Join Us for the 2012 Holiday Parade!
    The Currituck Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the Currituck County Sheriff’s Department and the Currituck County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #89 will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Christmas Parade at the Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension located at 120 Community Way in Barco NC, next to Central Elementary School off of Short Cut Road. This Year’s ... More »