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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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Recognition for the Currituck Outer Banks:

  • "#1 Favorite Beach in the US and Caribbean" (Carova Beach, Corolla NC - 2014) - Coastal Living RC
  • "10 Under-The-Radar Beaches in the US" (Carova, NC - 2014, #1) - Fodor's
  • "Best Family Beaches on the East Coast" (Corolla, NC - 2013) - Fodor's
  • "America's Most Secluded Beaches" (Carova Beach, NC - 2011) - US News & World Report
  • "Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA" (Outer Banks. NC - 2013, #1) - US News & World Report
  • "Most Relaxing Beaches in the World" (Outer Banks, NC - 2013) - US News & World Reports
  • "Top 10 Secluded Beaches" (Carova Beach, NC - 2010) - Yahoo! Travel
  • "Best Places To Watch a Sunset in North America" (Outer Banks, NC - 2013, #5) - USA Today

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  • 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 »
  • Corolla Car Show - October 21, 2012
    UPDATE 10/17/12 - THE COROLLA CAR SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR OCTOBER 21, 2012. For more information, please call Jenn Sweigart at 252-453-9040 ext. 223.Join us at The Whalehead Club for a day of fabulous cars and fun! Cars of all ages and sizes will be displayed all around Currituck Heritage Park.The show happens from 10AM to 3PM and admission is free.Sponsored by Coastal ... More »
  • Currituck OBX Spotlight: The Inn at Corolla Lighthouse
    Yes, staying in a vacation home in Corolla is part of the fun of an Outer Banks vacation, but often people come in for a weekend or just a few days and aren't able to put up for the minimum week's stay. Often we're asked where people can go if they just want to enjoy a quick jaunt to the beach where they can hopefully see the horses and play in the surf for a day. There are hotels in the Corolla ... More »
  • Get a Last Minute Deal on a Vacation Home
    We don't live far from the Outer Banks. On a good day, it doesn't take us more than an hour and a half to get to the Currituck side of the shoreline. Usually if we find we're in the mood for a night near the beach and a good seafood dinner, we'll drive down for the night. Spontaneous vacations can be fun, and if you have the time to spare you know some of the best deals are found last minute. If ... More »
  • Currituck OBX Spotlight: Moneysworth Rentals
    Invariably when you go on a vacation, you'll forget to bring something. When you prepare for a week in an Outer Banks vacation rental, for one, it may feel like you're preparing for a global expedition - you keep putting things in the back of the car, wondering if there will be room for the kids. The second you arrive, of course, somebody will do a facepalm and cry out "Where's my ... More »
  • Finding a Vacation Home to Rent in the Outer Banks
    One of the most asked questions of visitors to our site and Facebook page concerns vacation homes. Specifically, whom can people contact to rent one for their vacations? Here in the Currituck side of the Outer Banks, we believe renting any of the beautiful spacious homes along the sound and oceanfront is a great way to relax and enjoy your stay. If you have a large family or are bringing people ... More »
  • Currituck OBX Spotlight: Route 12 Steak and Seafood
    You want a juicy steak and they want succulent seafood. The kids wants chicken fingers or pizza as usual. What do you do when the family is divided on dinner? You try a great place in Corolla that caters to all tastes and appetites, and the address is easy to remember!Route 12 Steak and Seafood may look laid back like your typical beach eatery, but make no mistake - they are serious about ... More »
  • Friday Five: Beach Safety
    When you think of Currituck County and the northern Outer Banks, you think of the beach. There's no avoiding it - the beach is the big attraction here, and now that the weather is warming up we're sure to see more people enjoying it. We hope that when you come see us that you'll take advantage of the sunny days and clean sand, but that you'll also stay safe.With this in mind, we'd like to ... More »
  • Currituck OB Spotlight: Flying Smiles
    Around here, the saying "Go fly a kite" is definitely not an insult, but a great suggestion. When you visit the Currituck Outer Banks you'll find the beaches offer opportunities for all sorts of fun. Swimming, surfing, sandcastles, beach volleyball are all great activities, but the OBX is also known as the birthplace of flight. It's only proper that you send at least one kite into the air while ... More »
  • Friday Five: Top Tips for Enjoying a Vacation Rental
    What's more fun than a vacation at the beach? How about staying in a cozy, clean beach vacation rental during your stay? The Outer Banks is known for its clean, beautiful shoreline and many ways to enjoy the surf and sand, and we look forward to greeting visitors every year and helping them find the right beach rental to suit their needs. Whether you're bringing only the immediate family or have ... More »
  • Friday Five - Bird is the Word
    When you think of the Currituck Outer Banks and animals, naturally your focus adheres to the wild Mustangs that roam the shorelines. We're not surprised and we definitely do not blame you. Every day we see those beautiful creatures trotting along the beach we are reminded of how blessed we are that the horses are here. We know, too, that many creatures call Currituck home, and if you're into ... More »
  • Spotlight on...Beach Bag Books & Music
    Need something to read while relaxing on the beach? Come to Beach Bag Books & Music and find that thrilling page-turner to enjoy under the sun. Wonderful books, crafts, toys, and music for the entire family. Finnegan can’t wait to see you! Visit us online to see what activities we have planned this year.Don’t lug your books to the beach! Pre-order your beach reading before you leave home ... More »
  • See Wild Mustangs Roam the Beach
    For more than 400 years, the small, swift and sturdy Corolla Wild Horses have run free throughout the Outer Banks. These beautiful Spanish mustangs can still be seen roaming the beaches, and when you come to Corolla or Currituck Beach you can arrange a horse watching and see these majestic creatures up close.The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, founded in 1989, was formed to educate the public ... More »
  • Fun for Kids in the Currituck Outer Banks
    Sure, beach lovers know that the Outer Banks is the place to be for playing in the sand and surf, but did you know the Currituck OBX in the northern part of the coast offers many fun activities for kids and family? Planning a trip to the North Carolina coast, whether during the summer or in the off-season, has never been simpler with the many activities for kids to enjoy! Here are just a few ... More »