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Outer Banks Beaches

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The northern Outer Banks beaches of Currituck County include several distinct beach and vacation rental communities, each with something special to offer visitors.  Learn more about the beach communities in and around Corolla, North Carolina here.

Buck Island

Buck Island is a private resort community in Corolla located within walking distance of many shopping and dining options. Located between Whalehead Beach and Crown Point, Buck Island is one of only a few Corolla beach communities offering gate access. Home to over 100 homes and duplexes ranging from 5 to 8 bedrooms, visitors to Buck Island enjoy a feeling of Southern hospitality and traditional vacation amenities. Read more >>

Carova Beach

Carova Beach is a community in the northern Outer Banks accessible only by 4x4 since it's well off the "paved roads," and here is where you will find some of the most beautiful rental vacation homes and breathtaking ocean views. This area of Currituck's Outer Banks has been named as one of the most secluded beaches in America several times and is where the legendary Corolla wild horses have roamed free for centuries. If you have longed for a relaxing vacation that requires no set itineraries or driving all over the place to enjoy yourself, Carova Beach is waiting for you. Read more >>

Corolla 4x4 Beaches

Corolla is one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in North Carolina. There is, however, something special about Corolla, something that separates it from the rest of the Outer Banks, the 4x4 beaches. The 4WD area of Corolla, Outer Banks allows you to take your 4WD vehicle to the beach. The beach access is open year round (with some limitations), and there is no fee to enjoy the beach driving. Read more >>

Corolla Bay

Corolla Bay in Corolla, NC is an Outer Banks beach vacation rental community that consists of The Views at Corolla Bay and The Villas at Corolla Bay. This charming village is Corolla's newest vacation community, running on the northern-most area of Corolla on the Currituck Sound right before the Corolla 4x4 beaches begin. Only a short distance to the Atlantic Ocean, visitors to Corolla Bay enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets in America right outside their front doors, as well as breathtaking views of sand dunes and maritime forests which define this area of the Outer Banks. Read more >>

Corolla Light

Located in the heart of Corolla, NC, Corolla Light is home to more than 400 Atlantic ocean and Currituck Soundside homes on more than 250 acres in the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Named the 2013 North Carolina Resort of the Year by the Community Associations Institute, this resort community has everything that a family, group or couple on vacation needs in one convenient location, including an indoor pool, sports and fitness center, multiple outdoor pools with lifeguards on duty, private security patrol and even trolle service during the summer season. Read more >>

Corolla Village

With it's unpaved roads and historic setting, staying in Corolla Village in Corolla, NC provides a unique way to experience the beauty, history, and scenery that the secluded northern Outer Banks beaches have to offer. Located near the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Whalehead Club, and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla Village is home to restored residences that are now home to numerous quaint shops, stores, and museums.  Read more >>

Crown Point

Crown Point in located in Corolla, NC between Ocean Sands and Whalehead Beach, just south of the Timbuck II shopping area. Vacationers love Crown Point because of it's innate sense of family, community, Southern hospitality, and laid-back atmosphere. Being near to both TimBuck II Shopping Village and Monteray Plaza, visitors staying in Crown Point can go from their front door to shopping and Corolla restaurants in just minutes. Read more >>

Currituck Club

The Currituck Club is a gated community located in the heart of Corolla, NC on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Situated near the Historic Corolla Village, Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and Whalehead, this family resort features both large vacation rental home and condos, most of which feature Atlantic Ocean or Currituck Sound views. Read more >>

Monteray Shores

Monteray Shores is a Corolla vacation rental community on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Neatly tucked between the Currituck Sound and Atlantic Ocean, visitors staying in this area of Corolla enjoy many premium comforts and amenities, including the only private launch for personal watercraft in the area. Read more >>

North Swan Beach

North Swan Beach, for one, is only accessible via 4-wheel drive vehicles, and here you'll find many luxury vacation homes for rent. This is a great destination for small beach weddings, family reunions, and retreats for small groups looking for an alternative to busy vacations with packed itineraries. Here, you take each day at your leisure and enjoy and surf and sand. Read more >>

Ocean Hill

Ocean Hill is Corolla's last paved community before the 4x4 beach area. Vacation rental homes range from 5 to 9 bedrooms and weave their way through the natural surroundings on both the oceanside and the soundside. At the Villages at Ocean Hill community, amenities include two community pools (oceanfront and lakefront), tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, fitness center (fee based) and a 10 acre lake for fishing. Read more >>

Ocean Lakes

The neighborhood of Ocean Lakes can be found at the northern end of Corolla's Ocean Sands beach community in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This 600 acre vacation rental beach community features beautiful ocean views and miles of pristine beaches to enjoy with your family and friends. Read more >>

Ocean Sands

Ocean Sands in Corolla, NC is an Outer Banks beach vacation community that offers single family homes, condos, townhomes and duplexes. This area is subdivided into sections labeled A-Q, and each section has unique features and amenities that vacationers can choose from. Guests staying in many sections have access to a seven-acre fishing lake, which offers the perfect setting for an evening stroll or the recreational fisherman.  Read more >>

Pine Island

Pine Island is an Outer Banks beach community in Corolla, North Carolina. It's known for having some of the most extravagant vacation rental homes on the OBX and offers fantastic views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound. Most homes in Pine Island range from 4-9 bedrooms. Read more >>

Spindrift

Spindrift is a private gated oceanside to oceanfront community near the southern end of Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Located just north of Pine Island, Spindrift features private beaches with easy beach access as well as close proximity to Corolla activities, shopping and dining. Spindrift is an ideal choice for families looking to relax and enjoy their vacation in style. Read more >>

Swan Beach

Swan Beach has an interesting name, because when people come out to this secluded stretch of the North Outer Banks they are not looking for graceful winged creatures. Swan Beach is known by locals and tourists in the know as one of the best places in the Outer Banks to watch the wild horses in their natural habitat. When you book your vacation in Currituck, you may be interested in a trip up Swan Beach. The soft sand feels great on your feet, but bear in mind that it's not an easy destination. Read more >>

Whalehead Beach

Whalehead Beach in Corolla, NC is a serene beach community on the Outer Banks of North Carolina that features large, beautiful vacation rental homes. Known for it's nearby unspoiled beaches and close proximity to Corolla attractions, shopping and restuaruants, visitors to Whalehead Beach enjoy it's large lots and laid-back Southern family atmosphere. Read more >>

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