Corolla is one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in North Carolina. The serene beaches and refreshing waters of Corolla invite thousands of visitors to spend their beach vacations in one of many beautiful vacation rental homes. Families and friends join together for an unforgettable beach vacation in the Outer Banks (OBX).
There is, however, something special about Corolla, something that separates it from the rest of the Outer Banks, the 4×4 beaches. The 4WD area of Corolla in the 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!
Before you drive on the beach
To keep the beaches safe for people and animals (Corolla is a well-known home of wild horses) there is a set of simple rules that will help you enjoy your beach vacation while playing it safe.
- Obey the speed limits – The speed limit is 25 mph unless marked otherwise.
- Enter the beach at designated areas – You will see many open ramps. Do not drive on or between dunes!
- Don’t get too close to the dunes or water – Drive only on that portion of the beach which lies between the foot of the dunes and the ocean.
- Do not drive in the middle of the beach – The center of the beach is meant for parking.
A new Currituck County ordinance went into affect in May of 2017 and reads :”No person shall drive a motor vehicle on the beach strand or foreshore with tires containing air pressure exceeding 20 pounds per square inch (p.s.i.).”
Violators could receive a citation and $50.00 fine. The tourism department is and will be updating the Beach Driving pamphlet with a sticker insert and we will also be providing tire pressure gauges to those going to the 4 wheel drive area. The gauges will be available at Moyock Welcome Center, Corolla Visitor Center, Corolla Sheriff’s office and realty companies that have houses in the 4 wheel drive area.
The rules and regulations board is displayed right before the main beach entrance. Do not just drive by, pay attention to the rules to keep the beach safe!
Corolla beach rental homes in 4WD area
You can see a lot of beautiful beach rental properties in Corolla, and there are available properties in the 4WD area, as well. If you love four-wheel driving, you can make you vacation truly unforgettable by renting one of the vacation homes in the 4×4 area of Corolla.
See the wild horses
The 4WD area of Corolla, OBX is not only the favorite place of the 4×4 drivers, but also a natural inhabitance of the wild horses. Wild mustangs roam free in Corolla and often come to the beach. Do not forget to take your camera to capture the magnificent animals.
Plan your 4WD Outer Banks beach vacation today! Browse the beach rentals to find the perfect vacation home for you and your family, pick the best local restaurants, and find fun things to do in Corolla, OBX.