Monthly Archives: April 2014

Distinct Delights

Distinct Delights

We offer handmade Belgian Chocolates & Homemade Fudge that is made in small batches daily. We accept custom orders for weddings, baby showers, corporate parties etc. Chocolate stations are available for local customers and are the perfect addition to any event.

Local Color: Painting Parties & Fine Art

Local Color is a unique new gallery and studio in Corolla, North Carolina that is founded upon the belief that art is for everyone.

We offer “Lushes with Brushes” adult painting parties, “Colorful Kids” art classes and birthday parties, and fine art for sale.

Honey’s Beach Treats

Visiting Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla Village? Please stop by Honey’s Beach Treats located at the lighthouse entrance gate. You will find Ice Cream, Refreshments and Snacks plus local information and Directions. Say “Hello” to Honey (the yellow Labrador in the colorful hat) who will greet you daily (weather permitting)

Corolla Wild Horses

The Wild Spanish Mustangs are unique to Corolla and Currituck counties, and you won’t find them in any other part of the world.

The only remaining wild herd left in the world, these horses are a must-see when visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The wild horses were originally brought here in the 1500s on Spanish ships. The shallow nature of the coast off of Corolla and the unpredictable sandbars have caused the area to be known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and caused many a shipwreck. It is believed that the horses survived such occasions to swim to shore, making a new home for themselves, and they’ve been here ever since.

Whether roaming the sand-streets or enjoying the fine sea mist on the shores of Corolla, these horses are free to wander as they please. They stroll through neighborhoods and yards, pausing to nibble a bite of grass, sea oats, live oak tree leaves or persimmons.

Their legs are short, their bodies stocky and their fur fluffier than domesticated horses. Locals and visitors alike steer clear, out of respect and concern for their protection. Their diets are narrow and their health precarious; the slightest contact with humans can be lethal for the horses. This is why it is so important to never get closer than 50 feet from one of these beautiful creatures.

Although mild in personality, these horses are entirely untamed, and can be quite territorial. Stallions regularly break into battle over mares, food and resources, and visitors are well-advised to keep a healthy distance for fear of spooking one. Although smaller than most horses, they are still extremely strong, and protective of their fellows.

The best time to view these living artifacts is spring, from mid April to the end of May. This is the off-season, meaning that the beaches are less crowded, and it’s also the mating season of the horses.

Whether your stay is a day, a weekend or a month, make time to visit the 4×4 beaches and see if you can spot some wild horses. Better yet, take a tour with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, whose mission is to protect and preserve the herd, and whose guides are full of fun facts and insider info.

Plan your adventure today!

Currituck County Visitor Center

Plan your trip

Start your Currituck Outer Banks vacation here! Stop in for guides, maps, brochures, discounts, and friendly advice on everything there is to see and do in Corolla, North Carolina. Information on accommodations, attractions, events, shopping, dining and more.

SWANDIPITY

Swandipity is located in the Corolla 4×4 “Swan Beach”. This cottage features Pottery Barn decor, hardwood floors, wainscoting and a kitchen tastefully appointed with stainless steel appliances and marble-top center island. Whether the wind is out of the north, south, east, or west, you can find the perfect spot to call your own on the expansive wrap-a-round decks and porches.

Corolla Visitor’s Center

Corolla Outer Banks Visitor's Center

Start your Corolla Outer Banks vacation here! Stop in for guides, maps, brochures, discounts, and friendly advice on everything there is to see and do in Corolla, North Carolina. Information on accommodations, attractions, events, shopping, dining and more.