Top Outer Banks Attractions

March 4, 2009
So what are the top attractions in Corolla, North Carolina according to Tripadvisor.com? The Currituck Outer Banks offer a wealth of activities and opportunities to have fun. If you’re looking to plan a primo itinerary, here are the must-sees when you’re not playing on the beach:

Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Climb the 214 steps to the top of the majestic, red brick lighthouse, first lit on December 1, 1875. The light continues to flash today at 20-second intervals, serving as a navigational aid. The beacon, which can be seen for 18 nautical miles, comes on at dusk and ceases at dawn.

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is located in Currituck Heritage Park and part of the Historic Albemarle Tour. Admission to climb the lighthouse is $7.00 for anyone 8 years of age or older – kids 7 and under climb for free with a paying adult.

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

Discover some of the most unique sights the Outer Banks has to offer with Wild Horse Adventure Tours air-conditioned Suburban tours or personal Jeep Off-Road Adventure Tours. Knowledgeable guides take you onto the pristine northern beaches – accessible only with a 4×4 vehicle. The off road adventure tour is two hours in length with routes varying from mild to wild.

The Currituck Club
This spectacular championship course was rated one of the “10 Best New Places You Can Play” by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest recognized it as one of the “Top 25 Courses in North Carolina.”  The Currituck Club in Corolla was recently ranked the “#1 Favorite Course on the Coast” by North Carolina Magazine’s Executive Golf Guide of 2006. 

A Rees Jones designed course, The Currituck Club masters the balance of fairness, challenge and beauty. Spanning over 6,885 yards of coastal splendor, the course winds through an array of terrain ranging from rolling dunes to serene maritime forests.

Whalehead ClubWhalehead Club
Built in the mid-1920’s, the Whalehead Club continues to stand as one of the most spectacular landmarks on the Currituck Outer Banks.  Boasting art nouveau architectural styling and accented with Tiffany lamps, cork-tiled floors, brass duck head and water lily hardware, this magnificent structure stood isolated for years and has been fully restored.

A variety of tours are available in addition to the standard daily tour. They include; the Behind the Scenes Tour, Nuts and Bolts Tour, Children’s Treasure Hunt, and the very popular Legends, Lore, and Ghost Tour.  Tour prices range from $7-$14 and reservations are required for specialty tours.

Carova Beach
The sun-kissed beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks offer fun for the entire family. Surf, swim, relax, build a sand castle, or search for that perfect seashell. There is something perfect about the sands of the Currituck Outer Banks. Perhaps it is the wide beaches, or the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean that always seem to be at just the right temperature. Maybe it’s that breeze that keeps the Outer Banks just a little cooler in the summer.

This is a place made for making memories. In the early morning fishermen try their luck in the roiling surf. Waves break long and true and with almost 20 miles of coastline, there is always that perfect ride waiting for surfers. A father takes his child in the ocean for the first time, the peals of laughter from his son or daughter filling the air.