What’s New in Currituck

April 7, 2023

The sun is shining, the waves are gently lapping the shore, and the Wild Mustangs are playing in the dunes and the surf. April in Corolla and Currituck signals a reawakening. Seasonal shops and restaurants have reopened their doors, and several new businesses are debuting this year. If you are returning to our beaches this summer, we hope you will patronize all of these amazing, locally-owned spots. First time here? Then everything is new, and we can’t wait to meet you.

What’s New in Currituck

Since the close of last year’s season, we’ve welcomed the following new accommodations and attractions to Currituck County:

The Wild Horse Inn
1196 Ocean Trail, Corolla

Close to Historic Corolla Village, The Wild Horse Inn features eight comfortable family-friendly suites, plus a lounge/cafe and spacious backyard and patio with a BBQ grill and picnic tables for outdoor relaxation. Reserve your room online!

Buffalo City Distillery
8821 Caratoke Hwy, Point Harbor

You’ll find Buffalo City Distillery just before you reach the Wright Memorial Bridge on the mainland. Enjoy an informative tour of the spirits-making process and the region’s Prohibition-era history as you sample their selection of farm-to-bottle whiskeys and vodkas. The distillery uses ingredients from local farms.

Wild Goose Wine Bar
793 Sunset Blvd D, Corolla

Wild Goose Wine Bar is the newest addition to our popular Timbuck II Shopping Village. They offer bottles to go, vintages by the glass, and tastings of up to forty different wines from around the world. If you want a snack to go with your glass, order any of their delicious gourmet food boards.

If you are arriving this summer, keep an eye out for The Event Boutique (opening May 25) and the Whalehead Brewery (opening this summer).

Currently Reopened for the Season

Re-openings for local businesses vary throughout Spring, but the following shops are serving customers now. If you’re beating the summer crowds, be sure to stop by and pick up a few essentials for your stay. Be sure to check with area businesses for current operating hours:

Historic Corolla Village

  • The Corolla Village Market
  • The Island Bookstore
  • The Kind Cup
  • Spry Creek

Timbuck II Shopping Village

  • Beach Books
  • Beef Jerky Experience
  • Cottage Shop
  • The Cotton Gin
  • Ella’s Olive
  • The Fudgery
  • Gray’s Outer Banks
  • Kitty Hawk Kites
  • Michael’s Gems & Glass
  • Miss Kitty’s Old Time Photos & GIfts
  • Mustang Sally’s
  • The Mystic Gift
  • The Mystic Jewel
  • Nags Head Hammocks
  • Parrot Bay Trading Co.
  • Salt Coast Outfitters
  • Sound Feet Shoes
  • Try My Nuts

Corolla Light Town Center / Monteray Plaza / Elsewhere

  • Birthday Suits
  • Corolla Bait & Tackle
  • Corolla Surf Shop
  • Farmer’s Daughter
  • Flying Smiles Kites
  • Freaky Boutiki
  • Just For The Beach
  • Life is Good
  • OBX Bait & Tackle
  • Ocean Threads Beachware IV

Mainland Currituck

  • Beacon Seafood
  • Border Station
  • Built to Last
  • Boonie’s Beer and Wine
  • Carolina Charm Plants and Gifts
  • Cast Stone Studio
  • Coastal Accents
  • Coastal Creations Seaglass
  • Currituck Sports
  • Diggers Dungeon
  • Flippers Convenience and Arcade
  • Grandy Greenhouse and Farm Market 
  • Harvey’s Outdoor Furniture Outlet
  • Lammers Stained Glass, Gifts and Antiques
  • Morris Farm Market
  • Moyock Farm Market 
  • Nuts and Buds
  • Outer Banks Harley Davidson
  • Powell’s Roadside Market 
  • The Rose Tree
  • Sanctuary Vineyard
  • Southland Trade Corporation
  • Tarheel Produce
  • Tobacco Barn
  • Weeping Radish Farm Brewery and Eco Farm
  • Westside Athletic Club


  • Agave Roja
  • Bacchus Wine & Market
  • Bernie’s Brother
  • Big Buck’s Ice Cream
  • Butcher Block
  • Chicken Coop Country Diner
  • Chill Spot
  • Corolla BBQ
  • Corolla Beer Garden
  • Corolla Breakfast and Lunch Bowls
  • Corolla Cantina
  • Corolla Pizza
  • Cosmos Pizza
  • Fat Crabs Rib Company
  • First Light
  • Giant Slice Pizza
  • Hunt Club Tavern
  • Island Smoothie
  • Juice Bar
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Lighthouse Bagels
  • Low Tide Bar & Grill
  • Lucky’s Pizza and Subs
  • Mama Easley’s Grub Hut
  • Metropolis
  • Mexikind
  • Mike Dianna’s Grill Room
  • North Banks
  • Northern Lights Bakery
  • Northern Outer Banks Brewing Co.
  • Oceanfront Grille
  • Off the Wall Taphouse
  • Okinawa Sushi & Grill
  • Outer Banks Boil Company
  • Outer Banks Coffee
  • OBX Deli & Cheesesteak
  • Sundogs
  • Uncle Ikes
  • Urban Kitchen

If you don’t see your favorite restaurant or shop listed, they may be opening again in the next month or so. In the meantime, you can download our free mobile app before your trip so you can plan your itinerary for your amazing Corolla vacation. See you soon!