Best Attractions to Visit in Corolla


currituck-lighthouse-1One of the Outer Banks' northernmost towns is Corolla. This relaxed beach town is home to some of the best vacationing on the North Carolina coast. Like the rest of the Outer Banks, Corolla is nestled between the sound and the ocean. Corolla's wide variety of attractions offer excitement and beauty by making the most of the town's favorable location. Find a brief sample of the Corolla's many attractions below.

Wild Horses

The beaches of Corolla are home to their very own population of wild Spanish Mustangs. If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, you can go searching for the horses yourself. There is also a variety of wild horse tour operators that will take you on an Outer Banks style "safari."

Estuarine Nature Walk

Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the area's coastal maritime forest at the Estuarine Nature Walk. The Outer Banks are well known for their beautiful beaches, however the forests that run along the sound are quite unique. The Estuarine Nature walk offers sound views combined with the pleasant shade.

Whalehead Club

Get a feel for what the Outer Banks were like in the early-mid 1900s at this historic location. Take a tour of the beautiful building to experience all five floors and learn how it was constructed in the 1920s. In addition to the building itself, the Whalehead Club's property is something you won't want to miss out on. It overlooks the sound and features its own docks and picnic tables, perfect for a picnic on a nice summer day.

Currituck Beach Light

Climb this historic lighthouse to see a beautiful view of the Whalehead Club, sound, ocean and the surrounding Corolla area. The 220 steps to the top of the structure are no easy task to climb, but the view is more than worth it!

Island Revolution Surf Co. and Skatepark

If you have an action sports enthusiast in your group, they will be elated when they set their eyes on Island Revolution. In addition to having their very own on site skate park, the fully stocked surf shop will get you set up with all the latest coastal fashions. Island Revolution also offers one of the best surf schools in the area. Those looking to ride waves for the first time should definitely check out this awesome store!

The Beach

Don't get too caught up in attempting to visit every attraction possible in Corolla. After all, the best thing about the area is the uncrowded beaches. Make sure to save ample time for some fun in the sun!

It would be impossible to experience everything Corolla has to offer in a single Outer Banks vacation. However, those who choose to spend a few days in Corolla while on the Outer Banks are always glad they did. The area has a special charm that has been bringing vacationers back for decades!