There aren’t any incorporated towns in the Currituck Outer Banks. Corolla is the name of the only post office and thus the area continues to be referred to as Corolla. The Currituck Outer Banks is made up of two sections the southern section referred to as Corolla and the northern section known as the Four wheel drive area. Currituck County in the Outer Banks is the northernmost end of the Outer Banks and borders the state of Virginia. However, it is not accessible from the Virginia border to reach the northern Outer Banks you must drive through the Dare county before crossing into Currituck county.
The Corolla area is made up of subdivisions. Pine Island, Buck Island, Palmer’s Island, The Currituck Club, Monteray Shores, Ocean Sands, Ocean Hill, Corolla Light, Whalehead are all subdivision communities. Many offer amenities like pools, tennis courts, beach access and shuttle service.
Things To Do in Corolla
There are lots of things to do on the 20 miles of coastline along the Currituck Outer Banks. Named as one of the Best Family Beaches by Fodors and one of America’s Most Secluded Beaches by U.S. News and World Reports it is the perfect vacation spot. Watersports such as swimming, surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, and parasailing are a wonderful way to spend the day . Tennis at the Pine Island Raquet Club and golf at The Currituck Club, soundside nature trails, and a skate park are also available for the active vacationer. Pamper yourself at a day spa or spend the day shopping in Corolla’s surf shops, galleries, or boutiques.
Whalehead in Historic Corolla
Corolla has more nationally recognized historic buildings than any other area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, all within a 100+ acre area. Built in the 1920s, is open for tours year round. Located inside Currituck Heritage Park, the museum is situated on the scenic waterfront on 39 acres in the heart of Historic Corolla
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
An active lighthouse that still aids in navigation. The beacon turns on automatically every evening at dusk and off at dawn. Visitors can climb the winding 220 steps to get to the top for a panoramic view.
Corolla Wild Horses
Currituck County is known an outdoorsman paradise. Whether surf fishing or chartering a boat ,fishing in the sound or ocean, Currituck and Corolla are home to world- class fishing, With miles of water both deep and shallow fishing in the Outer Banks there is something for everyone.