Many visitors choose to take a wild horse tour, climb the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, or visit some of the historic sites, while others prefer to spend their time sampling award-wining wines from local vineyards, dining on authentic North Carolina barbeque or fresh seafood, or shopping for coastal treasures at eclectic shops. With its mild climate, activities such as golf, surfing and kayaking can be enjoyed on the Currituck Outer Banks nearly year-round as well. Named one of the “Best Family Beaches on the East Coast”**, the Currituck Outer Banks truly has something for everyone.
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*Carova Beach, Corolla, NC
**Fodor’s Travel, Corolla NC
Currituck’s Outer Banks is known for having one of the most secluded beaches in the world. US News & World Report listed our beach community of Carova as one of “Americas Most Secluded Beaches” in 2011. Photo by Emily Chaplin.
The legendary Corolla Wild Horses are descendants in a bloodline of horses that have roamed Currituck's beaches for over 500 years when Spanish explorers landed or shipwrecked here. In 2010 the North Carolina General Assembly designated the Colonial Spanish Mustang as the official state horse. Photo by Emily Chaplin.
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is a treasured piece of maritime heritage in Currituck County. Visitors can climb the 214 steps to the top for spectacular 360° views, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the tranquil Currituck Sound on the other. Photo by Emily Chaplin.
Just north of Corolla where the paved NC-12 ends lies twelve miles of pristine 4WD beaches and more than 7,000 acres of wilderness tucked behind the dune line. Nothing but sun, sand, secluded beach rental homes, and wild Spanish mustangs. Photo by Emily Chaplin.
The Corolla wild Spanish mustangs have roamed Currituck's beaches since the 1500s, arriving with early Spanish explorations of the area. When explorers were forced to leave the area due to resistance from locals, they were forced to leave their livestock and horses behind. Photo by Emily Chaplin.
Currituck County Dept. of Travel & Tourism
With pet-friendly beaches and accommodations, Currituck’s Outer Banks is a great place to take long walks along the shore, enjoy the ocean breezes, and relax with your loved ones. Photo by Currituck County Dept. of Travel & Tourism.
The Outer Banks was voted 5th by the readers of USA Today for “Best Places To Watch A Sunset In North America” in 2013. Breathtaking sunsets, secluded beaches, and wild horses make Currituck OBX one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the United States. Photo by Brooke Mayo.
There’s nothing quite like a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean on Currituck’s Outer Banks, NC. With secluded vacation rental homes dotted along our coastline, this is the kind of beauty that visitors to the area wake up to each morning. Photo by Eve Turek.
Currituck County Dept. of Travel & Tourism
Although most of the isolated villages that existed on this stretch of coast in the past have disappeared, the Historic Corolla Village remains intact and provides insight into more than a century of history, with restored shops hosted by friendly merchants. Photo by Currituck County Dept. of Travel & Tourism.
Shopping is unique in Currituck’s Outer Banks. Many of our businesses are small, locally-owned and operated shops and galleries where you’ll find an eclectic mix of gifts, jewelry, artwork and apparel. Photo by Emily Chaplin.
Photo by Emily Chaplin.
Whalehead in Historic Corolla is a beautifully-restored historic home initially completed in 1925. Guests now delight in this 24,000 square feet Art Nouveau masterpiece resplendent with original Tiffany fixtures, custom-designed Steinway and a collection of original and period furnishings. Photo by Eve Turek.
Holger M. Obenaus
Lush fairways, impeccably maintained greens, and some of the East Coast’s most beautiful courses make Currituck the perfect destination for golf enthusiasts everywhere. Kilmarlic Golf Club (shown) was rated by Golfweek as the #14 “Best Courses You Can Play” in North Carolina for 2013. Photo by Holger M. Obenaus.
With breathtaking ocean and sound views, warm coastal Carolina breezes and spectacular sunsets, Currituck's Outer Banks is the perfect setting for your destination wedding and dream honeymoon. US News & World Reports listed the Outer Banks as one of the "Best Affordable Honeymoon Destinations in the US" for 2013. Photo by Deborah Sawyer.
With a mild climate, Currituck’s Outer Banks is a great place to enjoy kayaking, surfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities almost year-round. Photo by Emily Chaplin.