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Location of the only lighthouse in the state of North Carolina that is still located where it was erected.
Corolla, NC
+1 252-453-0877
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

It seems like the number of wild horses are dwindling but if you come earlyish in the morning you can still see them walk along the shore. The dunes are a lot smaller than I remember them, probably due to storms but the beach is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 6 December 2018

I visited Currituck Beach on Thanksgiving. It was cold and sunny. I had to drive the beach to get to the little village of Carova Beach. The beach is beautiful, and the drive is fun and unique. It's not like driving on Daytona Beach. Here,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

What can you say about a beach? Seen one, seen 'em all? Not so 'cause there's very few beaches in this area you can actually drive a vehicle on without a permit. Its pretty cool because if you choose to deflate your tires before heading...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 954judyr
Reviewed 25 October 2018

My family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks since the 60's. We have a family home in Corolla Light and go there regularly. LOVE IT!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cricketeers
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Loved this place, the horses, the shells, all the different fish we caught! It was so beautiful and peaceful.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tabrdo
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Great beach with 4WD access. But only 4WD access do not attempt to take your AWD vehicle out here or other non 4WD vehicle. Great option to see the wild horses on your own.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LeAnn L
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We called several tour companies that did the wild horse tours and this company was responsive. They also gave us a generous discount for 7 people. Gator, our tour guide, was fantastic and we felt like he covered everything.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan760020
Reviewed 12 October 2018

going on the 4x4 beach area (carova) is a high point in our trip every time. seeing the wild horses is fantastic. great drive up, beautiful. we just love it. if you can't drive your own vehicle on the beach, take a tour. there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teresahensley90
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It is a truely beautiful beach. I do gotta say that it’s interesting to see people drive on the beach and not follow the guidelines.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nice and beautiful, a lot of history at this place. This is first time we visit and plan to go back for more. Many interesting place to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Suzy S
22 July 2018|
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Response from kennethkR9329PZ | Reviewed this property |
You can drive on the beach free of charge. Its just a guess if you see horses, either on your own or on the paid tour. But if you drive on the beach its best to have a high frame vehicle, and let some of the air out of your... More
17 June 2018|
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Response from Ronald M | Reviewed this property |
For driving only, there is no cost. If you park and fish, swim or whatever it requires a parking permit from the town. $50 for 10 days. Available at the visitors center. You will not get stuck with 4WD. I saw all sizes of... More