I'm planning a June vacation with my boyfriend, and we're thinking of staying in Corolla - but since neither of us know anything about the area, we're not sure if that's the best place to stay. We'd like someplace quiet and peaceful, where we can rent a small cottage within walking distance of a nice beach - we like to lay on the sand and swim.
We'd also like to be in walking or biking (or a short drive) from places to eat, shops, etc. And it would be great to be near a place that has good biking or hiking - just to explore and see the nature around the area. I am used to Cape Cod, so I guess I am picturing a warmer version of that. :-)
Would Corolla be too small for us? Are there other towns worth considering? Thanks!