Until about 25 years ago, Corolla was a well-kept secret and was often referred to as North Carolina’s last beach frontier. Today, Corolla is an increasingly popular east coast vacation destination. Here you will find all of the amenities that you want for a relaxing and fun vacation. Corolla offers luxurious seaside accommodations, polished landscaping and upscale shopping and dining experiences. Corolla’s beaches are clean and vast with beautiful white sand. In the off-season you can even find great isolated stretches of beach to have all to yourself.
Corolla is steeped in history, much of it just recently being discovered by visitors. On December 1, 1875, the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining “dark spot” on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry Lighthouse to the north and Bodie Island Lighthouse to the south. The structure is made of approximately one million bricks. Climbing to the top of the 214 steps of the lighthouse is well worth the effort. The view of the Outer Banks coastline is amazing.
The Whalehead Club, located in Currituck Heritage Park, is another piece of Corolla’s history. Situated on 39 acres of soundfront property, it was built by Edward and Marie Knight in 1925. They referred to the 21,000 square ft. private residence as their cottage on the sound. This “jewel by the sea” is open to the public. The Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, wild Spanish Mustangs that roam the 4-wheel drive area, fishing, and kayaking are also reasons why Corolla is so popular with locals and visitors alike.
Population: 500 year-round, 50,000 in summer
Beaches: Public beach access is limited
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