On the northernmost tip of the Outer Banks just shy of the Virginia border lies the community known as Carova Beach. Although many think of it as a town, it is actually a subdivision of Corolla. Accessible only by four wheel drive vehicles, it is a place with no paved roads, no commercial buildings, sand dunes lined with sea oats, and miles of pristine beaches. Oh, and did we mention, a place where wild horses roam free?
That’s right! The Wild Horses of the Currituck Outer Banks can be seen sauntering down the beach or grazing in yards throughout this beautiful region. Keep in mind there are strictly enforced rules regarding how close you can get to these wild horses so if you plan to visit here, be sure to pick up a copy of “Keeping the North Beach Safe” a publication by the Carova Beach Fire Department & the County of Currituck.
Beach House Vacations in Carova Beach, NC
If peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life is what you seek, Carova Beach and its neighboring communities of Swan Beach and Penny’s Hill may be just what the doctor ordered. The accommodations here are amazing. Whether you choose a large luxurious oceanfront home or a cozy 2 bedroom nestled near the sound, you will be amazed by the serenity this area provides. Though these homes boast many of the same great amenities their neighbors to the south offer, such as rec. rooms and private pools Carova Beach homes have an added bonus of truly being away from it all. No city lights to dim the starlit nights, and no big shopping centers to block your view of the ocean.
Traveling with a four legged companion? No worries, they will be right at home here and pet friendly accommodations are par for the course in this remote area. After all, how can you relax and enjoy your vacation without your furry friend by your side? As always, be sure check local regulations regarding pets on the beach and keep your buddy hydrated.
Relaxing Beach Vacations in Carova Beach, North Carolina
So what do you do for entertainment here? Obviously most vacationer’s flock to the beach during the day, and relish the night sky from peaceful decks at night. A few other notable mentions include Penny’s Hill and the Carova Beach Park. The park offers vacationers a chance to get together outdoors and is complete with large grassy areas, boat launch, restrooms, volleyball court, and picnic/grilling facilities. Not quite as big as its Nags Head sister Jockey’s Ridge, Penny’s Hill is still a formidable sand dune with breathtaking sunset views over the sound and sunrises over the Atlantic and a must see for anyone visiting in the Carova Beach area. Surf fishing, sound & ocean kayaking, surfing, and nature exploration are all popular activities here. If you are still looking for something fun at the end of the day, try a sunset tour with one of the many fantastic tour companies in the Corolla area and see it all with a guide.
Wild horses, nature, and wide sandy beaches…need we say more?
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