Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Outer Banks

With expansive Atlantic beaches, luxurious seaside accommodations, polished landscaping and upscale shopping and dining complexes, Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a popular East Coast vacation destination. It is a world of contemporary luxuries, where vacationing is easy and life is civilized.

Corolla is predominantly a vacationland, so you will find complete information here on all the Corolla Vacation Rental companies as well as on Corolla hotels. In Corolla you’ll find all the amenities you want for a great vacation but not a lot of the regular services you’re used to back home. No one really cares too much about the lack of super stores and necessities because the Corolla shopping scene, with its interesting, locally owned shops, more than suffices. Here, everyone’s mind is on the beach. Corolla’s beaches are clean and vast, with fine sand that gently slopes to the sea. And all this saltwater (including the surrounding sounds), and the outdoor-oriented lifestyle it encourages, creates a fine Corolla recreation scene: kayak tours, Jet Ski rentals, surfing lessons, fishing charters (in case you don’t know, Corolla fishing is an angler’s mecca), wild horse-finding trips, go-carts, a links-style golf course and tennis courts to keep you busy all day long. This same connection to nature has helped create fantastic Corolla attractions such as the lighthouse, nature centers, restored hunt clubs and everything to do with the wild horses. In the off-season you can find great isolated stretches of beach all to yourself. Of course, in typical vacationing style, dining out is a prime recreation, and, believe us, the variety and quality of Corolla restaurants will impress you…this is not the land of fried fish and French fries!

The main Corolla tourist season is, obviously, summer – from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fall is heavenly on the Outer Banks because the crowds are thinner, the rates are a bit cheaper, all of the businesses are still open, the locals are in fabulous moods and the weather is still mild. Perhaps that’s why there are an abundance of Corolla weddings this time of year! And don’t overlook winter and spring Corolla vacation, when you can definitely get an accommodation bargain and some isolation, though not all of the businesses will be open.

Up until the development boom of the 1980s, some 30 years ago, Corolla was little-known and little-traveled and was often referred to as North Carolina’s last beach frontier. That’s all changed today. Corolla has grown quite rapidly, and the number of people who have decided to move to this edge of the world location has steadily increased – evidenced by the presence of top-rate Corolla real estate companies. If you get the notion to call Corolla home – or even your second home – there are plenty of folks to help you out.

Before you come, read more about Corolla history. You’ll understand the spirit of this place by doing so…how duck hunting, isolation, shipwrecks and natural beauty all coalesced from a tight-knit oceanside community into this present-day vacationland. Corollaguide.com gives you all the info you need to plan your vacation here and feel welcome and at ease. You can order the print version of this information, Corolla Guidebook and Walking Tour, online. In addition to the complete guidebook of Corolla, the book includes a specially mapped out and well-planned tour from the Whalehead Club and Currituck Beach Lighthouse to the historic homes and buildings of Corolla Village.

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