Corolla Things To Do
Looking for something to do beyond the beach? Corolla’s recreation scene tends to focus mostly on beautiful Mother Nature, as any respectable Outer Banks recreation should. One of the most popular activities is taking a tour to see the Corolla wild horses. Another top Corolla recreation is going on a kayak outing to see the natural wonders of this area from a backwaters perspective—it’s quiet and unhurried and settles the soul. As with all Outer Banks recreation, fishing is huge here, so much so that you’ll see an entire section devoted to that addictive activity.
But if you have your shoes all laced up and are ready for some real action, Corolla’s recreation offerings include first-rate tennis courts and a fitness center, screaming go-carts, an 18-hole links course, a climbing wall, Segway tours, putt putt golf courses and hikes in a nearby nature sanctuary or just along some of Corolla’s village lanes.
It can be debated whether the premier Outer Banks recreation is surfing or nightlife (though some would argue it’s actually shopping), but either persuasion is sufficiently supported here. Surf shops provide advise, lessons and gear. And, while Corolla’s nightlife scene isn’t as multi-faceted as that found a bit farther south, you can definitely relax with the perfect martini and live tunes.
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- 1159-H Austin Street
- (252) 453-6141
This is Wild squared! Join Bob in one of his three monster trucks for a wild ride to see Corolla’s wild horses. Up to 15 people can hop into a high-up truck—including Grandmom and the baby, because while it’s wild, it’s also perfectly safe—for a view of Corolla’s horses, wildlife and landscape like no other. Your tour guide will regale you with stories of history and fun facts. These tours run five times a day, March through November (weather permitting), from 9 a.m. until sunset. Don’t miss out on this unfiltered fun!
- 107 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
- (252) 453-0877
Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks is in the remote northern waterways of the Currituck Sound near the Virginia border. Back Country’s unique 4x4 & Kayak Safari carries small groups and families by custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of off-road beach, dune and sand trail to paddle from the private Spanish Mustang Reserve where they have exclusive access. The waters here are protected from wind and current and the tandem kayaks are super stable. Naturalist guides, who are also your kayak instructors, will explain Outer Banks ecology and point out local wildlife. Back Country limits space to just 10 people on each tour, which minimizes overuse. More often than not you will even see the wild horses from the kayaks if not from the safari cruiser. Each tour is three-plus hours and is the best of both worlds, an off-road 4x4 Safari excursion and a pristine kayak tour. Tours are available for beginner or intermediate paddlers. Reservations are required.
- 107 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
- (252) 453-0877
The Segway looks like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on them, you’ll want to try one too! The Segway is a two-wheeled electric vehicle that’s a blast to ride! It’s so easy it seems the Segway was made just for you. At Back Country Segway Safaris, located at the Corolla Light Town Center in Corolla, you can choose a gliding tour of historic Corolla Village, or for maximum fun take an open-air Safari Beach Cruiser up 10 miles of beach and experience the world’s first off road Segway trail ride.
Historic Corolla by Segway—Glide through the quaint historic village of Corolla on your own personal Segway and learn of life at the turn of the century through several landmarks listed on the National Historic Register. You’ll view the 1875 lighthouse, a 1920s hunt club, the Chippendale bridge (one of the oldest standing wooden bridges in America) and the one-room Corolla schoolhouse and chapel from the 1880s. Hear romantic tales about this sleepy little village in the duck hunting era. This tour runs about two hours-plus and reservations are required.
Mustang Trail Segway Safari—If you’re looking for real thrills you’ll want to experience the worlds first off-road Segway tour, the Mustang Trail Segway Safari. After getting comfortable on your Segway in town you’ll head out on a custom Safari Beach Cruiser up 10 miles of beach to the private Spanish Mustang Reserve where you’ll ride the fat tire Segway XT, an all-terrain version of the city Segway. You’ll feel like you’re on a 2-wheeled ATV as you ride through miles of sand trails and switchbacks within the maritime forest. Not for the faint of heart, this combination beach cruiser and Segway tour is maximum fun! Reservations are necessary for the half-day excursion.
- 107 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
- (252) 453-0877
Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your family directly to the wild Spanish Mustangs that have thrived on the northern Outer Banks for nearly 500 years. Your naturalist guide will carry you through 30 miles of beaches, dune and back country sand lanes to discover the Outer Banks unique wildlife. Shore life including pelicans, dolphins and osprey are almost always present. You will hear stories about the Ghost Fleet and Outer Banks maritime history and learn about the mysterious petrified forest. Back Country Outfitters has exclusive access to the Spanish Mustang Reserve, where sightings of these regal wild horses is guaranteed, while your tour guide explains their Spanish Colonial heritage and the local preservation efforts. Travel in custom open-air Safari Cruisers, semi open-air vehicles or private 4x4 Suburbans with AC. Reservations are required.
- 1159 H Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
- (252) 453-6141
Beach Jeeps of Corolla is a great way to see the northern beaches of Corolla and the area’s famous wild horses. The Jeep Safari is a self-driven tour that allows you to follow a guide and experience driving off road for yourself. They also now offer guided tours, and whether guided or self-guided, you’ll see wild Spanish horses, Penny’s Hill, Swan Beach and the canals of Carova Beach. In addition to the wild horses, you may see deer, red fox and dolphins. Tours traverse 26-miles of beach and last about two hours. They are a great way to explore the secluded northern beaches and see local wildlife in their natural habitat.
- 1066 Ocean Trail, Inn at Corolla Light
- (252) 453-0939
Bob White and his trained staff have been offering Corolla wild horse tours since 1996 and have a great reputation for being entertaining and informative. Bob’s tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history to complement the sightseeing. At the beginning, your guide will take you past Whalehead and the lighthouse and through Corolla Village, showering you with some interesting lore.Then it’s up to the four-wheel-drive area, where you’ll see the Outer Banks wild horses grazing in their natural habitat. Bob’s Corolla wild horse tours are a one-of-a-kind experience, and they can accommodate large groups.Call for details and reservations. All tours have a money back guarantee if you don’t see the horses.
- 1118 Corolla Village Lane, Historic Corolla Village
- (252) 453-9872
Coastal Explorations is a small, adventure-oriented touring company in Corolla. Their guides are friendly and outgoing and have the skill and knowledge to keep you entertained and informed. Whether it’s kayak rentals, kayak tours, boat tours or crabbing trips, they’ll get you out on the water and having fun!
- 1150 Ocean Trail
- (252) 453-4484
Established in 1962, Corolla Outback Adventures was the first to offer guide service and off-road beach tours on the Currituck Outer Banks. Benderʼs Beach Service began guiding beach tours to Corolla and beyond 50 years ago, well before a paved road existed north of Duck. That same tradition continues today, featuring their unique tour into Corollaʼs “outback,” where wild herds still roam freely. The 20-mile round trip along the beach strand includes exclusive access into the wild horse habitat on land the Bender family donated to protect future herds. Seasoned guides share their experience and knowledge along with history and colorful folklore. Corolla Outback also offers off-road transportation for special events, wedding parties, family reunions, school groups or business meetings.
- 1129 Corolla Village Road
- (252) 453-8002
Housed within a historic home in Corolla Village, the free museum shares the wonderful history and legacy of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Descendants of Spanish Mustangs brought to our island nearly 500 years ago, they are a hardy and majestic breed that is teetering on the brink of extinction. At the museum the whole family can learn more with interactive, hands-on activities, photography and historical information.
Here are some special events for the summer:
Paint your own wild Colonial Spanish Mustang! The Corolla Wild Horse Fund sponsors horse painting for kids every Tuesday and Thursday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paint, brushes and smocks are provided, and kids of all ages can join in the fun. Artists can choose from large wooden horses attached to posts that stay up all week for passersby to admire or smaller wooden horse cut-outs to go and paint later. A $7 donation is accepted for large horses and a $5 donation for the ornament-sized cutouts. Artists who can’t stay to paint or who arrived too late can purchase kits to take home. All proceeds benefit the wild horses.
On Fridays, weather permitting, a gentled Colonial Spanish Mustang is ready to offer rides at the Wild Horse Museum from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Corolla Wild Horse Fund staff and trained volunteers provide interesting information about the history of wild horses and how visitors to the Outer Banks can help save this dying breed. Petting is encouraged!
Take the Trip of a Lifetime to see the wild horses, riding with the experts in charge of the actual management and care of the wild herd. All funds raised go right back into the care and protection of the wild horses. Prices are $20 for children and $45 for adults.
On Wednesdays, at their second location at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck, ride a gentled Colonial Spanish Mustang around the ring while raising awareness and funds to help this critically endangered breed. Rides are offered from 2 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with other Faire Days festivities including live music and kids crafts.
While a lot of the fun programming happens during the summer, this place is an interesting spot to visit all year.
- 1210 Ocean Trail
- (252) 207-0511
Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only beaches north of Corolla — since 1996. With these experienced and knowledgeable guides, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable, family-oriented tour. This company uses 15-passenger open-air safari-style trucks that are safe for any age, including kids in car seats. Along the trip, your guide will tell you about the history of Corolla and the horses as well as point out all the wonders of nature. The guides have been certified by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and have a reputation of being quite entertaining. The two-hour tours, which cover about 25 miles of off-road area, run all day long until sunset. They’re so sure about where to find the horses that all tours come with a money back guarantee. They also offer guided Jeep wild horse sightseeing tours at Beach Jeeps of Corolla. Bring your appetite because Beach Road Pizza is on site as well.
- 610 Clubhouse Drive, Shoppes at Currituck Club
- (252) 489-4878
Lots of folks love to rent a Jeep and take off on their own tour. But if you’re more into having a guide, this business lets you combine the best of both worlds. Here, you rent either a two-door or four-door beach optimized Jeep then follow along behind one of the guided tours led by Wild Horse Adventure Tours. Humvee Adventure Tours is the only rental company on the Outer Banks that allows you to customize the Jeep the way you like. These options include the choice to put the top down, take the doors off, avoid direct sunlight with a mesh SPF50 bikini top and a complimentary use of a iced cooler. All Jeeps are customized for beach driving, with top of the line AEV lifts from three to five inches and 17 inch alloy wheels with 35 inch Kevlar side-walled tires. These additions not only look great but offer superior handling, ground clearance and traction on the beach. You’ll see wild horses (money back guarantee!), frolicking dolphins, deer and occasionally a wild fox or pig. In addition, you’ll be exploring some of the most beautiful, wild beach environments on the East Coast. An added benefit of following an experienced guide is that their knowledge of where to drive — and, more importantly, where not to — helps preserve this fragile coastal area.
- 1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
- (252) 453-9484
The Island Revolution Skatepark offers more than 5,000 feet of extreme fun for the skateboarder in the family, and everyone else will enjoy observing. The skatepark is concrete and is built with diverse features like two bowls, a quarter pipe, a street course, grind bars and vertical drop-ins. Helmets must be worn at all times, and kids younger than 18 must have full pads at all times and have their parents sign a waiver their first time out. A CPR-certified attendant oversees the park. Bikes and scooters are not allowed. Boards and pads can be rented at the Surf Shop. Skate for free on summer Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and consider a skate clinic — $30 for an hour on Monday through Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (in season). Passes can be purchased at the shop; call for information.
- 501 Old Stoney Road
- (252) 453-9388, (252) 453-6106, (866) OBX-RENT
Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or, if you want to leave your car behind as you tool around Corolla, you can make like a local and pedal on one of their comfortable beach cruisers. If getting in the water is more your thing, they also rent surfboards known as soft-tops, which are ideal for beginning surfers. Surfboard rentals are $20 a day or $60 a week. They also have body and skim boards for rent for $10 a day or $20 a week. Want to try paddleboarding? Just For the Beach offers three different sizes of SUPs. Just for the Beach Rentals will happily deliver everything directly to your vacation home.
- 815 E. Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza
- (252) 453-2999
North Beach Movie Diner is your one-stop source for a meal and a movie. The only theater on the Currituck Outer Banks, North Beach Movie Diner is open year round and located near the Food Lion in Monteray Shores Plaza. The theater shows all first run movies on its three state-of-the-art movie screens, each featuring digital projection and Dolby 7.1 digital sound. Movie tickets are $11.50/adult and $9/youth (age 10 and younger).
The Diner features a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At breakfast adults can choose from a breakfast platter of two eggs, home fries, toast and a choice of bacon or sausage, select a Belgian waffle with a choice of bacon or sausage, or start the day with a breakfast sandwich. Kids will be happy with the kids waffle or kids egg breakfast. The Movie Diner’s appetizers include onion rings and fries, chili cheese fries, nachos, jalapeno poppers, hush puppies and more, while barbecue, sandwiches, burgers, rib-eye steaks and shrimp or chicken tender baskets satisfy bigger appetites. The Diner’s full ABC license means all your favorite cocktails are only a few splashes, stirs or shakes away! The beer selection includes most of the popular domestics, a nice selection of imports as well as a couple of beers from North Carolina-based microbreweries.
What if you’re looking for The Game instead of a movie? The Diner is the go to place for all your favorite sporting events, too. Decked out with multiple 60-inch TVs and DirectTV Sports Pack, the North Beach Movie Diner has you covered! They even have pool tables where you can test your eight ball skills.
Theme nights include Teen Night (on Fridays from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. featuring karaoke, live music, snacks and more) and Dance Party Night (dance to one of the best sound and light systems on the Outer Banks Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.). They even offer a Check-in Party every Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. where you can watch a movie or sporting event, play arcade games, calm those hunger pangs or sip an icy beverage, all in air-conditioned comfort while awaiting access to your beach rental.
- 103 A Corolla Light Town Center
- (252) 453-2440
If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring on your own, Ocean Atlantic Rentals will bring them to you. You can rent kayaks for exploring the sound or riding the ocean waves. They also offer surf lessons, for groups or individuals, with CPR-certified instructors. Fun!
And, when visiting Corolla, you’ll need your car from time to time to get to the grocery store or between shopping centers. Otherwise, ditch the car and pedal everywhere you go. They rent single-speed beach cruisers, kids’ and BMX bikes, Kiddie Kart trailers and trikes for the little ones, plus you can get helmets and gear for the entire family. Pick up your bikes here or have them delivered to your door.
And if that’s not enough, Ocean Atlantic Rentals also has all the equipment you need for surfing, body boarding or skim boarding. They even have swim fins, which are great for body boarding. If the water is chilly when you’re here, they rent wetsuits to keep you warm while you tackle the waves. Ocean Atlantic Rentals delivers this type of gear too!
- 1070 Ocean Trail
- (252) 453-9500, (252) 453-9690
Corolla Bait and Tackle offers two-hour sunset cruises where you take a relaxing cruise around the sound and see Monkey Island, birds and other wildlife. They also offer a pontoon boat trip to the winery at Knott’s Island. You enjoy a short boat trip across the sound, participate in a wine tasting at the beautiful vineyards then motor back to Corolla. Be sure to bring binoculars, snacks and drinks. Want a little more action? Ask about the full range of fishing trips offered here; for more information see Fishing.
- 3000 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 5.5, Kill Devil Hills
- (252) 441-1146, (855) 459-6555
Much of the Outer Banks can be reached without ever leaving the pavement. But if you want to see the descendants of shipwrecked Spanish mustangs or visit the sparsely developed and substantially less populated northern beaches of Corolla and beyond, you’ll need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get there. Outer Banks Jeep, conveniently located at Outer Banks Chrysler Dodge Jeep at milepost 5.5 on The Bypass in Kill Devil Hills, offers everything necessary to be your off-road headquarters during your Outer Banks stay. Open 7 days a week during the in-season, they feature a variety of family-friendly 4-wheel drive Jeep Wranglers for exploring the unpaved areas of the Outer Banks. Leave the beaten path behind and try something new. Embark on your own Outer Banks nature adventure and see these beautiful barrier islands in an entirely new way. Whether your goal is to see the wild horses of Corolla, visit a home in Carova or simply enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine beach, Outer Banks Jeeps has the vehicle to get you safely there and back again.
- 2004 S. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
- (252) 255-6273
Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes the pirate-themed Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5K, the extremely popular Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon, the Outer Banks Triathlon and the Storm the Beach obstacle course/adventure race. The Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend, always held on Veteran’s Day weekend (November 8 through November 10 in 2013) is full of events, including the 8K, 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday. The full marathon from Kitty Hawk to Manteo, the Southern Fried Half Marathon from Nags Head to Manteo and the Southern 6 run take place on Sunday.
Storm the Beach (June 15 and 16 in 2013) combines 5-mile, 3-mile and .75-mile distances with obstacles and challenges on the beach. The Outer Banks Triathlon (September 21 and 22 in 2013) is held on Roanoke Island and includes Sprint, Olympic and Half distances. The Flying Pirate Half Marathon Weekend (May 3 and 4 in 2014) includes the Half Marathon from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head, the First Flight 5K and the Double Dare Challenge for those who run both days. One hundred percent of net proceeds of all these events go to support two Outer Banks nonprofits — Outer Banks Relief Foundation and Dare Education Foundation.
- 1024 Ocean Trail
- (252) 453-4198
Located adjacent to the Richard A. Brindley Sports Center in Corolla Light, The Grass Course and The Patio Café offer a variety of options for outdoor fun and family dining that can be enjoyed separately or as a recreation/dining combo by guests of all ages.
The Grass Course features 20 holes on a scenic, soundside, all-natural grass mini-golf course. But this is no putt-putt course — you’ll find no windmills on this rolling, curving course! Lighted for evening and nighttime play, these greens promise fun for the whole family, and both novices and serious golfers alike will find that the course offers a challenge or two. The Grass Course is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offers an abbreviated menu of select food items from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $10/adult and $8/youth aged 10 or younger.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Patio Café offers casual outdoor dining under the cooling shade of thatched umbrellas. The varied menu ranges from breakfast staples such as eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, toast and waffles to salads and a selection of popular appetizers including onion rings, nachos, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, BLTs and more. Shrimp and crab legs are available from the steamer. Sandwich selections run the gamut from hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue to shrimp po’ boys, grilled chicken and steak and cheese with grilled onion, lettuce and tomato. Entrée choices include rib-eye steak served with freshly cut and hand-battered onion rings, marinated chicken breast with sautéed veggies and more! A selection of beers, wines and ice cold beverages rounds out the menu. With its relaxed atmosphere and live music on select nights, The Patio Café offers a welcome alternative to the noisy, overly air-conditioned conditions typical of many resort area restaurants. The Patio Café is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- 1100 Club Road
- (252) 453-9040
Whalehead in Historic Corolla is located on 39 acres of pristine soundfront property and has a public boat ramp, areas for picnics, fishing and crabbing and is the starting destination for a bike path through Corolla. Take a stroll at sunset, or spread a blanket and enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty of the grounds. Leashed pets are welcome outside. In addition to Whalehead, you will find the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Next door is the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Please see the separate entries in Attractions for more information on each of those places.
Family-friendly fun events are a big part of the experience at Whalehead in Historic Corolla. Art shows, holiday fireworks and other seasonal events, and musical performances will bring you back time and again.
- 610 Currituck Clubhouse Road
- (252) 489-2020, (800) 460-4136
There was a time when you could look out your rental cottage window and see wild horses traveling in herds and maybe eating your grass, but, for the good of the horses, that is no longer so. The wild horses were relocated to the four-wheel-drive area north of Corolla, so you must have an off-road vehicle if you want to see them. Wild Horse Adventure Tours can be your guide! They have three ways to get you into horse country. First is an enclosed 4x4 mini coach with A/C driven by one of their seasoned guides, the second is in a custom open-top vehicle also driven by one of their guides, the third is to rent one of their Jeeps and drive yourself following one of their guides. The guides at Wild Horse Adventure Tours know exactly where to look for the horses, they know how to drive in the sand and they know a lot about the history of the area, making for a much more enlightening trip on your part. They’ll also point out snakes, shore birds, plants and interesting natural aspects of this ocean-side environment. They run many scheduled trips per day and operate year round, so call to get all the details and make a reservation. Horse sightings are guaranteed or they will refund your money.
Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pine Island
Pine Island is one of only a few remaining examples of natural plant and animal assemblages that were once found in abundance on the northern Outer Banks. Protected by Audubon and stretching from ocean to sound, this 5,000-acre wildlife sanctuary is a habitat for birds, deer, rabbits and more than 350 species of plants. The 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail runs along the Currituck sound with two observation platforms that offer excellent views of the sound and its marshes. At the moment there is not a parking area for the trail, but you can park at the Pine Island Racquet Club if you ask the club manager for permission. The trailhead is behind the racquet club.
B&R Car Rentals
- 404 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
- (252) 473-2142
Vacationers staying all over the Outer Banks rent cars from this local dealership, but be sure to call well in advance to make reservations. Daily and weekly rental are available as well as pick up and delivery at local marinas.
- 91 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II Shopping Village
- (252) 453-0310
Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo. Beach Braids is the only Outer Banks shop offering natural henna tattoos in addition to black henna tattoos. The natural henna is a reddish-brown color instead of black. and all three Beach Braids locations have a Mendhi artist on staff during peak season. This store also sells custom, handmade hemp jewelry. All locations have a professional and organized studio with skilled staff and a comfortable air conditioned waiting area. Appointments or walk-ins are accepted, and large groups can be accommodated easily. This business is open in the spring and summer season only at all three locations: Nags Head, Duck and Corolla.
- 410 Airport Road, Dare County Regional Airport, Manteo
- (252) 475-HELI (4354)
Looking for a spectacular way to see the Outer Banks? Lift off in a helicopter for the best possible view of the Outer Banks. They’ll take you on a tour around Roanoke Island, along some of the beautiful beaches (where you’ll see shipwrecks), the Bodie Island Lighthouse, Jockey’s Ridge, the Wright Brothers Memorial, sea life and more, or you can customize your own tour. Longer tours also available to see the wild Banker ponies of Corolla, Hatteras and Ocracoke lighthouses and Portsmouth Island. The helicopter accommodates up to three passengers at a time, and the cockpit is air-conditioned for a comfortable ride. Coastal Helicopters offers charter service around the region, including Corolla, where they have a landing spot. Tours are available for less than $42 per person, and gift certificates are available.
Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars
- 810 OceanTrail
- (252) 453-7777
This bright new spot offers many choices for family fun. Choose one of their Corolla-themed mini-golf courses (complete with a miniature Whalehead Club and Currituck Lighthouse), or play all three. The more adventurous can try out the Spin Zone bumper cars. Not in the mood to play? Enjoy a sweet snack from the ice cream bar instead!
Corolla Bait and Tackle
- 101 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center and 603 Currituck Drive, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club
- (252) 453-9500, (252) 453-9690
Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to sharing his fishing knowledge. Everyone who comes through the door gets fishing instruction. This full-service tackle shop sells every major brand of tackle for fresh and salt water plus gear, fresh bait, crabbing supplies, ice and more. The advice is free. Corolla Bait and Tackle rents rods, reels and crab pots. Surf fishing classes are offered as well. See Outer Banks Charter Fishing Adventures for guided fishing opportunities.
Corolla Jeep Adventures and Wild Horse Tours
- 1070 Ocean Trail, Whalehead Bay Shoppes
- (252) 453-6899
Corolla Jeep Adventures offers guided tours of the off-road area, including their own private 400-acre Hunt Club. Guided tours are two hours long and conducted in comfy 15-passenger vans or Suburbans. You can also rent a soft-top Jeep and drive yourself following your guide. These tours last two-and-a-half hours and the guide will take you on a course where wild horses are usually spotted. You’ll see beautiful, remote beaches and wildlife. Corolla Jeeps Adventures is open year round, and they say they can pretty much find horses for you every day! New this year they are offering 4x4 kayak combination tours, and their tours access acres of private trails where you’ll see historic sites and learn of local ecology including the second-largest living dune on the property. What great views!
The company also offers a variety of fishing charters, held in either the sound or the ocean, for a half, three-quarter or full day. Depending upon which trip you choose, you can catch mackerel, marlin, tuna and dolphin. The boats carry up to six passengers, and if you don’t have a group of six ready to go, they can accommodate you with a make-up charter. All fishing tackle is included, so all you need to bring is lunch.
Corolla Mini Golf
- 785 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
- (252) 453-6900
Enjoy famous views of the Currituck Sound as you tee it up on this 18-hole, carpeted miniature golf course. Ten of the holes are played on a separate island! Look for the course at the back of the shopping complex next to Kitty Hawk Watersports.
Corolla Movie Diner
- 815 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza
- (252) 453-2999
For first-run major movies, this is the only place to be on the northern beaches. Movies are shown seven days a week and start early. Call the hotline for movie information, check a local newspaper, such as The Coastland Times or The Outer Banks Sentinel.