Things To Do in Currituck

Things To Do in Currituck

Currituck County features hundreds of miles of water, thanks to the 30-mile long Currituck Sound, as well as a handful of major reserves, parks and refuges, including the Currituck Banks Reserve, the Currituck Wildlife Refuge, and the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. As a result, every visitor should be prepared to spend ample time enjoying Currituck's endless Great Outdoors… (More)

Activities for Kids

Activities for Kids

Young visitors will adore both the mainland and barrier island beaches of Currituck County for the endless array of activities and attractions designed with kids in mind. Explore any of these wild, educational, and altogether fun local destinations for a memorable excursion that kids will truly treasure… (More)

Currituck Beaches Guide

Currituck Beaches Guide

Currituck County is effectively divided in two by the Currituck Sound, which creates two distinct and ecologically diverse regions: the Currituck Mainland, and the Currituck Barrier Island Beaches. The Currituck Beaches are also referred to as the Northern Outer Banks, Currituck Island, or just "Corolla," which is the primary town in this region. The barrier island region of the county attracts the bulk of Currituck's visitors, due to its miles of shoreline,… (More)

Corolla, NC Guide

Corolla, NC Guide

Vacationers can stay in Corolla for a night or more at a hotel or generally for a week or more at a vacation rental home or condo. To get to Corolla, visitors will want to head to the Outer Banks via the Wright Memorial Bridge in Currituck County, and head north on NC Highway 12, past the towns of Duck and Southern Shores. Corolla is roughly 20 miles away from the Wright Memorial Bridge.… (More)

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is exceptional in Currituck County due to the miles of ocean shoreline and the 30-mile wide Currituck Sound, which has the surprising distinction of being able to accommodate both freshwater and saltwater species. Renowned for its largemouth bass fishing, the Currituck Sound is historically one of the most famous fishing regions of coastal North Carolina, and was one of the first areas of the Outer Banks that was designated as a "tourist destination," solely because of its fishing and waterfowl hunting opportunities.… (More)

Knotts Island Ferry

Knotts Island Ferry

The Knotts Island Ferry is a year-round free ferry that's managed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation's ferry system. An instrumental mode of transportation for Knotts Island locals, and a fun on-the-water day trip for Currituck County visitors, the ferry is accessible, scenic, and allows visitors to explore new and wild regions which are otherwise hard to access.… (More)

Currituck History

Currituck History

Currituck County is one of the oldest regions in North Carolina, and as a result, the region has a deep and multi-layered history that revolves around pirates, Indians, and the Outer Banks' first tourists. Spanning nearly 350 years, visitors will find a wealth of stories and American history in both the small but distinguished mainland, and the barrier island beach communities… (More)

Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Activities

Need a little inspiration on how to have fun during the occasional rainy day in Currituck County? Then check out these museums, shops, attractions and "at-home" activities that will appeal to visitors of all ages. … (More)

Coinjock, NC

Coinjock, NC

Coinjock is a small blink-and-you'll-miss-it community in the heart of the Currituck County mainland. Though not a famous tourist destination like its barrier island beach neighbors, Coinjock is well-known in the maritime community for its proximity to The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).… (More)

Moyock, NC

Moyock, NC

Moyock is located on the very edge of the Virginia and North Carolina state border, and often serves as the first introduction to Currituck County and NC in general for Outer Banks visitors who are driving to the area from the northern half of the country. Fairly substantial with a handful of popular roadside tourist attractions, Moyock is considered a good place for long-distance drivers to take a break from the road, stretch, and get their first look at coastal North Carolina.… (More)

Currituck, NC Boating Guide

Currituck, NC Boating Guide

Boating is exceptionally popular in the Currituck Sound, both for mariners passing through on the ICW, and for anglers and kayakers who want to explore the open Currituck Sound waters. Mariners who are exploring locally will want to bear in mind that the average depth of the sound is 4' feet and should plan accordingly. Public boat launches that access the Currituck Sound can be found at the following locations. … (More)

Chesapeake Albemarle Canal

Chesapeake Albemarle Canal

Travelers along US 158 will cross the famous Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal en route to the Outer Banks. This historic waterway, which was conceived more than two centuries ago, continues to be a useful route for commercial and leisure mariners who are passing through Currituck County.… (More)

Currituck Government

Currituck Government

Currituck County has a range of government services available to its more than 23,500 residents. The county itself is run by seven elected county commissioners, and is part of the regional Albemarle Commission council of governments. While the county commissioners oversee broad projects, zoning changes, and other pertinent community issues, many components of the infrastructure are managed by their own unique entities.… (More)

Currituck, NC Hunting Guide

Currituck, NC Hunting Guide

Currituck County rose to fame as a vacation destination in the early 1900s because of its exceptional duck and waterfowl hunting, and off-season visitors will find ample opportunities to enjoy these same fantastic hunting conditions today. Before you go, be sure to brush up on the following information regarding permits, applications, seasons, and bag limits, to ensure a good (and completely legal) time.… (More)

Bells Island

Bells Island

Bells Island is located in the town of Currituck and is easy to access from US 168 via Bells Island Road. It takes just 7-8 minutes and 3.5 miles of driving to cover the length of the island from the Currituck mainland, making it an easy off-the-beaten path destination. The island was originally home to a remote community that was sustained by individual farming, hunting and fishing. Today, while hunting and fishing are still recreational past-times, the community is popular with Chesapeake area communities and other full-time residents. … (More)

Currituck Vacation Rentals

Currituck Vacation Rentals

When staying in Currituck County for a week or more, the best accommodations option is typically a vacation rental. These homes and condos are traditionally rented in weekly increments, are scattered throughout the beaches and even found on the mainland, and can accommodate parties of 2 to 25 or more. … (More)

Currituck Real Estate

Currituck Real Estate

Currituck County boasts a unique real estate market due to its collection of both vacation rental and full-time residential communities. As a result, retirees, second homeowners, and new Outer Banks residents will find a lot of properties for sale to suit their needs. Because of this diversity and distinction, newcomers will want to review the following FAQs and guidelines to seamlessly navigate the Currituck County real estate market.… (More)

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge is easily one of the least visited refuges or wildlife reserves on the Outer Banks, even though it is also one of the largest. At a whopping 8,320 acres, the refuge encompasses almost an entire island, straddles two states, and is interrupted only by the small town of Knotts Island.… (More)

Corolla's Wild Horses

Visitors to the 4WD accessible beaches just north of Carova may experience a truly remarkable encounter with the area's oldest and most beloved residents, the Corolla Wild Horses. Stranded on the Outer Banks for centuries, but still enjoying the laid-back beach lifestyle, these feral and wild creatures are surprisingly docile, and very tolerant of the visitors who flock to their beaches for the warm sun, cool waves, and miles of space… (More)

Beach Driving Guide

One of the reasons so many vacationers flock to the Outer Banks is the thrill of driving on the beach, a rare privilege that few East Coast beach vacation destinations can offer. Beach driving enthusiasts will find miles of shoreline to explore, from the uninhabited shoreline along Ocracoke Island to the solely 4WD accessible beaches of Carova, north of Corolla. In fact, driving on the beach isn't just for fisherman. It's practically an institution… (More)

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, located in the heart of Corolla, borders the historic Whalehead Club and still functions as a guide for passing mariners. At 162' feet tall, the lighthouse's First Order Fresnel light, (the largest size available for American lighthouses), can be seen for 18 nautical miles as the light rotates in 20 second increments. … (More)

Whalehead Club

The prestigious Whalehead Club has been a dominant attraction to Corolla visitors since it was renovated and opened to the public in 2002. As part of the Currituck Heritage Park, the Whalehead Club serves as a northern Outer Banks icon, and a living testament to Corolla and Duck's heyday as a secluded oceanfront retreat for the country's wealthy hunters and conservationists.… (More)

Corolla, NC

Corolla adds a touch of modern class to the classic Outer Banks vacation. Prized for both its seclusion and its abundance of upscale but funky shops and dining options, Corolla is the ideal vacation destination for families who are just as happy lounging on the beach in flip flops as they are indulging in an afternoon at the spa.… (More)

Currituck Sound

The Currituck Sound is a nature lover's playground, offering ample access to wide open spaces of shallow, easy to navigate open water, dense thickets of maritime forest, and small, marshy islands that are covered in wildlife. There's a reason why some of the Outer Banks' earliest visitors flocked first to the northern beaches of Duck and Corolla. With miles of soundfront providing a comfortable but temporary home to thousands of migrating waterfowl, the landscape proved ideal for adventurous hunters, … (More)

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

Corolla, North Carolina is a must see nautical village scented with the spray of the salty sea. It's located on NC Highway 12 along a thin strip of land bordered on the east by the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the inland waterway of Currituck Sound. Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, whose beacon first beckoned to sailors at sea in 1875, … (More)