Lovie’s Salon and Spa | Duck, NC

Lovies Salon and Spa

Lovies Salon & Spa

1177 Duck Rd Suite 15,
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 423-9318
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Treat yourself to a day of pampering at Lovies Salon and Spa, located in the cozy shops at Scarborough Faire in Duck. From hair coloring and styling to in-home massages and facials, it’s clear that all of Lovies services are offered with care and quality products. The space is welcoming and quaint, and the stylists and therapists have tons of experience under their belts.

Currituck Club Golf Course | Corolla, NC

Currituck Club Golf Course

Currituck Club Golf Course

620 Currituck Clubhouse Dr,
Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-9400
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Tee off at the Currituck Club Golf Course, located near the entrance to the Harris Teeter in Ocean Sands. This 18 hole semi-private course was designed by Rees Jones, and offers beautiful views along the sound in some areas. The layout varies between tree-lined and open fairways, and a driving range is also available. After playing a round stop by the restaurant to grab lunch or a cool drink.

Corolla Surf Shop | Corolla, NC

Corolla Surf Shop

Corolla Surf Shop

807 Ocean Trail,
Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-9283
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Since 1996, Corolla Surf Shop has been providing the Corolla area with surfboard rentals, as well as kayaks, paddle boards, wet suits, bikes, body boards, and skim boards. They’ve also got a great selection of bathing suits, board shorts, and other gear. Their Corolla Surf School has helped newbies get their bearings on the water for over 20 years – it’s one of the best spots in Corolla to sign up for surf lessons! Instructors are CPR certified, experienced, and professional, with one main goal in mind: to have fun!

Kitty Hawk Kites | Nags Head, NC

Kitty Hawk Kites

Kitty Hawk Kites

3933 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-449-2210
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Unique adventures abound at Kitty Hawk Kites, which offers five locations on the Northern Outer Banks, and offer activities for all ages, ability levels, and interests. The easiest way to book is to call their central booking number. Watersport activities include kayak, stand up paddle, and jet ski rentals, and they can set you up with sailing trips and fishing charters as well. They’ve also got some one of a kind Outer Banks tours and trips as well. Try the Vineyard Voyage, a boat tour from Duck across the sound to Sanctuary Vineyards and a wine tasting, or sign up for hang gliding lessons at Jockey’s Ridge.

North Beach Watersports | Corolla, NC

North Beach Watersports

North Beach Watersports

1066 Ocean Trail,
Corolla, NC 27927
252-455-9977
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One of the best things about visiting the Outer Banks is the opportunity to get out on the water. The ocean tends to take all the credit, but the sound is ideal for a multitude of water sports. North Beach Watersports has years of experiencing serving the Corolla area, and is located behind the Corolla Inn. Choose from a variety of activities, including jet ski rentals, parasailing, stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon boats, sunset cruise tours, or tubing/banana boat rides.

The Whalehead Club | Corolla, NC

The Whalehead Club

The Whalehead Club

1100 Club Road,
Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-9040
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Renovated and open to the public in 2002, The Whalehead Club is the largest and most ornate of the hunting clubs of the Currituck Sound. Its history is fascinating, convoluted and filled with tidbits of gossip and lifestyles of the rich, famous and powerful. Originally called Currituck Island, the Whalehead Club was built in 1922 by Edward Collings Knight, for his wife, Marie Lebel Bonat Knight. Rumored, but not proven, the home was built after she was denied membership in a hunt club because she was a woman. Renamed the Whalehead Club in the late 1930’s by new owner, Ray Adams, in the hope of creating a tourist industry in Corolla, the building is a massive 21,000 square foot structure.

4×4 Beaches | Carova, NC

The 4x4 Beaches of Carova

The 4×4 Beaches of Carova

The paved section of NC12 ends about a mile and a half north of Currituck Heritage Park, but for off-road vehicles, the 11 miles to the Virginia state line is still accessible. Although there are a number of subdivisions in this part of the Currituck Banks, collectively it is referred to as Carova–which is a small town at the northern end.

The name Carova is a truncated version of Carolina (Caro) and Virginia (VA). At one time, it was possible to drive into Virginia from the Outer Banks, entering Virginia Beach at Sandbridge. However, because the Virginia side of the border is occupied by False Cape State Park and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, vehicular access is now restricted.

Please make sure that you are comfortable with beach driving, and have the proper vehicle, before you make the trek north of the paved road. Many unexperienced drivers get stuck, and it is very expensive to get a tow. The area is patrolled by Currituck County police, and they do enforce traffic laws. It’s also a very good idea to know when high tide is rolling in because there are times when it can directly affect access. Visitors should take note of low pressure systems forming off shore.

This is the land of the wild mustangs, which are direct descendants of the Spanish mustangs of the Conquistadors. One of the best ways to view the mustangs is to take a guided tour. Although the horses are the high point of any trek to the Carova area, there is much more to see and a tour is a great way to discover what the northernmost reach of the Outer Banks has to offer. The most unsafe way to see the mustangs is to approach a horse or a herd on the beach. These are truly wild animals. Mares do not like strangers approaching their colts and stallions are proprietary of their herd. Additionally, it is illegal in Currituck County to feed or intentionally come within 50 feet of the horses, and this law is enforced and reinforced vigorously.

Currituck Lighthouse | Corolla, NC

Currituck Lighthouse

Currituck Lighthouse

1101 Corolla Village Road,
Corolla, NC 27927
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Built in 1875 and standing 162 feet tall, the historic red brick Currituck Lighthouse still as a beacon of light for passing ships, with the light still flashing at 20 second intervals from dusk til dawn. Climb the winding 220 ships to the top to soak in an unbelievable 360 degree view over the Atlantic ocean and Currituck sound. Pause on the way up to read the plaques outlining construction, history, preservation, and more. The lighthouse is open for climbing between Easter and Thanksgiving. When the Currituck Beach Light was lit in 1875, it illuminated the last dark spot on the eastern seaboard. Staffed with lighthouse keepers until the middle of the 20th century when they were replaced by automated systems, the lighthouse keeper’s housing and grounds fell into disrepair. Restored by the Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc., a private non-profit organization, the lighthouse is available for climbing and the view from the top is spectacular. There is a $7 fee for climbing, but the overlook view is worth it.

Corolla Adventure Park | Corolla, NC

Corolla Adventure Park

Corolla Adventure Park

1215 Ponton Ln
Corolla, NC 27927
252-597-1997
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Ready for the ultimate challenge? The Corolla Adventure Park is a family-friendly ‘jungle gym’ rope course, and the largest aerial adventure park on the Outer Banks! Platforms range from 12 to 50 feet high, and there are 11 courses total, rated either beginner, intermediate, or advanced. As a bonus, there’s an amazing vista of the Corolla Lighthouse – the higher you go, the better the view! The park is designed to accommodate all climbers, regardless of experience level, but the recommended minimum age is 4.

Wild Horse Adventure Tours | Corolla NC

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr
Corolla, NC
252-489-2020
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No 4×4, no problem! The professional staff at Wild Horse Adventure Tours has a fleet of safari-style Hummers that will transport you along the beach and through the dunes in Carova, a town just north of Corolla where the wild Spanish mustangs roam free. The open air 13 passenger vehicles allow you to enjoy the the sea breeze and salt air as you drive along the beach searching the famed wild ponies. Tours are typically about 2 hours long, and include interesting tidbits about the origin of the horses and the history of the Corolla area!