Things To Do in Corolla, NC

Looking for something to do beyond the beach? The recreation scene in Corolla NC tends to focus mostly on beautiful Mother Nature, as should any respectable Outer Banks thing to do. One of the most popular things to do in Corolla, NC, is to take a tour to see the Corolla wild horses in their natural habitats. Among the other things to do in Corolla, NC, going on a kayak outing to discover a backwaters perspective of this area’s natural wonders. This quiet, unhurried venture settles to soul and is a great way to feel relaxed and active all at once. As with all recreational activities in the Outer Banks, fishing is huge here, so much so that you’ll see an entire section devoted to that addictive activity. However you don't have to be an avid outdoorsman or woman to enjoy things to do in Corolla, NC. Taking a step into the past by exploring the historic village of Corolla, NC, and marveling at the breathtaking views from the lighthouse are more than satisfying way to experience the area.

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But if you have your shoes all laced up and are ready for some real action, other things to do in Corolla, NC, include first-rate tennis courts and a fitness center, screaming go-carts, an 18-hole links course, a climbing wall, Segway tours, miniature 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 thing to do is surfing or nightlife (though some would argue it’s actually shopping), but either persuasion is sufficiently supported here. Surf shops provide advice, lessons and gear. And, while the Corolla, NC, 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.

 

Things to Do in Corolla, NC, by Location or Category

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-4939

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality... read more

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors... read more

Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
500 Hunt Club Drive, Corolla
(252) 453-9612

The Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center offers restrooms plus all the visitor information and assistance you'll need for a trip to Corolla and its surrounding areas. You'll find it on the west side of N.C. Highway 12 on the south end of the Currituck Club; if heading north, start looking for it on the left after you pass the Hampton Inn.

Currituck County also operates... read more

The Currituck Outer Banks Visitors Center offers restrooms plus all the visitor information and assistance... read more

Just For the Beach Rentals

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
501 Old Stoney Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9388
1177 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 299-5854
1006 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-9480
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106
General toll free
(866) 629-7368

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, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785-L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
1149 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies

(252) 715-1295

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in renting regular golf carts (street-allowed) and street-legal golf carts (LSVs) for a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the Outer Banks. Their four- and six-passenger golf carts can be driven within your community, while their four- and six-passenger LSVs can be driven on any road with a speed limit of 35 mph or slower, and all their vehicles can... read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in renting regular golf carts (street-allowed) and street-legal golf carts... read more

Whalehead

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1100 Club Road, Historic Corolla, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the more than 21,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to... read more

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed... read more