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Corolla, North Carolina: A Water Wonderland

by Jennifer Weiss

Known for its beautiful beaches and upscale atmosphere, Corolla is the ideal vacation destination for anyone who wants to truly getaway from it all and relax in an environment that is miles beyond the ordinary. For a summer retreat filled with distinct Outer Banks flavor and none of the commercial influences of home, set your compass for stunning Corolla, North Carolina.

With peak tourist season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, most individuals come to this vacation wonderland seeking plenty of fun in the sun along the shore of a pristine beach. Corolla's beaches are known for being some of the best in the entire Outer Banks, and if you are searching for wide, vast expanses of fine sand that gently slope into the warm waters of the Atlantic, then you have certainly come to the right place. No matter what kind of outdoor adventure suits your style, whether it be surfing, swimming, jet skiing, boating, or water skiing, you can find the perfect jumping off point along a gorgeous stretch of sand in Corolla.

As one of the most popular activities during any Corolla excursion, a journey aboard a fishing charter should be at the top of every itinerary. Choose from offshore fishing trips in search of wahoo, tuna, dolphin, and marlin or set your sights on the likes of cobia, albacore, amberjack, and numerous other species with a High Adventure Big Game fishing expedition from Corolla Bait & Tackle. Want to take your kids out on the water? You can find two-hour fishing trips aboard a pontoon boat for a relaxing introduction that will certainly please adults and children alike.

While water outings are certainly a large part of a Corolla vacation, landlocked attractions such as the Currituck Beach Lighthouse are a must-see on any trip. Visitors can climb to the top of this red-bricked wonder for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, and the Currituck Outer Banks in addition to learning more about coastal lighthouses, the Currituck Beach keepers, and the Fresnel lens. Be sure to stop by the museum-quality exhibits on your way up or down, they are located at the base and on the first two flights, for a well-rounded and informative day.

Another favorite among visitors to the area, the Whalehead Club, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a historic museum that rests along the banks of Currituck Sound. Visitors can learn more about the first owners, the architecture of the house, the history of Corolla and the northern Outer Banks, and the restoration of the home on a guided tour that is led by a knowledgeable local. There are also specialty tours such as a Children's Tour and a Ghost Tour that are occasionally available, so be sure to check beforehand if these are of interest to you.

Whether you want to head out on an ATV tour in search of Corolla's renowned wild horses or stroll the boardwalk at the Currituck Heritage Park, a vacation rental makes it easy to enjoy all of the wonderful attractions of the Outer Banks. You can find a wide selection of Corolla rentals located near the beach and within walking distance of many of the activities you have on your itinerary. Enjoy all of the comforts and amenities of home during your stay in a comfortable, cozy, and convenient vacation rental located along the shores of the Atlantic.

Corolla has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable waterfront vacation in the picturesque Outer Banks. To experience the true nature of this luxurious retreat, consider seaside Corolla vacation rentals that provide some of the most spectacular views of the water and allow easy access to everything you have planned during your dream family getaway.

About the Author has the most comprehensive selection of vacation rental homes on the Internet. For an alternative lodging option, consider Corolla vacation rentals for your next trip to North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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