Corolla, NC is one of several Outer Banks vacation towns on the coast of North Carolina. A popular Outer Banks vacation destination, Corolla is nestled in between the charming village of Duck, NC and the four wheel drive only beaches of Carova. This popular Corolla, NC vacation rental community offers the best of both worlds, with luxury vacation homes and amenities, along with a simplistic and serene atmosphere. In the past 30 years, Corolla has transformed from a secluded beach community to an increasingly popular Outer Banks vacation getaway.

Corolla, NC Vacation Homes And Communities

Corolla offers luxury rental homes to traditional OBX vacation cottages. Amenities include; everything from gourmet kitchens and formal dining areas to spacious, cozy living areas, private pools, hot tubs, spacious decks and more. Many boast breath-taking sunrise or sunset views. Even the furry members of the family are included with several pet-friendly vacation homes to choose from. Corolla’s vacation homes are generally more upscale in design and offer an array of amenities for the Outer Banks vacationing family. Many homes are located in one of the 12 communities within Corolla.

Each community offers activities and amenities to appeal to every Corolla vacationer. Popular Corolla vacation communities include; Corolla LightThe Currituck ClubMonteray ShoresOcean Lakes, and Villages at the Ocean Hill. These communities offer pools, tennis courts, and other onsite activities for the entire family. Crown Point, Indian Summer, and Sealoft Village Corolla communities are conveniently located near popular Corolla shopping and dining areas. For the vacationer looking to enjoy the laid-back beach lifestyle and desire more privacy during their vacation, they will find just that in Corolla VillageEstates at Ocean HillOcean Sands, Views at Corolla Bay, Villas at Corolla Bay and Whalehead Beach.

Corolla Beach Accesses

Can’t walk out your back door and onto the sand? Like to know more about the beach accesses in Corolla? Click here to view photographs and see the amenities associated with each access.

Things To Do In Corolla, NC

Fun and adventure abound in Corolla! There is an activity or scene for every OBX vacationer in the family. Shopping, visiting a historical site like the Currituck Lighthouse, playing a round of golf, and much more. If you are looking for adventure, experience the Outer Banks via a kayak tour or take a spin on a jet ski. Take in the scenic Corolla views from above and try parasailing or hang gliding. Corolla also features some incredible award-winning restaurants not to be missed on your annual Outer Banks trip.

Corolla Beach Conditions

For up-to-date reports on beach conditions and safety tips, visit the SAFE COROLLA website. Each year from May 15 – October 1 you can receive text notifications to you phone by texting SAFECOROLLA to 888-777.

Corolla Beach Nourishment

Beach nourishment describes a process by which sediment, usually sand, that is lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from other sources; resulting in a wider and spacious beach. Learn more about beach nourishment here.

Featured Properties In Corolla

Bluetique (1709)

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  • 5
  • 4.5

Get ready for the ultimate Corolla vacation experience and make Bluetique your next Outer Banks vacation home! This 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Outer Banks rental home provides you and your family with everything you need for an amazing vacation including a private pool, rec room with arcade, community tennis access, hot tub, and more.

Happy Childhood (1712)

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  • 5
  • 3.5

Happy Childhood is a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom Corolla rental perfect for you and your family. Happy Childhood has everything you need and more for a fun-filled Outer Banks vacation including Community Tennis, Private Pool, Hot Tub, Screened Porch, Sun Deck, Covered Deck, Gas Grill, Volleyball, Picnic Table, Rec Room, Pool Table, 6 TVs, DVD Player, WiFi Internet Access, Book Library, Dishwasher, Microwave, Induction Stove with Air Fryer, Washer and Dryer, Keurig Coffee Maker, Pac-n-Play, Putting Green.

Enchantment By The Sea (1363)

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  • 6
  • 6.5

This spacious 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom Corolla rental has everything you need and more to enjoy the OBX. Located in the Whalehead Club community, you'll be centrally located near the best of Corolla. Featuring a Private Pool, Hot Tub, Ocean Views, Screened Porch, Sun Deck, Covered Deck, Gas Grill, Basketball Goal, Outside Bathroom, Rec Room and Pool Table.

Agave Roja

  • Address: 807b Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927
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  • Phone Number: (252) 453-0446
Agave Roja prides itself on serving traditional Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist. You will find a large selection of appetizers, seafood dishes and traditional Mexican meals. Each dish is prepared with unique flavor and fare. Agave Roja is more upscale than most Mexican restaurants with quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. Inside you are welcomed by a bright and lively interior, perfect for...
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Bunkers Grille And Bar

Bunkers Grille and Bar offers a casual dining experience for the whole family. Choose from a wide variety of menu items, including appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches or one of our chef's daily specials. Whether you are catching lunch while on the links or just looking for a setting for an enjoyable meal, Bunkers Grill provides an excellent atmosphere. Don't forget about the...
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Corolla Cantina Bar & Grill

  • Address: 1159c Austin Street, Corolla, NC 27979
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  • Phone Number: (252) 305-1837
Corolla Cantina Bar Grill is located in the Corolla Light Town Center, across from the Whalehead Club. Enjoy a great casual meal offering something for everyone. Featuring tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tuna steak, homemade hummus, salads and more. Breakfast is also served daily and they have an extensive list of vegetarian items. Enjoy a great casual meal from inside or out on the front...
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Corolla Light Town Center

Adventure Horse Tours, Beach Rentals, Artwork, Jewelry, Ice Cream, Kayak Rentals, Clothing, Souvenirs, NC Fishing License, Skate Park, Ribs, Seafood, Pizza, Surf boards, Jeep Rentals, Unique Gifts... and Much, Much More!!! 1109 Ocean
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Corolla Wild Horses

Where the pavement ends, north of Corolla, you may get a glimpse of the Corolla Wild Horses. These wild horses are true descendants of Spanish Mustangs and are also referred to as “Banker Horses.” Please do NOT feed these horses and take care when traveling by vehicle to avoid the horses. Please help us to protect our wild horses and report any abuse...
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Cosmo’s Pizzeria Corolla, NC

Looking for good pizza in Corolla, NC? Look no further than Cosmos Pizza.They make their dough and sauce from scratch, and top it with all fresh ingredients resulting in a delicious pizza. Centrally located in the Corolla Town Center, they are open for lunch and dinner daily serving up delicious pizza, subs and salads from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
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First Light Breakfast & Burgers

First Light Breakfast & Burgers is not your average burger joint. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, First Light is known for their hearty breakfast omelets and flavorful burgers. Don’t forget to also sample their selection of salads, sandwiches and other popular breakfast specialties. First Light has a full service bar so you can enjoy a burger and beer all in the same place.
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La Dolce Vita

Classic Italian family recipes including hand-tossed pizza, homemade sauces, bread and desserts, La Dolce Vita is a celebration of family, friends and coastal Italian cuisine. They offer nightly seasonal specials including a delectable selection of homemade desserts! Surrounded by flowers on the sound view deck, La Dolce Vita is the perfect place to watch the sun set. Handicapped-accessible with a kids’ menu, high...
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Markee Fuller Photos

Markee Fuller is a lifetime Outer Banks native with an eye for genuine moments and specializes in family, couple, engagement, and maternity photography. There's a time and a place for posing and Markee believes that's at the beginning of your Outer Banks photography session, the rest? Pure moments between you and your loved ones. Instagram: @markeefullerphotos
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Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

Live hardwood grill, great all natural and prime beef selections as well as fresh seafood and sushi. Lunch is served on the deck May-September from 12-3pm and dinner is served 7 days a week from April-October. Reservations are recommended.
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Moneysworth Rentals

From baby equipment to beach fun, Moneysworth Rentals is the best and one-stop shop for all of your OBX vacation needs! From bikes, to kayaks, beach chairs, and more, Moneysworth Beach Equipment and Linen has you covered.
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North Banks Restaurant & Raw

North Banks has been a locals’ favorite seafood establishment for over 19 years. Daily Lunch and Dinner specials feature fresh local fish and creative sauces. The Raw Bar features Steamed Shrimp, Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Seaside and Select Oysters, King Claws and Snow Crab Legs. North Banks prides themselves on preparing all sauces and dressings, hand grating their cheeses and hand cutting their...
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Steamers Restaurant

  • Address: 798-B Sunset Blvd.Corolla, NC 27927
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  • Phone Number: (252) 453-3305 & (252) 456-3305
Steamers, a beach casual take-out & eat-in restaurant in the TimBuck II Shopping Center in the heart of Corolla, has been dishing up the highest quality of steamed, grilled, and fresh fried seafood on the Outer Banks for over 20 years. Seafood lovers, meat lovers, vegetarians, and children? Their menu of steamed, grilled, and fresh fried seafood, signature items like baby back ribs...
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Sundogs Raw Bar And Grill

Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill provides the best of both worlds with a family-fun environment during the day and lively entertainment at night. For lunch and dinner, enjoy an array of appetizers, steamed seafood, sandwiches, salads and full entrees. Dine-in from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and receive half off crab legs during happy hour. Sundogs provides nightly entertainment all...
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The Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Built in 1875, The Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining “dark spot” on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry, Virginia and Bodie Island to the south. Its brick exterior was left unpainted to help distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses. The lighthouse was automated in 1939 when the U.S. Coast Guard assumed the duties of the Bureau of...
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The Oceanfront Grille At Corolla Light

The Oceanfront Grille at Corolla Light is the only oceanfront restaurant on the Outer Banks. The menu includes mixed grill, seafood, and children’s options. Dine on their outdoor deck and try their signature crabcakes. Eat, drink and enjoy the view! Serving Nightly 5 PM - Until.
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The Shack Coffee Shop & Beer And Wine Garden

The Shack Coffee Shop & Beer and Wine Garden is just what it says...a fun and eclectic coffee shop, beer and wine garden, and favorite local's hangout. They brew the freshest, locally roasted coffee and specialize in all coffee and espresso based drinks, hot or iced, blended or stirred, with flavors, sweeteners, just black, or any special way you like it...just ask! They...
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TimBuck II Shopping Center

Over 60 exciting shops, restaurants and recreation overlooking the Currituck Sound on the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina
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Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen is conveniently located next to Harris Teeter in Corolla -- right before the entrance to The Currituck Club. Not your typical beach restaurant, Urban Kitchen looks like it should be right in the middle of a busy city block with its metal bar and counter, mismatched wooden walls, and modern art. Not a very large restaurant, Urban Kitchen only offers a...
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Wave Watchers

Wave Watchers is a local beach equipment set up service that make your beach days a little more relaxed! With setup from Nags Head to Corolla, Wave Watchers features weekly tent, chair, and umbrella rentals plus so much more.
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Whalehead Club At Currituck Heritage Park

In 1922, Northern Industrialist Edward Collings Knight, Jr. and his bride Marie Louise LeBel began construction of a 21,000 sq.ft. grand residence. Its location on Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Flyway was ideal for waterfowl hunting. This historical site has been restored and is now open to the public. Offering tours daily, the park is open from dawn until dusk. The grounds feature...
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