Local Attractions

Ocean Sands, located in Corolla, NC, is renowned as a top-tier vacation spot within the Outer Banks. Boasting a plethora of attractions, dining venues, water sports activities, and shopping outlets, it ensures a fulfilling experience for visitors. Adjacent to Ocean Sands lies the esteemed Currituck Club Golf Course, further enriching recreational opportunities. With its array of offerings, Corolla sets the ideal backdrop for an unforgettable Outer Banks getaway.


Shell collecting is superb along the stunning beach at the terminus of our street, conveniently devoid of any road crossings. Parking is conveniently situated adjacent to our street, granting private access to the beach. Take advantage of the amenities provided with your excellent Wild Hearts rental, including coolers, kayaks, surf and boogie boards, and beach chairs.

At Wild Hearts, you’ll be able to witness dolphins frolicking as they chase sizable schools of fish, joyfully leaping through the water. Perhaps you might even catch sight of a passing whale! Observe the pelicans engaging in their game of Follow the Leader once more! And how astonishingly swift are the little sandpipers' legs! Witnessing these exquisite wild creatures firsthand feels like a divine gift that continually leaves one in awe.

Experience the perfect sunset vistas paired with a refreshing cocktail at the Cantina right on the boardwalk, just a stone's throw away! Stretching nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound, the Duck Boardwalk offers convenient access from the Town Park and various spots within the Town's Village Commercial District. Explore 11 acres of natural splendor, featuring trails winding through the maritime forest and willow swamp, expansive green spaces, scenic soundside views, and access points to the Duck Boardwalk. This inviting pathway invites residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the area's beauty and nature, browse through upscale retail shops and eateries, or simply unwind and savor the day.

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With an abundance of activities at your fingertips, if you're seeking a change of scenery for a day and happen to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, consider heading up to Corolla to discover why the presence of the wild horse herd makes our OBX region one of the most unique properties on the Eastern Seaboard. Away from the bustling resort areas in town, our Northern Beaches provide a tranquil and serene ambiance. The "gold coast" stretch of Corolla promises an authentic oceanfront escapade. For those feeling particularly adventurous, pack a picnic lunch and venture all the way up to the Virginia border.

You'll unmistakably recognize when you've reached the border. Oddly enough, there's a fence erected, and crossing is strictly prohibited! It's shrouded in mystery why this dispute between NC and VA persists. Surprisingly, as recently as the 1980s, a casino operated right in this area. Whenever federal agents approached the beach for a raid, locals would swiftly hitch their tractors and relocate their recreational hall to the safer side. Ah, those were the days indeed.

To delve deeper into the captivating world of the beautiful wild Spanish mustangs, pay a visit to the Old Schoolhouse within the Corolla Village Museum and Gift Shop. Corolla Wild Horse Days serves as an enlightening experience, raising awareness about the cherished wild mustang horses that freely roam the four-wheel drive area of the Northern Outer Banks. Additionally, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund hosts horse painting sessions for children at their Schoolhouse Museum every Tuesday from 11 AM to 2 PM throughout the summer, weather permitting.

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Nearby Activities

  • Aquarium
  • Wright Brothers Museum
  • Golf
  • Miniature Golf
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rentals and Wall Climbing
  • Sailing and Windriders
  • Windsurfing
  • Hang Gliding, and Tandem Hang Gliding over Water
  • Go-Karting
  • Paddleboats
  • Parasailing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Aqua Cycles
  • Jet and Pontoon Boats
  • Four Wheeling
  • ATV Rentals
  • Horseback Ridding on the Beach
  • Deep-Sea and Fly-Fishing
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
  • Airplane Tours
  • Water Fowling
  • Alligator River Tours
  • Evening Bear Watch
  • Wild Horse Safaris
  • Wildlife Encounter Tours
  • Shopping
  • Movies
  • Fine Dining

Some of the great local golf courses opened to the public are listed below.

Outer Banks Golf Association
PO Box 835
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (800) 916-6244
Fax: (252) 441-8259

The Currituck Club Corolla
1 Clubhouse Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
Phone: (252) 453-9400
Fax: (252) 453-6891
Toll Free: (888) 453-9400

At The Currituck Club, Jones has brought to life his philosophy of golf course design - to create an environment for the game of golf that is challenging, fair and aesthetically pleasing, using as his canvas the type of land where golf began.

Jones produced a breathtaking layout that stretched across 6,885 yards of remarkably diverse coastal terrain, including sand dunes, wetlands, maritime forests and soundside shoreline.

Our spectacular championship course was rated one of the "10 Best New Places You Can Play" by Golf Magazine and in May of 1999 Golf Digest recognized The Currituck Club as one of the "Top 25 Courses in North Carolina."

Duck Woods Country Club
50 South Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores, North Carolina 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2609

Duck Woods Country Club is a semi-private course that opened in 1969.

"Fourteen holes wrap around and parallel the water allowing only the most accurate player to prosper."

Sea Scape Golf Links
300 Eckner Street
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2158

Advertised as only 20 minutes from Corolla (I think it is about 10 minutes farther) is Sea Scape in Kitty Hawk at mile post 2 1/2

Built on the legendary Outer Banks where the Wright Brothers flew and Blackbeard the Pirate roamed the ocean waters.

Sea Scape Golf Links is a true Scottish links-style course, situated among the windswept sand dunes native to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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