Known for its expansive, gorgeous beaches, as well as exquisite restaurants and unique shops, the Corolla Beach is one of America’s premier vacation destinations. Corolla Beach vacation rentals provide you with a cozy space that you’d expect from any home away from home. Vacation rentals abound in the Corolla Beach area, as well as in surrounding Outer Banks points of interest such as Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Duck, and Kill Devil Hills. Whether you want to read a book while sunbathing on the beach, enjoy a waterfront seafood dinner, or go on a jet skiing adventure, you won’t be disappointed at Corolla Beach. Here are nine of the best kid-friendly attractions in the Corolla Beach area.
1. Currituck Beach
Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? Currituck Beach is Corolla’s best beach, featuring miles of white sand and waves that are a blast for surfing or swimming while remaining mild enough for the younger kids. Enjoy a leisurely stroll by the water, and then stop by one of the beach’s fantastic restaurants for local, fresh-caught seafood. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful wild horses that roam the area’s beaches freely. While you’re in the area, stop by the Currituck Beach Lighthouse to explore the museum and climb the tower.
2. Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars
Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars is one of the area’s most fun attractions for the young and the young at heart. Tee off at the huge 27-hole Corolla-themed miniature golf course, and then enjoy bumping and spinning on the Spin Zone bumper cars. Both facilities in the region offer refreshments, including ice cream. If your kids love arcades, visit the Corolla Light Town Center location.
3. Corolla Surf Shop
While you’re in the Outer Banks, why not take some surfing lessons? Kids, teens, and adults will all have a blast cruising the waves. During the introductory lesson, you and your children can learn important skills, including water safety, paddling, catching a wave, popping-up (standing up), and balance. The instructors are CPR-trained professionals with years of experience, and the shop provides rental surfboards if you don’t have your own. If you’re just feeling extra adventurous, kiteboarding lessons are available on days with appropriate wind conditions.
4. Hummer Adventure Tours
What better way to experience all that the Outer Banks have to offer than in a modified Hummer? Pack your camera, and head out for an adventure in a rugged all-terrain vehicle. These crazy vehicles fit up to 13 people, with seatbelts and restraint systems to keep the kids securely in place. Enjoy a cruise down the area’s vehicle-friendly beaches, and then explore scenic maritime forest trails and dune trails. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to drive alongside running wild horses!
5. Corolla Raceway
Corolla Raceway is a great place for the whole family to have a blast. The main attraction is the long go-kart track, where you can select single or double go-karts. Junior go-karts are available for younger racers. After you’re done cruising around the huge track, head over to the bumper cars to bounce around for a while. The facility also boasts a great game room, complete with basketball and skeeball machines, as well as video arcades.
6. Estuarine Nature Walk
The Corolla Beach area is known for its unspoiled natural beauty. The Estuarine Nature Walk wends its way through a wildlife preserve. Enjoy a leisurely hike, or rent a Jeep to explore the rural area, go bird-watching, or find a serene fishing spot. The area is home to a wide range of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, as well as a tremendous array of gorgeous plant life.
7. Carova Beach
One of the Outer Banks’ most unique features is that you can drive on some of the beaches in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Carova Beach is one of those beaches. If you don’t have an all-terrain vehicle, plenty are available for rental nearby. Enjoy a scenic cruise, and then park and tailgate while you enjoy the sight of the gorgeous white sands and lapping crystalline waves. Carova Beach is another popular destination for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the Outer Banks’ famous wild horses.
8. Corolla Water Sports
If you’re in the mood for an aquatic adventure, head to Corolla Water Sports, Corolla Beach’s best spot to rent kayaks, boats, paddle boards, and other water equipment. Zip along the ocean shoreline in a wave runner, or take the kids out for a relaxing ride on the lake in a massive pontoon boat, If you want to catch dinner for the family, Corolla Water Sports also offers guided fishing and crabbing trips. Before you hit the water, enjoy a round of mini golf at the shop’s course.
9. Corolla Adventure Park
Corolla Adventure Park is a huge aerial playground/jungle gym that offers fun for visitors of all ability levels, ages 5 and older. The structure includes three levels, nine courses, over 60 obstacles, and many zip lines. It’s a fantastic place to get some exercise while having a good time. Tickets include harnesses, gloves, and helmets, and the course has been carefully designed with visitor safety in mind.
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