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Carova Beach

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Corolla, Corolla, NC
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Corolla, Corolla, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I traveled to Carova Beach 30 years ago before the nice beach homes had electricity. During storms and bad weather residents had to drive behind the large sand dunes rather than normally along the beach(no paved or dedicated road) to reach the first paved road...More

Thank Sam123787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Sun King a beautiful 9 bedroom/bath house oceanfront. the beach was just over the dune. it was great to watch the sunrise and sunset and walk the beach. we had wild horses in our yard every day except one! loved it!

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Our guide from Wild Horses Tour, Rodney, was great and took us all over to see the Spanish mustangs.

Thank Scot S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Decided not to spend $50 a person to drive by some wild horses and since we didn't have a 4x4 vehicle, the wife and I hiked up the beach to see them ourselves! We made a day of it, hiking 7.5 miles up the beach...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

No pavement, so only 4WD vehicles allowed. Home of the wild horses, so be careful and read the information about the horses before you go. Rentals available, but take what you need so you don't have to drive miles to the closest store. There is...More

Thank larryrneal2016
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We like private, quiet beaches and what a treat this vacation was. A beach house located in the Carova in the 4x4 area was perfection. These beaches are beautiful and for the most part, they aren't packed with people and tents. If you want to...More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have been with my wife to Carova Beach during the month of September over the past few years. Carova is a community that is only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles. Note that there was a forest at one point that went into the...More

Thank globalguy2016
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We loved visiting this beach because you can just pull on the beach unload and have a nice day at the beach. The horses visit at different times of the day and are a nice suprice when they show up. However please note that you...More

Thank Melisa G
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Carova beach requires some fore thought. First you need a 4x4 with the air in your tires down to 15 psi ,tow strap, jack board ,and a small shovel, Second, rent a house with a pool and decent rec-room, lots of games, pool table, etc....More

1  Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We stayed in a vacation home right on Carova Beach 7 1/2 miles from where the paved road ends. Our first stay this far north. It was not disappointing. Great views, great weather (even though there was a hurricane threat) and very quiet. if you...More

Thank Buddy W
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Marile M
27 September 2017|
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Response from UPSdude | Reviewed this property |
I would doubt it. The beach is protected due to the wild horses. I would imagine there is a restriction on the water access as well. I would check with NC Wildlife Resources Commission 888-247-6834.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Shucky O | Reviewed this property |
Hi..honestly, October can be very unpredictable on Carova Beach, but with that being said, we have never gone in October and just been plain miserable! My kids, young at the time, always played in the water. The average... More
Carol C
25 November 2016|
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Response from Abra B | Reviewed this property |
You will be happy to be out of Ohio! Pack sweatshirts, but expect beautiful weather, pool swimming. I'm extremely cold natured. I'm coming from GA, so it would be a touch chilling to be in the ocean.