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Carova Beach

Corolla, Corolla, NC
+1 252-457-1177
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Corolla, Corolla, NC
+1 252-457-1177
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can only access it by four wheel drive and that is the only way in or out. Wild horses on beaches and private homes for rent. It us hwy12 that runs down the beach in the sand!

Thank Tonya C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go somewhere out of the way, we found it!!! If you have a 4 wheeler your in luck. Our Honda Pilot performed nicely. A great place to spend a day at the beach with no commercialism. The water was calm and many...More

Thank ottoabc
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a 4WD vehicle please continue up hwy 12 onto the soft sand. Ride up the beach all the way to the VA line and see the wild horses roam the beach. If its winter you will have most of the beach to...More

Thank Travelerx85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been vacationing here for years, traveled the world, Love this beach!!!! Thats if your into driving off road on the beach to find your beach house, set amongst dunes with wild horses, gorgeous sunsets, super relaxing days on the beach when you just drive up...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can drive along the ocean if you have a 4 wheel dr. vehicle. If you do not have 4 wheel dr. DO Not attempt.

Thank RichsK2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the wild horses!! Got to see them 3 different days while we were staying very close! We could walk from our beach through the gate onto the four-wheel-drive beach.. The highlight of my trip!

1  Thank Madonnalb69
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place the horses 🐴 are absolutely amazing.. I just wish people would follow the rules (50ft)and stay back from the horses 🐴 and please stop feeding them trying to lure them NO human food is not good for them it can cause...More

Thank whetstonedl
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Wild horses, big houses, nice beach. Just be sure you travel during low tide if you want to keep your back in place, and use a well marked entry from beach to back roads.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Carova Beach is a secluded beach with some beach houses on sand streets. It's only accessible by 4WD and is a delightful retreat. Wild Spanish Mustangs roam freely and provide many photo ops. They have been protected and do not come near people for handouts....More

Thank hokiegirl
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were here in April 2017 - so off season. we rented a jeep and drove the beach and "town" ourselves looking to see some of the wild horses. We did find a few, so were happy about that! What a great experience, had never...More

Thank cking44
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My husband and I, along with a few friends are coming to stay the first week in October, our first time to Corolla, can anyone tell me what the weather is like around that time please? I'm worried about the kids not being able to play in the ocean because it may be too cold... thanks in advance!
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
I am renting a beach house in Carova during Memorial week 2017 (5/27-6/3). Can you tell me what the weather was like during your visit? Was it warm enough to swim in the ocean (we also have a pool). Basically, was it warm considering the time of year?
25 November 2016|
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Response from YogaGirl88 | Reviewed this property |
This is the best time to go!!! Was mid to upper 80s all week!! Ocean temps are around lower 60s this time of year but it is def tolerable!!! My kids and I were in the ocean everyday😊 hope this helped and enjoy!!! Outer... More
Will it be a problem to drive a Kia, sorento awd on the beach
23 June 2016|
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Response from hokiegirl | Reviewed this property |
You WILL get stuck in a KIA! - sorry just saw this was an old post - hope you didn't take a KIA on the beach!