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“wheel drive”(28 reviews)
“wild horses”(68 reviews)
“air pressure”(3 reviews)
About
Location of the only lighthouse in the state of North Carolina that is still located where it was erected.
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Corolla, NC
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+1 252-453-0877
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Pete was an awesome guide with knowledge of the history and the ability to find 30 horses, riding in the comfort of a great off road van.

7  Thank SamBarb113
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Took a wild horse group tour with the family, riding in the back of an open truck. Beach is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles. Pretty wide beach, even taking into account that it also serves as a parking lot and access road. Tour was interesting...More

8  Thank Hoo8Dat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say about a beach? Seen one, seen 'em all? Not so 'cause there's very few beaches in this area you can actually drive a vehicle on without a permit. Its pretty cool because if you choose to deflate your tires before heading...More

Thank 954judyr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks since the 60's. We have a family home in Corolla Light and go there regularly. LOVE IT!

Thank cricketeers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place, the horses, the shells, all the different fish we caught! It was so beautiful and peaceful.

Thank tabrdo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach with 4WD access. But only 4WD access do not attempt to take your AWD vehicle out here or other non 4WD vehicle. Great option to see the wild horses on your own.

Thank LeAnn L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We called several tour companies that did the wild horse tours and this company was responsive. They also gave us a generous discount for 7 people. Gator, our tour guide, was fantastic and we felt like he covered everything.

Thank Cosmopolitan760020
Reviewed 12 October 2018

going on the 4x4 beach area (carova) is a high point in our trip every time. seeing the wild horses is fantastic. great drive up, beautiful. we just love it. if you can't drive your own vehicle on the beach, take a tour. there are...More

Thank teresahensley90
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It is a truely beautiful beach. I do gotta say that it’s interesting to see people drive on the beach and not follow the guidelines.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nice and beautiful, a lot of history at this place. This is first time we visit and plan to go back for more. Many interesting place to see.

Thank FamilyGuy4X4
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I loved this beach. Bummed i didn't see any wild horses on the beach but we didn't stay at the beach very long. Loved how soft the sand was and how beautiful the water was. Great beach to spend several hours at or all day...More

Thank lynnc156
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I absolutely loved seeing the wild horses!!!!! Incredible! Beautiful beach, water, everything!!! We took a Humvee with 15 other people. :-)

Thank kstud66
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Suzy S
22 July 2018|
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Response from kennethkR9329PZ | Reviewed this property |
You can drive on the beach free of charge. Its just a guess if you see horses, either on your own or on the paid tour. But if you drive on the beach its best to have a high frame vehicle, and let some of the air out of your... More
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990micheleh
17 June 2018|
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Response from Ronald M | Reviewed this property |
For driving only, there is no cost. If you park and fish, swim or whatever it requires a parking permit from the town. $50 for 10 days. Available at the visitors center. You will not get stuck with 4WD. I saw all sizes of... More
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