Corolla, Outer Banks North Carolina

Two years ago we were searching for a beach destination close to Maryland but didn’t want to go to the normal tourist traps: Ocean City,  Maryland, Rehobeth Delaware, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Fortunately, we stumbled upon

Corolla, North Carolina on the Outer Banks (OBX).  We chose Corolla because of it’s proximity to Washington, DC; the low keyed crowds and affordable housing.


Corolla /kəˈrɑːlə/ is an unincorporated community located in Poplar Branch township, Currituck County, North Carolina along the northern Outer Banks. It has a permanent population of approximately 500 people; during the summer vacation season, the population surges into the thousands. Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, one of the seven North Carolina coastal lighthouses.

Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corolla%2C_North_Carolina 31 July 2018, sourced 3 August 2018.

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Light House Beach Corolla, North Carolina

If you are looking for an alternate destination this summer to the crowded mid-Atlantic beaches Corolla, North Carolina is the place for you and your family.

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