Just another perfect day at Sea Forever! Hey Look! The tide is going out. Time to go beach-combing. Which brings up the big decision of the day: When I hit the beach … Right or Left? If I go North, it is a mile of mansions, then a mile of wildlife refuges. Same to the South. Life is good when the big decision of the day does not matter.
Shelling is fantastic everywhere but between milepost 14 & 15 the kids usually find the most sand dollars. Between milepost 15 & 16 one of the Corolla wild horse herds usually stroll by & umber up onto the deserted dunes to graze. A migrating sea lion was taking a rest on our beach a few days ago. Viewing these beautiful wild creatures in person is like a present from God that never ceases to take ones breath away.
In front of us the dolphins are chasing a large school of fish and playfully jumping up through the water. Last month I was lucky enough to see a whale go by! Look the pelicans are playing follow the leader again! How can those little sandpipers legs move so fast?
Driving to town is like having your own private driveway; one side is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, guarded by an army of Sandpipers, marching in unison along the water edge. On the other side exists an estuarine nature sanctuary, on the beautiful Currituck Outer Banks in a last truly pristine area, with high sand dunes, beautiful trees and thousands of acres of Island Sanctuary.
Corolla's wild horse herd helps make our 4 wheel drive area the most unique property on the Eastern Seaboard. Away from the hustle and bustle of the in town resort areas our Northern Beaches offer a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Our "gold coast" area of Corolla offers a true oceanfront and sound experience with prestigious landmark sites.
For more information on these beautiful wild Spanish mustangs visit the Old Schoolhouse in Corolla Village museum 7 gift shop. The Corolla Wild Horse Days enlightens the awareness of the treasured wild mustang horses that roam free in the four wheel drive area of the Northern Outer Banks. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has horse painting for the children at their Schoolhouse Museum every Tuesday, 11AM-2PM, all summer, weather permitting.
Some of the first rental homes including Sea Forever you will see within 2 miles of driving off the paved road sit high on a bluff like dune with an absolutely breathtaking atmosphere overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, Corolla Lighthouse & the famous Monkey Island & can easily boast of the best views for 100 miles.
Savor the water views from every room of these unique coastal destination homes. Let unsurpassable ocean sunrises and sound sunsets mesmerize you.
If you're in the mood for a beach drive, the Virginia border is a 10-mile jaunt north. Drive carefully; the beach is visited by sea turtles, seals resting on their migration, etc. Dolphin sightings are common; whale sightings are much less common.
You will know when you've made it to the border. We can't get a straight answer as to why, but the border is fenced, and crossing is forbidden! Some kind of dispute between NC and VA? As recently as the 80s, a portable casino plied its trade right here. When the Feds came up the beach on a raid, the locals would hitch up their tractors and drag their rec. hall to the safe side. Those were the days.
Wright Brothers Museum
Bicycle Rentals and Wall Climbing
Sailing and Windriders
Hang Gliding, and Tandem Hang Gliding over Water
Jet and Pontoon Boats
Horseback Ridding on the Beach
Deep-Sea and Fly-Fishing
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Alligator River Tours
Evening Bear Watch
Wild Horse Safaris
Wildlife Encounter Tours
Some of the great local golf courses opened to the public are listed below.
Outer Banks Golf Association
PO Box 835
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (800) 916-6244
Fax: (252) 441-8259
The Currituck Club Corolla
1 Clubhouse Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
Phone: (252) 453-9400
Fax: (252) 453-6891
Toll Free: (888) 453-9400
At The Currituck Club, Jones has brought to life his philosophy of golf course design - to create an environment for the game of golf that is challenging, fair and aesthetically pleasing, using as his canvas the type of land where golf began.
Jones produced a breathtaking layout that stretched across 6,885 yards of remarkably diverse coastal terrain, including sand dunes, wetlands, maritime forests and soundside shoreline.
Our spectacular championship course was rated one of the "10 Best New Places You Can Play" by Golf Magazine and in May of 1999 Golf Digest recognized The Currituck Club as one of the "Top 25 Courses in North Carolina."
Duck Woods Country Club
50 South Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores, North Carolina 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2609
Duck Woods Country Club is a semi-private course that opened in 1969.
"Fourteen holes wrap around and parallel the water allowing only the most accurate player to prosper."
Sea Scape Golf Links
300 Eckner Street
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2158
Advertised as only 20 minutes from Corolla (I think it is about 10 minutes farther) is Sea Scape in Kitty Hawk at mile post 2 1/2
Built on the legendary Outer Banks where the Wright Brothers flew and Blackbeard the Pirate roamed the ocean waters.
Sea Scape Golf Links is a true Scottish links-style course, situated among the windswept sand dunes native to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Live Search Maps
Live Search Maps, Sunnybank compound is the second home with 3 buildings around the swimming pools.
The Weather Underground
CSA Travel Protection
Peace-of-mind travel insurance we offer.
The Red Sky Cafe
Don’t want to go out? No Problem, just call Cuisinere Wes at The Red Sky Cafe, 252-261-8646. Excellent gourmet meals in their restaurant as well. But it is much easier to stay home, relax and be served in style.
This season they will offer horse painting activities for kids on Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 11 – 2 and we will have a gentled Spanish Mustang at the Schoolhouse on Wednesdays from 11 – 2. All activities are weather permitting. The Wild Horse Museum and Mustang Store are open at the Schoolhouse from 10 – 4 Mon thru Saturday and our second museum store located in the Corolla Light Town Center is open from 10 – 6 daily from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. That location will offer children’s rainy day story hour. The phone # for the Schoolhouse is 453-8002 and the Corolla Town Center is 453-9000.
Outer Banks Wildlife Center
Click on the link and go to the bottom of the page. Click on the Outer Banks Center. Then follow the menu to see the activities and educational program calendar which offers FREE activities. You can Pre-Register by calling 252 453 0221. Sign you or your group up for Kayaking the sound, Photography, Fishing the sound, Maritime Forest Walk and many others. Call well in advance of your trip.
Duck Pier Research Station Located North of Duck the Research Pier is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Walking and guided tours Monday-Friday at 10 am only. mid June to August. Grounds restricted at other time. Call for information 252 261 6840 ext 401.
SPAS & SALONS
Spa at Corolla – “Putting the ahh in Corolla”, offering massages, facials, nail care, body treatments and hydrotherapy. 252-453-9799
The Spa at The Sanderling Inn
Massage therapy, skin and nail care available. Located in a serene and calming environment. 252.261.4111
Eden Day Spa
Complete skin, hair and nail care. Located both in the Village of Duck 252.255.0711 and Corolla 252.453.0712
The Blue Point
MY FAVORITE RESTURANT along with Red Sky Cafe and the Roadhouse is The Blue Point. Fabulous southern food prepared with flair! A small, busy atmosphere, which overlooks the Albemarle Sound in Duck. These 2 guys introduced “a fine dining experience” to the Outer Banks. 252.261.8090
Nags Head, 158 Hwy. 158, Milepost 14. 252-441-8611
Neat Places to visit on your way to the Outer Banks
Newport News – The History of America
Experience the OCEAN, the SHIPS, the WARS and the HISTORY OF AMERICA.
Great site for information on all the towns, activities and ferry schedules.