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Carova Beach

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Address: Corolla, Corolla, NC
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Favorite part of our week vacation

During our week vacation in OBX, we took a day trip here. Reminded me of the midwest with the sand dunes and the beaches. Great place for a picnic lunch. Loved seeing the wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a beautiful beach, nice to see the wild horses and the landscaping was nice, even the beach house was beautiful. But beware it seems like they are all about making money from the tow company to the fire squad people. You most definitely need 4wd. They should pave the dunes down some b/c the sand on those was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

During our week vacation in OBX, we took a day trip here. Reminded me of the midwest with the sand dunes and the beaches. Great place for a picnic lunch. Loved seeing the wild horses & the drive on the beach. Although it is busy with people coming & going, its worth the trip. NOTE: You will need a 4... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We recently took a family vacation to Corova Beach for our 1st trip to OBX. We rented a house about 9.5 miles from where "the paved road ends" and were a little concerned about getting stuck in the sand at high tide. My husband has a 4WD truck and we are used to driving in bad conditions where we live,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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197 reviews 197 reviews
25 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a 4 wheel drive vehicle so we took the tour ourselves..able to take our time and enjoy a slow ride down the beach. We saw a couple of wild horses, beautiful sand dunes, a ton of shore birds and some beautiful homes. I would certainly do this again and highly recommend..however you need 4 wheel drive as it... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We took a guided tour of this beach. The spent 3.5 hours with our group and we had 7 different opportunies to horses. Three of which were postcard perfect. We had a delightful time.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One of things I miss most since my family moved to the west coast is visiting the Outer Banks every summer and renting a large house on the four wheel drive beaces in North Carolina. Over the years we have rented from Swan Beach to all the way on Carova Beach by the Virgina border. If you are looking for... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great place to go for a daytrip.If you take a wild horse tour,you get to see the wild mustangs and familys close enough to get pictures.There are so many new,beautiful homes and old ones as well.We drove our four wheel drive truck a few miles on the sand up in Carova.It was a very exciting experience!

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Worthington, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Although the wild horses are fun for kids to see, that is the only thing about this area that is good for kids. No one obeys the speed limit on the beach. I'm surprised that no one has been hurt yet. We ended up taking the grandkids behind the house to play and hardly spent any time by the ocean.

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Prince George
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great place for the family to drive out to and see the Wild Horses. We have driven up the beach twice and both times have had the pleasure of seeing horses!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been to every corner of the obx. Carova is the absolute worst. The idea of it is great. Drive on the beach to your quiet house with horses, but it's not like that. Its more like a beach turned into an off raid park. Nobody drives the speed limit and there are not designated traffic lanes. Trucks everywhere... More 

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