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Carova Beach

Corolla, Corolla, NC
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Corolla
Type: Beaches
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is top on my list. What an experience to see Wild horses on the beach. The remoteness of this beach and the million dollar homes is amazing. No roads, only 4 wheel vehicles allowed. It was amazing!

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I drove several times up the beach to Carova Beach during our trip to OBX. Each time, I was amazed at the remoteness. How many places exist where you can have multi-million dollar homes without a paved road in sight? It's a crazy place, to be sure. My kids loved seeing the wild horses, and I appreciated seeing "towns" without... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Let's just say the pictures we take on the 4x4 beach help get us through the Ohio winters! What an amazing place.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband drove our 4x4 up the beach to Carova yesterday. Beautiful scenery of pure nature all around. No tourist shops, no gas stations, no McDonalds. Feels as remote as a desert island but so close to civilization. We saw three wild horses in the dunes. They played and ate for awhile until a family decided to walk on the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely place..... everyone should see this place..... horses are gorgeous.... I would go here again.....

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you like not being able to put up beach umbrellas, sitting where you want and constantly being harassed by the sheriffs dept then this is the place for you. Will never come back

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Clover, SC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We drove in our Hyundai all the way until we saw the sand. I hope to come back one day with my Tacoma and get to really experience this place. The drive up to this point is beautiful and there a tons of 4x4‘s heading out on the beach.

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Friendswood, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Make no mistake, Carova Beach is beautiful - the dunes, the water, the beach road, and the houses. It is also somewhat remote in that you definitely need 4wd. It's actually a legal requirement to drive on the beach. You'll need it, too; we saw several cars stuck in the sand, most WITH 4wd. It is also remote in that... More

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were surprised on how remote this area is yet so many people were there. You can only get there by 4 wheel drive but, well worth the effort if you do. Very clean beaches for miles. People were cooking out, sunbathing, swimming and playing beach sports. We only knew about it because of the wild hourse tour. Not crowded... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There isn't a more beautiful beach! The water is amazing. The wild life is stunning! This is definitely one for the bucket list!

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