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Carova Beach

Corolla, Corolla, NC
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Corolla
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place is awful. Too many people on the beach. Our fishing poles got ran over by some redneck in a jacked up old truck. My kids got yelled at by some fake horse police people. We heard coyotes at night and saw big wild pigs running around peoples yards. Yes, the horses are cool, but one peed and pooped... More 

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Baldwin, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The horses were beautiful. You MUST have 4 wheel drive and should take a shovel - we saw a lot of folks get stuck even with 4 wheel drive.

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We took my husband's 4 wheel drive Tahoe out on the beach. We have never had the chance before and I wanted to see the wild horses and did we get lucky. 1/4 mile out the beach there were 3 grazing along the dunes. Then we drove another 5 miles out along the ocean. We did play it safe and... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Beautiful beach! Only accessible by 4x4 vehicle. Wild horse country. The horses do at times frolic in the surf. Missed it this time, but have added it to my "Bucket List."

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did not opt to drive through this beach--we walked from a parking lot with 6 kids. Yes, call us crazy, but it's do-able. And lucky for us, the wild horses had migrated our direction so we didn't have to walk too far. The sand dunes were beautiful and the horses were exciting to see right on the beach.

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Port Jervis, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A beach you can drive on if you have a four wheel drive, don't try it without. Let 20 lbs of pressure out of all your tires & drive on the beach. You may see the wild ponies but don't stop, or go near them. They are protected & need to be safe from your vehicle. The beach is beautiful... More 

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FromBuffalo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The drive to the place is great. The solitude is fantastic. It's likely you'll see some of the wild horses. 'Big deal...

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Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful beach. Really cool that you drive through the sand, but drivers should be knowledgeable about whether their vehicle/driving skills are appropriate. We saw a few people get stuck and need a tow/help.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This stretch of beach is only accessible in a vehicle prepared for off-road use. The beach is beautiful, wide enough for vehicles to park, and more than enough room to roam. It is relatively close to stores, but it's quite an adventure getting from here to there.

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