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Carova Beach

Corolla, Corolla, NC
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Corolla
Type: Beaches
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a very clean beach, very friendly people, beautiful scenery. Perfect for fishing, swimming or just sun bathing.

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New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful beach with no crowds and great place to spend all day. Added bonus if the horses hit the beach with you!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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215 reviews 215 reviews
87 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This beautiful beach would be more than breathtaking if it were just the beach. But to be able to take your car onto the sand, to be able to watch wild horses, and to be able to take a fun tour if you don't have a 4x4 makes this really one of the funnest beaches EVER!

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Kearny, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

loved this beach so much! loved being able to park the truck and just hang out all day. coming from NJ, where you have to pay to hit the beach, can't bring alcohol or dogs and certainly can't drive on the sand, this was a welcome change of pace! we parked the truck, my husband set up his fishing pole... More

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Manassas va
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176 reviews 176 reviews
83 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Very nice quiet beach. Just be careful driving on it. It cost nice penny to get towed. Just a nice peaceful time sitting there. Didn't see horses on the beach.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been visiting Carova beach for the past 8 years during our annual trip to Corolla, NC. This is the coolest place on earth, where you can drive your 4wd vehicle (I personally recommend a Jeep) on the beach, park and hang out for the day. It is so exciting to be that close to the water and driving... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We saw at least 30 horses all around Carova beach and we also saw some very beautiful homes there. It seemed like the horses owned this beach and only "allowed" us to visit it. There were many people riding up and down the beach (kind of scary) like it was a highway. It didn't seem to bother the horses at... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The last time we were in Carova we took a jeep tour to see the horses... this time we rented a house in the dunes, I might not ever go back to a hotel around here, amazing beaches, the wild Mustangs were magnificent and often seen strolling the beach, we watched the dolphins from our spot on the beach, even... More

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Louisville, KY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So excited that we decided to travel up the beach to see the Wild Spanish Horses of Corolla! The day was amazing & we only had to walk about 1/2 mile back into the Dunes to find about 7 horses meandering. It made my trip to OBX!

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