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Carova Beach

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“wild horses”(128 reviews)
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Corolla, Carova, NC
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

A beautiful beach with wild horses roaming around. you need 4 wheel drive to access this part of the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TinaB86
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Cruising to the Carolina Shore is always a peaceful trip. Of course most shops are closed for the season, but this allows for a calm and peaceful getaway. The beaches are a bit cold, but no one is there so a walk on the beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Benjamin V
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We love spending time on this beach when we visit Outer Banks. You need a 4WD truck to access it. We bring our dog and she enjoys getting in the water with us. I like that we can pack all our chairs and umbrellas and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Worktotravel52
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Took an amazing Labor Day trip with friends to Carova Beach. Not too packed and he water was perfect. Great times!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 555amilcarg
Reviewed August 21, 2018

My family and I rented a large house on the 4x4 beach in Carova. It was amazing. I was very nervous but it turned out to be a m a z i n g. If you're looking to be in the center of action, this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank fbarbos1
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to to corolla 4x4 beach and instead of a cop being helpful he cussed us out and said “why are you even here in the rain”. We were trying to get to are beach house and he insisted on telling the rest of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Tirzah M
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The wild horses are SPECTACULAR to look at! The beachhouse is just a 1 min drive away from the beach. The outside-shower was a great idea! I could go on about how they thought of anything we could POSSIBLY need. The black hornets/ wasps and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank smilenac2018
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Have stayed on the 4x4 only beach several times and never disappointed! This is an area that is accessible by 4 wheel drive only and is a good time! A few more visitors on the beaches this visit but everyone seems to be cool and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank theJeepDAD
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

If you don’t mind being away from stores and shops it’s awesome. Not really that far from anything but the beach drive in and out is challenging. Overall fun experience. Lots of room on the beach for families, being able to take vehicles on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank ScottWStrode
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Great beach to bust out the 4x4 and hit the beach. Very Long Beach access road with wild horses. Bring your beach gear and be prepared for a private day on the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from xbondgirl | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry. Im not sure
Jon S
March 27, 2018|
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Response from LT T | Reviewed this property |
Questionable depending how far back this road is....on the beach you should have no problem but when you go off the beach the sand can be unforgiving. We have had trouble in our four wheel drive truck with the loose sand and... More
Melode O
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Timothy L | Reviewed this property |
We had no trouble finding the horses among the houses behind the dunes. As another response says be careful of the water holes as some are quite deep and will swamp your vehicle. A 4wheel drive is a must. If you are... More