At the top of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is Corolla. It’s known for its breathtaking beauty and its heard of feral Spanish Mustangs that roam the towns northernmost beaches.

I had been wanting to take an epic Outer Banks road trip ever since we moved to North Carolina two and half years ago. I finally got myself together and we started our road trip in the beginning of June. (Which was an absolutely perfect time to visit, by the way) We started in the north and worked our way south.

The Outer Banks have turned out to be our favorite road trip destination to date, and after exploring the area extensively, I’m excited to give you this comprehensive list of 70+ things to do in the beautiful beach town of Corolla, North Carolina.

70+ Things To In Corolla

Currituck lighthouse
1. See the Currituck Lighthouse
2. Rent a golf cart and drive it around the town
3. Grab a bagel from Lighthouse Bagels
4. Go skydiving at Skydive OBX
5. Drive thru the Brew Thru
6. Shop at the Ocean Drive Beachwear
7. Take a kayak tour around Corolla
8. Visit Life on a Sandbar
sandcastle on the beach
9. Build a sandcastle on the beach
10. Eat lunch outside at the Corolla Cantina (our fave!)
11. Be adventurous and try parasailing
12. Go Stand Up Paddleboarding
13. Take a sunset cruise off of the Corolla coast
14. Buy a souvenir from Farmers Daughter Gifts
15. Rainy day? Go to Corolla Movie & Bistro
16. Try Corolla style corn chowder at Mama Easley’s
Whalehead Club
17. Visit the Whalehead Club
18. Corolla Watersports
19. Grab breakfast from Duck Donuts
20. Get you night time necessities from Corolla Wine & Cigar
21. Take a wild horse tour
22. Join a Segway Safari
23. Rent a kayak and paddle at your own pace
24. Join a Chartered Fishing trip
25. Fuel your body with a smoothie from Island Smoothie
26. Taste delicious seafood from the Bluewater Seafood Market
27. Collect seashells on Corolla’s beautiful beaches
28. Visit Salt Coast Outfitters
29. Have dinner at Fat Crabs Rib Company & Seafood Shack
beach photoshoot
30. Have a beach photoshoot
31. Go to the Bonito Street Public Beach
32. Go hiking in the Currituck Banks Reserve
33. Have fun at the Corolla Raceway
34. Visit the Corolla Wild Horse Museum
35. Enjoy some Putt Putt golfing at Pirates Island
36. Play pool and eat delicious food overlooking the water at The Oceanfront Grille
37. Go kiteboarding
38. Buy beach home decor from The Cottage Shop
39. Take surf lessons
40. Read a book on the beach
41. Dig into shrimp tacos at Sundogs Raw Bar & Grill
42. Visit the Corolla Surf Shop
43. Take a tour with Corolla Outback Adventures
44. Walk through the Corolla Surfing Museum
45. Visit the Shad Street Public Beach
Corolla’s wild horses
46. Look for wild horses in the Currituck Banks Reserve
47. Drive your own 4×4 vehicle onto the beach where the NC 12 road ends & turns to beach
48. Don’t have a 4×4, rent a jeep from Corolla Jeep Adventures
49. Go skim boarding
50. Buy a souvenir from Corolla’s Super Wings
51. Get a taste of Italy at La Dolce Vita
52. Visit Currituck Beach
53. Join a yoga session at Soulshine Yoga
54. Visit Historic Corolla Park
55. Buy souvenirs from Currituck Beach Lighthouse Museum Shop
56. Rent a bike to ride around town
57. Grab lunch from Low Tide Bar & Grill
58. Visit Albacore Public Beach
59. Rent a jet Ski or Wave Runner
60. Go to Mrs. Kitty’s Olde Time Photos & Gifts
61. Visit Kitty Hawk Kites in the Timbuck II shopping center
62. Rent a pontoon
63. Visit Corolla Beach
64. Have fun at Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars
65. Hungry for Mexican food, try Agave Roja
66. Buy a bottle of win, or two.. from The Cotton Gin
67. Taste delicious ice creams from The Chill Spot
68. Rent a paddle boat
69. Grab a slice from Corolla Pizza & Deli
70. Enjoy some Surf n’ Turf from Mike Dianna’s Grill Room
71. Hike the Currituck Banks National Estuary Access Trail

I hope this list helps you plan an awesome trip to Corolla where you will make memories that will last a lifetime. Our time there is something we won’t soon forget.

If you have any questions about the area, leave them in the comments below and I’ll answer them the best I can.

Happy Traveling!

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