Area Guide

One of the things that makes the Corolla Village Inn so special is its location. Tucked into Historic Corolla Village, the Inn is surrounded by beautiful live oaks and a small collection of shops, recreation and historical buildings. Whether it’s local art, books, food, home goods, kayaking, lighthouse views, or history, you’ll enjoy strolling through this sweet village (all under a ½ mile walk from the Inn).

Map of Historic Corolla Village

Corolla Favorites:

  1. The Whalehead Club – restored hunt club offering tours
  2. Currituck Heritage Park – public park with open space, picnic tables, sound access, and sunset views
  3. Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education – museum space and classroom
  4. Currituck Beach Lighthouse – beautiful grounds, restored keeper’s house, beautiful views from the top
  5. Corolla Schoolhouse – restored schoolhouse currently housing K-8
  6. Corolla Chapel – interdenominational services and weddings
  7. AltWood – home design and hand-crafted furniture
  8. Island Bookstore – a small independent bookstore with a fantastic selection of reading material
  9. Spry Creek – jewelry, pottery, and handmade goods
  10. Corolla Village Market – local art, goods and crafts
  11. Corolla Light Town Center – convenient shopping and dining
  12. The Juice Jar – fresh juices, smoothies, bowls, sandwiches and wraps
  13. Corolla Village BBQ – eastern NC pork bbq, chicken and ribs
  14. The Shack Coffee & Beer Garden – fun spot with coffee & pastries, plus an outdoor bar
  15. Lovie’s – salon, spa, and wellness
  16. Lorenz Fine Photography – beach, family, and wedding portraits
  17. Coastal Explorations – kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, tours and rentals
  18. Corolla Outback – wild horse tours
  19. Corolla Adventure Park – multi0level obstacle course, ziplines, axe throwing and more!
  20. Twiddy Office – Outer Banks vacation rentals and sales
  21. Persimmon Street Beach Access – private beach access for the street, no parking
  22. Corolla Village Road Beach Access – public beach access with parking and lifeguard stand
  • Atlantic Ocean – wide, white sand beaches are just a stroll away
  • Currituck Sound – the quieter side of the island, this shallow, brackish body of water is perfect for pups, kayaks, fishing and sunsets

Other local favorites outside the village:

  • Currituck Estuarine Research Reserve – great boardwalk and spur path for walking
  • Pine Island Audubon – long, wide walking paths along sheltered marshes. Great for birding
  • Northern Lights Bakery – fresh baked goods and coffee
  • Lighthouse Bagels – best bagels you’ll find here! Great donuts and sandwiches too
  • Urban Kitchen – favorite local spot for really good food
  • La Dolce Vita – delicious Italian food and extensive wine list
  • Wild Horse Tours – a variety of companies lead tours into the ‘4×4’ beaches where you’ll find the wild horses amidst the dunes and beach houses
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