Things To Do

Services, Cultural Attractions, and Entertainment in nearby Corolla

Once you're settled into the relaxing serenity and natural beauty of the 4x4 beaches, you won't want to go back to civilization. But it is alive and bustling in nearby Corolla for those with an itch for some good culture, entertainment, and pampering.

Whalehead Club - photo by Nephets, Wikimedia Commons

Historic Sites in Corolla

Whalehead Club and Currituck Heritage Park - "Set on 39 pristine acres along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla, the Whalehead is a beautifully restored 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places."


Historic Corolla Village - "Located near the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Whalehead Club, and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, Corolla Village is home to restored residences that are now home to numerous quaint shops, stores, and museums. Visitors enjoy strolling through Corolla Village because it’s like taking a trip back in times to when life was much simpler…with it’s unpaved sand roads, live oaks, scrub pines, and relaxing pace."


Currituck Beach Lighthouse - "This red-brick lighthouse towers above the northern Outer Banks landscape in the historic Corolla Village. Visitors can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks."

Currituck Lighthouse, Photo by Stryker33 - Wikimedia Commons

If you like lighthouses, be sure to check out these neighboring OBX lighthouses too:

Bodie Island Lighthouse - 42 miles south of Corolla


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - 93 miles south of Corolla


Ocracoke Lighthouse - 117 miles south of Corolla, accessible by ferry

Day Spas in and around Corolla

Eden Day Spa and Salon - "Our mission is to make you beautiful and take the time to pamper you with an array of products that soothe and treat your hair and skin."


Outer Banks Massage Therapy - "We have a professional staff of skilled massage therapists who are experienced in various modalities of massage and spa services. Our spa has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and is conveniently located in the heart of Corolla."


Sanderling Spa and Salon - "With views of the appropriately tranquil Currituck Sound, its ten treatment rooms offer coastal and seasonally inspired massage, body and facial treatments. The Sanderling signature treatments draw from the unique natural resources of the Outer Banks coastline, lending a memorable coastal flavor to your spa experience."

Pirates Island Mini-Golf


Corolla Movie Bistro - "This Theater Rocks! We have three state of the art movie screens in addition to our Diner Room. We have a full ABC license with all of your favorite mixed drinks! Soda, popcorn and a arcade for the kids!!! The Diner is a blast for your favorite sporting event too. 60 inch TV's and DirectTV sports pack mean we probably have it on or can get it!"


Pirates Island - "Pirate-themed 18-hole minature golf course and arcade with waterfalls, a pirate ship, caves, skulls, and more!"


Corolla Raceway - "Corolla Raceway provides the newest Single, Double, and Jr. Go-Karts, along with Bumper Cars for the entire family. The game room features Redemption Games, Video Machines, Basketball, and Ski Ball."


Corolla Adventure Park - "Corolla Adventure Park is a giant jungle gym in the sky offering fun and challenge for the whole family.  Climbers of all skill levels can explore their limits on 66 different obstacles and 8 zip lines.  Our obstacles are arranged on 11 different circuits giving you the ability to create your own unique experience during your 2 hour climb."


Outer Banks Kayak Tours - "Coastal Kayak Touring Company was founded in 1999 with a passion for kayaking & coastal ecology. Kayaking is for anyone who wants to get on the water and explore. Within minutes, our guides will teach you the basic paddling techniques and have you kayaking like a pro. You will be hooked once you discover the ease at which a kayak maneuvers and all the pristine places it can take you."

"Before the Storm" - Megan Sadler, Local Color

Art & Music

Gayle Tiller Photography -  Gayle T. Tiller is a local professional photographer whose work has been sought after for decades. Please contact Gayle directly at to schedule a beach photo session. 


Local Color - "Painting Parties & Fine Art. The place to paint on the Outer Banks! Come uncork your inner artist in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Founded up on the belief that art is for everyone, Local Color offers painting parties for all ages and skill levels."


Dolphin Watch Gallery -  "Captures the true spirit of the Outer Banks in the beautiful original etchings, fine arts and crafts that can be found in the gallery. The Dolphin Watch Gallery opened its doors in 1993."


SunPortraits -  "Sunportraits specializes in on-site family portraits from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Richmond, Va. We are also available for weddings, special events, and studio portraits.


Live Music - Dozens of restaurants and bars in Corolla have live music events, including the ones listed in this OBX Live Music guide. Ask around at other restuarants to find out what's going on during your beach week! (Be sure you have a DD for the trek back up the 4x4 beach!)

Under the Oaks Arts Festival

Event Guide

Corolla Guide keeps a list of local Daytime Events as well as Nightlife Events (scroll down the page to see the list, or enter your beach week to see what's going on while you're in town).