Blessed with 15 beaches plus multiple attractions, Corolla is one of the most popular spots in the NC Outer Banks. Spend some time here with your family, and you’ll quickly see why.
When you walk through the doors of the Whalehead Club, you’ll enter a magical world. Surrounded by all the opulence of 1920s High Society, you’ll wander through spacious rooms where corduroy-textured walls and distinctive cork-tile floors provide an impressive setting for lily-shaped Tiffany sconces and elegant Art Nouveau furnishings.
No one has the same vision for the perfect vacation. Some may picture peace, quiet, and seclusion while others may picture plenty of activities close by. Regardless of what your ideal vacation looks like, there is an Outer Banks town perfect for everyone.
Corolla, North Carolina is just one of the beautiful “towns” on this beautiful sandbar we call the Outer Banks. There’s so much to say about each part of the popular vacation destination that I couldn’t possibly fit everything about every area in one list. Not to mention, each town has its own unique features and history. Maybe you’ve been on the OBX more times than you can be bothered to count or maybe you haven’t gotten the chance just yet; either way, here are a few things about the Currituck Outer Banks area that you should know.
Greetings from the Outer Banks. We are experiencing a glorious Monday after we had a wonderful weekend of cooler than normal temperatures. This weekend temps were only in the 70’s after nearly 3 months of daily temps in the 90’s. In short – it has been a hot summer. This has been a great respite for a couple of days. Super surfin’ weather too as the waves were great.
By now you have no doubt heard that this week is the most popular viewing week for the Discovery Channel. It is Shark week on the television network, and it is the most popular week of viewing for the channel – by far. People have a real fascination with sharks.
Back in 2014 we released a blog article on how to avoid the traffic on you drive to the Outer Banks. After seeing how many people that article helped and reading everyone’s responses and tips, we’ve decided to update it. Anyone who has driven to the Outer Banks on a Saturday knows how bad the traffic can be during peak season. We’ve had reports saying the traffic was backed up 20 miles behind the Wright Memorial Bridge.
We’ve had a great few weeks of weather and festivities on the Outer Banks. Today is cooler than it has been recently, but it is expected to be in the 80 degree range for the rest of the week. A good week to go fishing!
No one has the same vision for the perfect vacation. Some may picture peace, quiet, and seclusion while others may picture plenty of activities close by. Regardless of what your ideal vacation looks like the Outer Banks has the perfect fit for everyone.
Yes, that delectable treat that has become synonymous with a visit to the Outer Banks is the star of our Memory Monday photo submission contest.
Special thanks to Jason Tucker of Sellersville, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue at the Corolla area vacation rental “Nauti and Nice” who shares his photo with us saying that after hearing about Duck Donuts for years he “finally made it” himself.
Jason reminds us that this very successful franchise (Duck Donuts claims to be the fastest growing donut shop in the country) which has taken off around the Outer Banks and has locations in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, and California among other locations that they also have a shop in Pennsylvania near where he lives.
We checked with the founder of Duck Donuts to confirm and indeed Duck donuts was started right here on the Outer Banks. Amazing story.
If you have not had the pleasure of going to Duck donuts yourself and don’t know what all the fuss is about you owe it to yourself to give it a try. There is just something about watching those little fritters being dropped into boiling grease right before your eyes, cooked while you are there, and then while the batter is freshly cooked you tell the attendant to put the toppings on while you watch. Peanut Butter, Icing, Chocolate, Coconut, Sprinkles – you name it and they will put it on the donut for you.
Thanks Jason for sending in your photo memories. We look forward to serving you again soon. I’m sure Duck donuts does as well.
All the best from the beach.