Have you longed for a vacation that was literally off the beaten path? When you think of getting away from it all – the phone, the TV, the news – you may be intrigued by the idea of a cabin in the mountains or a leisurely cruise. What if you prefer the beach, though, but not the thick crowds of people on the shore? Visitors who come to the Northern Outer Banks in Currituck County know where to book vacation homes, and you should know, too!
Drive up Route 12 along the Outer Banks toward Corolla, and you’ll marvel at the majestic vacation homes for rent throughout the year. Currituck County is a popular destination for reunions, beach weddings, and anybody planning a vacation with a large group from church, school, or just plain friends. What makes Currituck unique from the rest of the Outer Banks is that there are communities here reachable only by four-wheel drive access. If you truly want to hide out in a nice beach cottage or luxurious three-story home, shift gears and ride out on the sand to an unforgettable vacation.
Carova Beach, Swan Beach, and North Swan Beach are three off-road communities located north of Corolla. They border the lush, marsh areas of the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge and offer visitors and locals incredible views of the ocean. If your car or truck does not have four-wheel drive, be advised you will need to obtain use of such a vehicle if you plan to rent a home in these areas. You will negotiate beach sand to get to your vacation home, but once you’re there you may never want to leave.
The beach rentals here come equipped with all the amenities you need for a great vacation – decks and balconies, gourmet kitchens, wireless Internet, and some have pools and hot tubs. There are also a few businesses in the area – including photography services and catering – to help you make the most of your stay.
If you do decide to try Swan Beach or Carova Beach for the summer, be sure to have everything you need for an awesome vacation. With a kitchen at your disposal you can cook meals or have a caterer prepare food for you. You may be off-road, too, but you’re not far from Corolla and a number of great restaurants and stores offering snacks. Just mind how you dispose food, because the wild horses that populate the area may come around looking for a treat!
Carova Beach, Swan Beach, and North Swan Beach offer visitors the opportunity to get away from it all without charting a desert island. Come explore the opportunities for your next summer trip.