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The fun begins where the asphalt ends on this untamed stretch of Outer Banks shoreline just south of the Virginia border. A four-wheel drive vehicle and an adventurous spirit are required to explore this beach community, where there are no paved roads, no hotels or restaurants - not even a snack shop. What you’ll find is an uncomplicated, fourteen-mile expanse of wide, sandy beaches, dense maritime forests and marshy soundside coves. Home to the wild horses of Currituck County, the extraordinary possibility of catching a glimpse of these unique creatures is practically commonplace. Keep in mind, they are wild - do not approach them. County ordinance states that you may not come within 50 feet of the horses at any time. Feeding, riding and petting a wild horse is prohibited. While a wild horse sighting is always an exciting event, please remember to use caution and keep your distance- these are wild animals.
There are no paved roads in the northern Outer Banks beaches—travel is over loose sand roads and actual sand dunes. All wheel drive (AWD) vehicles are not recommended for this area due to ground clearance and traction concerns—our experience shows that AWD vehicles in this area are problematic at best. 4x4 vehicles with off-road ground clearance are recommended with reduced air pressure for beach travel. Please consult your vehicle manual and manufacturer for specific information. Twiddy & Company will not be responsible for vehicle recovery if inappropriate vehicles are used for access to the northern beaches.
For more information regarding Currituck County's rules and regulations, please contact the Currituck County Chamber of Commerce at (877) CURRITUCK or visit website.
Low tide is the best time to travel up and down the 4x4 beaches. To view a current tide chart, please click here.
There is limited space available for guests to park two-wheel drive vehicles while vacationing in the 4x4 area. Please plan accordingly. Daily parking may be available in Corolla for a fee. For rental information on 4x4 vehicles, contact: Outer Banks Chrysler - call (252) 441-1146 or visit website; Enterprise Rent-A-Car - call (252) 480-1838 or visit website.
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