A Brief History of Carova Beach
In the 1500s, Spanish explorers, led by Lucas Vasquez de Allyon, came to modern-day Carova Beach and were forced to abandon their Spanish mustangs due to pugnacious natives. These wild Spanish mustangs still roam the 4×4 beaches today. By the 1660s, a small group of settlers began to inhabit the region. After a few centuries of stagnant population growth, Currituck finally experienced growth with the establishment of five Life Saving Stations: Wash Woods, Penny’s Hill, Poyner Hill, Seagull, and Whalehead which brought new inhabitants and servicemen to the area.
Fun Fact: The Twiddy family purchased the Wash Woods Lifesaving Station in 1988 and restored it!