The wide open spaces of the 4x4 Beaches just north of Corolla provide a sense of solitude and magic to vacationers staying there. If you’re looking for things to do to fill your days during your next Outer Banks vacation...you’re in luck! Activities, restaurants, and shopping based in the nearby towns of Duck and Corolla are plentiful, including tours and adventures to take you up the 4x4.
For a peek at the few options of things to do, check out our list and look for the Twiddy Preferred badge to see our favorites.
With access to the unique landscape and rare opportunities to encounter an abundance of native wildlife, vacationing on the 4x4 Beaches is exciting on its own, but if you’re in search of a few things to do in this remote area, look no further. The tour and adventure options on the 4x4 Beaches and are plentiful, as are fishing, exploring, and relaxation opportunities. Here are a few of our team’s favorite things to do while vacationing on the beautiful 4x4 Beaches.
"Funny tour guides, along with a history of that part of the area. ”
"Only place to shop in the 4x4 . They don't have much, but they do have Tshirts, ice, and ice cream!”
"Get Corolla Pizza to go and take a drive on the beach!”
What better way to kick off your vacation than with some good food and beverages directly on the sand. THe 4x4 beaches are some of the most peaceful on the Outer Banks, so you’ll have no distractions as you catch up with friends and family.
Whether it’s a game of bocce ball, frisbee or beach volleyball, the expansive white sand beaches in 4x4 provide the perfect backdrop for a day of games with friends or family.
An infamous 4x4 pastime, searching for seashells is not difficult as you can easily find beautiful shells scattered along the sand. Since the 4x4 beaches are not commercialized, they are less trafficked and thus are the perfect place to expand your seashell collection.
Whether you’re the adventurous type who wants to fare the waves from a surfboard, or into the more relaxed experience offered by fishing, both are perfect things to do in the 4x4 beaches. Take surfing lessons in a nearby town or catch up with a local fisherman to make your experience truly memorable.
The 4x4 Beaches are made up of a 14-mile stretch of sand. If you enjoy taking long walks, watching the surf go in and out, 4x4 is the perfect place for you. Just don’t forget to look out for four-wheel-drive vehicles that are allowed to drive directly on the beach.
The 4x4 beaches give visitors the opportunity to be closer to nature, but are extremely limited in their restaurants, shopping, activities, and nightlife offerings. However, the neighboring towns are close by, so we recommend checking out things to do in these areas.