The ebb and flow of the tide is part of Outer Banks living.

Those living or vacationing in the 4x4 beaches of Corolla are perhaps the most tide-dependent on the Outer Banks. For them the sand is the thoroughfare and low tide is king.

  • Shell seekers wait for the sea to retreat and leave its treasures behind.
  • Surfers have their best sessions on the incoming tide.
  • Fishermen prefer a tide running in or out with hope of catching fish while they’re feeding.
  • Swimmers should be alert to the potential for stronger rip currents when the tide is low.
  • Check Twiddy’s customized tide chart feature to find the tides for when you need them most.
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