Places to See, Things to Do
Within EASY walking distance from the house (less than 1mile):
1) You are about 4 miles south from the 4X4 beach driving access; you can drive on the beach and find the wild horses. You can choose to bring your own 4X4 or hop on the tour bus at Tim buck II shopping plaza (3/4 mile from your house). There is a fee for the tour bus, I'm not sure how much it is but it does look like fun!!
2) Timbuck II shopping plaza is a must do as well, there are paddle boat and jet ski rentals, a mini-race track and bumper car rides are there as well, during the day as early as 10:30AM smaller children can ride the junior race cars and then after 4:30 the track transitions to the bigger child/adult race cars. It is $10 per car ride. Also in Timbuck II are several Landmark Beach shops such as the “Cotton Gin” and Grey’s Beach shop. There are several excellent restaurants there as well; our favorite is the Taquera Bad Bean, really excellent Mexican food there! We also love Steamers they have a great take-out menu or you can order and sit at their picnic tables on by the sound. There is also a lovely playground in the middle of the plaza, kids love it! Don’t forget your Beach T-shirt at the Brew-Thru :O)
3) Across from the Timbuck II shopping plaza is the Monterey Shores shopping Plaza where you will find a major Grocery Store (Food Lion) and numerous restaurants and shops. Also an attraction is the Movie theatre which really does a nice job of keeping newly released and popular movies with a broad selection for younger viewers and adults. Our favorite bagel place is in Monterey Shores shopping Plaza, it is called Lighthouse Bagels- If you get a chance arrive early and get the Cinnaburst bagels, ask them to grill it, put some cream cheese on it and You WILL LOVE IT!! The French toast bagels are VERY good too, I like mine grilled with Strawberry cream cheese! ENJOY!
4) Shop at the Currituck shopping plaza, just ½ mile south of your stay
5) Go golfing or use the driving range at the Currituck Club golf course (about ½ mile of your stay)
Within 4 - 5 miles of your stay (so just a bike ride or short car drive away):
1) You have to climb the Currituck lighthouse on a clear day the view is one of the best on the East Coast!
2) Visit the Wildlife Museum it is free and the film and exhibits are interesting and educational!
3) Visit the Wild horse museum located in an old schoolhouse, nearby is the cutest public playground with swinging horses! Both the museum and the playground are a kid’s favorite! On certain days of the week the museum has children’s horse painting activities to raise money to save the Wild horses of Corolla Beach! So time well spent!
4) Visit the Corolla Library, on certain days they have special children’s time book readings with local authors!
5) Walk the Currituck Sound Trail along the Whalehead Club, and further south within Corolla Light, it is about a 3 mile walk along meandering Live Oaks, best to do this at sunset, it is unforgettable, again some of the best views on the East Coast!
6) Bring your Kayak, Jet Ski or small motor boat; there is a public dock on the Currituck Sound located at the Whalehead Club just watch for some of the shallow spots.
7) Go crabbing under the Whalehead Club ornamental bridge, lots of fun for the kids!
8) Have a picnic and play soccer, Lacrosse, or Freeze tag on the LARGE Whalehead Club Lawn!
9) See the sunrise on the ocean one morning and be sure to see the sunset on the Sound too!
10) Visit the Corolla Light Shoppes for ice cream, go skateboarding at the little skate board park there, Schedule a fishing trip at the Hardware and Sporting goods store, visit the surf shop and schedule surfing lessons, have breakfast at the Northern Lights bakery, or just shop for souvenirs in all the great beach shops!
11) Visit the shops of Historic Corolla, a great selection of pottery, antiques, garden treasures, and renovated masterpieces, this is a MUST DO!!
12) Go to the North Carolina Reserve and view the beautiful area where fresh water and ocean mix and the wildlife are very abundant in the area. Also you will go through the forest on a boardwalk. This is a particularly excellent viewpoint at sunset as well! Just walk north and you will see the parking area for the Reserve (less than 4.5 miles away).
13) The Par 3 golf course is about 3 miles north from your cottage, it is a lot of fun, and also has a little snack bar that serves reasonably priced food and beverages.
About 15 miles from “Funk-n-Treasure”:
You can also visit the quaint town of Duck- About 15 miles south of your stay, park at Scarborough Faire parking deck. Just enjoy shopping and visiting for a half day or whole day. Very cute town!
A Little more than a Walk...
Within 30 miles of your stay or further:
Kill Devil Hills
Wright Brothers National Memorial & Museum
Located on the site of the Wright Brothers' first controlled powered flight in Kill Devil Hills
Jockey's Ridge State Park is a fascinating 420-acre park and recreational area where visitors are able to explore the highest sand dunes on the entire Atlantic coast.
Roanoke Sound Estuary
Manteo is a charming coastal village and the seat of government for Dare County. Wander along quaint streets, explore unique shops and dine on the waterfront in this delightful village, located on the eastern side of Roanoke Island. From April though December, First Friday celebrations each month provide a festival-like atmosphere with entertainment and more.
One of three maritime museum sites in the state, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Manteo explores North Carolina's rich maritime history and culture.
Fort Raleigh include history and nature trails, the Waterside Theater where The Lost Colony outdoor drama is performed and the Elizabethan Gardens (only during summer months)
Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits, hands on activities and a variety of special programs,
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Island
fishing, exploring nature, camping, boating, windsurfing, hunting
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Oregon Inlet fishing center one of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard. Great place to kayak
Pea Island refuge best areas for birding and enjoying nature.
Explore (by foot or bike is best) Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Hatteras, Frisco. Very cool small beach communities with mom & pop type shops and restaurants
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Ocracoke Island- You will have to ride a ferry to view the Island
miles of clean beaches, abundant wildlife, quaint village and connection to Blackbeard
Cape Lookout Lighthouse