Carova - 4WD Beaches

Get Away from it All on the Beaches of Carova
Carova NC Rentals
The draw of Carova begins with its rugged beauty and isolation. You will need a 4WD vehicle to access these homes.

New for 2019: Beachgoers who wish to park on Currituck County’s 4-wheel drive beach during the summer are required to have a county-issued beach parking permit displayed on their motor vehicle. The permit system will be effective from Friday, May 24th until Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

All vehicles that wish to park on the 4×4 beaches MUST purchase and obtain a Currituck County Beach Parking Permit. These permits will be available for purchase from the Tourism Department on a 10-Day temporary or seasonal basis. Fees will be $50 for a 10-day parking pass (valid for 10 consecutive days) and $150 for a Seasonal pass. The ONLY way to receive your permit(s) is to visit one of the centers. The county will not mail permits. Please visit https://co.currituck.nc.us/beach-parking/ for more information and to apply for your permit.

Carova Beach, the Northern-most area of North Carolina's Outer Banks, is only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle. There are no paved roads that access the residential and vacation properties that dot the beaches in this area, and there is no commercial development. Without convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores or light pollution, residents and vacationers are truly able to enjoy the natural beauty of the sounds, smells and sights of the Outer Banks while vacationing here.

The name "Carova" stems from the two words, Carolina and Virginia. While the name itself may sound funny, the beaches in this area are some of the most untouched and remote surroundings along the Outer Banks. In addition to its lush scenery, Carova and its communities are also home to North Carolina's official state horse, the Banker Ponies, or, Wild Spanish Mustangs. The Wild Spanish Mustangs of Carova and Corolla have inhabited this small northern area for over 400 years. Living amongst the sand dunes and maritime forest, it is common, while vacationing in Carova and Corolla, to see these animals playing in the surf, sun bathing, feeding on native grasses, and caring for their foals. As these horses are wild, for your protection as well as their own, there remains an ordinance in place to keep at least 50-feet away from them at all times.

Carova vacation rentals offered by Sun Realty range in size and price; because there are no condominium complexes built in this area, the smallest properties that Sun Realty offers on the beaches of Carova start at three-bedrooms. From there, our inventory expands and we are proud to represent homes in the northern beaches that offer up to nine-bedrooms. All vacation homes offered by Sun Realty in Carova are equipped with fully-stocked kitchens and house necessities. 

A four-wheel-drive vehicle is necessary to access Carova, even if you are just driving through for the day. Access to the homes and the beach communities within Carova are done so solely by a vehicle that has 4WD capabilities. Unfortunately, an all-wheel-drive vehicle will get stuck in the sand. Should you need further information regarding driving on the beach in Carova and its communities, please read this important information, or contact one of our knowledgeable locals at Sun Realty's Corolla office. 

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This D.E.R.N. House CV-51

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Oceanside
Carova
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Ocean view, Pets, Hot Tub

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Atlantic Alley CV-60

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Oceanside
Carova
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Ocean view, Pets, Hot Tub

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Vista Al Mar CV-68

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Oceanside
Carova
3 Beds, 2 ½ Baths
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Shifting Sands SWB-14

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Oceanside
Carova
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Ocean view, Pets, Linens

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Casa Bonita SWB-22

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Oceanside
Carova
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Ocean view, Hot Tub

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Memory Daze SWB-34

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Semi Ocean Front
Carova
6 Beds, 6 & 2 ½ Baths
Ocean view, Pool, Pets

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