The Outer Banks is one of the most beautiful areas to visit along the North Carolina shore. Whether you’re planning a summertime escape or a winter getaway, you’ll still find dozens of great things to do. The Outer Banks is the perfect destination for the entire family. With more than 100 miles of gorgeous shoreline, the Outer Banks is, of course, a go-to place for water sports and adventure. However, you can also visit one of the many lighthouses, explore the culinary scene, and shop at some of the boutique shops. There are many areas in the Outer Banks, but we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in Whalehead Beach, NC.

As you plan your vacation to the Outer Banks, don’t forget to request your copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. This is the best way to discover everything you need to know about the area. You’ll find local tips on where to eat, shop, and relax.

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Our Favorite 3 Things to Do in Whalehead Beach, NC

Climb to the Top of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The Outer Banks are abundant with beautiful lighthouses for locals and travelers to admire. But, a trip to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is one of the best things to do in Whalehead Beach, NC. Located within the historic Whalehead district, this lighthouse stands at 162 feet tall. This gorgeous structure was originally built in 1875 but was restored in 1980 by the Outer Banks Conservationist organization. It’s also one of the final lighthouse in the area that was constructed with brick, giving it a unique brick-red appearance. Now, visitors can opt to climb to the top of the tower for the best view of Corolla and the surrounding beach.

Spend a Day on the Water

When embarking on a getaway to the Outer Banks, you have to make time to visit one of the many beaches. Whalehead Beach has three miles of shoreline where visitors can spend the day lounging or opt to try out one of the many water sports offered. Travelers may want to try out anything from parasailing to jetskiing. You can also plan to take a coastal kayak tour to view the area’s natural beauty and learn more about the marine ecosystem.

Go On a Wild Horse Tour

For a unique thing to do in Whalehead Beach, NC, book a wild horse tour. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway with your sweetheart or you’ve brought the whole family along, travelers of all ages will love this experience. There are more than a handful of companies that offer tours in Corolla, but the Corolla Wild Horse Tours is one of the most unique. You’ll take a ride on a safari-style truck to the wild horse area, where you’ll be able to get an up-close look at these majestic animals. This tour is family-friendly and safe for children of all ages.

Enjoy Your Stay in a Shoreline OBX Vacation Rental

While exploring all of the best things to do in Whalehead Beach, NC, enjoy a stay in comfort at one of our Shoreline OBX vacation rentals. We have properties located throughout the Outer Banks area from Corolla to Kitty Hawk. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with a large group, we have the perfect property for you, including beachfront homes.

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