Word is getting out about the best kept secret in the Outer Banks – Currituck County. Currituck is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. Beautiful, clean beaches, a high quality of life, and the perfect blend of history have made this part of the Outer Banks a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.
Though Currituck is located on the upper peninsula of North Carolina (surrounded on three sides by water and marshes) and enjoys a bit of seclusion, it is just a short drive from attractions including Virginia’s metropolitan Hampton Roads region and the more populated areas of the Outer Banks. In Currituck County, you get the best of both worlds.
Established in 1668 among the original colonies, Currituck County was one of the first areas settled in the New World. Rich, historical heritage lives on in treasured landmarks like The Whalehead Club and Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
Currituck County is a sportsman’s paradise and nature lover’s dream. Each year the County serves as host to millions of vacation travelers who come to relax on the beaches and enjoy the area’s many activities and attractions. This community’s quaint charm attracts fine restaurants and elegant boutiques.
Go for an afternoon stroll along the Currituck Outer Banks and keep an eye out for the majestic Corolla Wild Horses. These Spanish mustangs have been spotted roaming the beaches for nearly 500 years.
The Currituck waterscapes attract millions of vacationers annually, from the North River to Albemarle Sound to Currituck Sound.
Lovers of the Art Nouveau style are drawn to the restored Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park, which was built in the mid-1920s and boasts Tiffany lamps, cork-tiled floors and water lily hardware.
Daredevils, book a hang-gliding adventure at Kitty Hawk Kites, and let a certified tandem instructor fly you up 2,000 feet in the air and release you from a tow plane.
For a more solemn experience, visit the Confederate War Memorial, which honors troops who served in the Civil War. A commemorative plaque on a pink granite ball reads, “To Our Confederate Dead: 1861-1865.”