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hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

Sandusky, Ohio
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hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

My family (w/2 older teenagers) are visiting Corolla, NC in early April. We don't have a 4x4 for the beach. Is it possible just to hike (for a mile or two) to see the horses if we go to the farthest north parking area, or would we definitely need to book a 4x4 tour?

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1. Re: hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

I would say it's possible but not likely that you would see the horses so close to the access ramp. Go for the tour!

Amissville, Virginia
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2. Re: hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

I Agree with obxmaslin you might have to walk several mile to see them,they are not on the beaches all the time but back over the dunes .

Nags Head, North...
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3. Re: hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

We were up that way last week. We saw 2 horses on the dune line and 1 on the beach about a 1/4 mile off the ramp. If your family is in to hiking...I think that would be a wonderful adventure.

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4. Re: hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

Heading to Corolla tomorrow and we have a 4 wheel drive. I am trying to find recent info on how we can drive it ourselves but not having much luck. Any pointers would be much appreciated. Thank you!!

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5. Re: hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

Go to Oregon Inlet Idiots Facebook page and read the tips for driving on the beach. You do not need a permit for driving on the beach north of corolla, because the beach is the road.

AIR DOWN YOUR TIRES BEFORE GOING ON THE BEACH. and check your vehicle clearance underneath. Do read the tips, and bring cash in case you need to pay for a tow.

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6. Re: hiking to see horses in corolla,nc?

Add towstrap, shovel and board for a jack. Carova is different than most beaches, the traffic is from the high tide line down where the packed sand is and is considered "the road". The worst areas are the ramps that lead up to where the cottages are, they can be really soft. If you are driving the sand roads around Carova, do not drive through the big puddles you see. Some are so deep they will swallow the truck.

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