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How crowded are the beaches near Corolla Light?

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How crowded are the beaches near Corolla Light?

Our family normally stays in Pine Island. This year we booked a house called Downtime near the beach in Corolla Light. The house info says Whalehead Beach, but we are on Lighthouse Rd. almost across from Corolla Light sports Center at 1026 Ocean Trail. Does anyone know how crowded those beaches get over 4th of July?

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1. Re: How crowded are the beaches near Corolla Light?

Crowded is a relative term. What is crowded for the OBX is way different than what the NJ Shore calls crowded or what Va Beach or Myrtle calls crowded. In my opinion there are no beaches here as crowded as those. There are no big hotels or condos there so you won't have many more people than what you are use to at Pine Island, more but not that much more.

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2. Re: How crowded are the beaches near Corolla Light?

A friend of mine stayed in corolla light in july once but hated the beach crowd. Everyday, he'd drive his family down the beach a mile to get away from it. It's all a matter of perspective as to what's crowded.

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3. Re: How crowded are the beaches near Corolla Light?

OBX is crowded everywhere on July 4th, one of the busiest weeks second to memorial day. There's a good reason too...

Corolla - Whalehead Club,

Kill Devil Hills - Avalon Fishing Pier,

Nags Head - Nags Head Fishing Pier

Manteo - Manteo Waterfront all have fireworks shows this year. It can take up to 5 hours of traffic to reach Corolla from the bridge. Consider Ocean hill or Buck island rather than corolla light. Remember to arrive early around 5 to 6 am on Saturday or rent a house with Friday checkin.

Edited: 27 March 2018, 11:49
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