The Outer Banks and area around Corolla NC boast quite a riveting history. The Outer Banks has the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because over 1,000 ships have sunk in the waters since records began in 1526. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built in 1794 in response to the danger in the area made evident by the many sunken ships. Pirate ships, Civil War era ships, WWII vessels including submarines, and modern seacrafts are all types of ships that perished as a result of a violent North Carolina coast. The Graveyard of the Atlantic is a popular tourist destination for visitors staying by at Nags Head vacation rentals and OBX vacation rentals.
Those staying in Corolla nc rentals and Outer banks rentals can enjoy many attactions including a horse safari, a visit to the Whalehead house museum, a walk on the CAMA Sound Boardwalk, or a stay at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Furthermore, Corolla NC offers a dolphin watch gallery, the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and the Village Garden.
At the turn of the 20th century, Wilbur and Orville Wright experimented with aircraft at Kitty Hawk because the area was so desolate and solitary. There was plenty of open space to practice gliding and controlling an aircraft. While the year round population is only about 500, the summer population can climb upwards of 50,000, due largely to the many rental homes in the area. A trip to Corolla NC offers a variety of history and activities.