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Carova lies north of Corolla on the Outer Banks near the Virginia state line, and is considered "the final frontier" in Currituck County. The name "Carova" comes from its' close proximity to both North Carolina and Virginia. Vast stretches of undeveloped barrier beaches are found here, and the area has been described as "one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast," by USA Weekend. A few families do live here year round, but mostly it's vacation homes and vacation rentals, and development is likely to always be limited because there is no paved road to Carova. Highway 12, which runs along the Outer Banks from Ocracoke to Corolla, comes to an abrupt end just north of Corolla. From there, it's a four-wheel drive enthusiasts paradise, where you'll see nothing except preserved maritime woods and wetlands, white sandy beaches, wild horses, old Coast Guard stations and vacation cottages. The houses are mostly nestled in the woods, and a series of dirt roads behind the sand dune line gives residents access to the homes. To the north of Carova is a fence that runs from the sound to the ocean and marks the Virginia border. On the Virginia side of the fence lies False Cape State Park and Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, where hiking and camping are available. The Currituck Banks Estuarine Reserve is on the south end of this stretch of land, and the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge encompasses about 4,000 acres of land on the Currituck Banks. Vacationing in Carova is a chance to experience an untouched barrier island environment - a place to definitely get away from it all.

Surrounding areas: Corolla, North Carolina (6.3 mi), Sanderling, North Carolina (18.2 mi), Duck, North Carolina (21.5 mi), Point Harbor, North Carolina (27.2 mi), Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (29.2 mi), Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (33.0 mi), Nags Head, North Carolina (37.7 mi)

Carova Vacation Rentals

Carova Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn & Suites333 Audubon DrCorolla, NC6.3 mi.(252) 453-6565
Sanderling Inn & Resort1461 Duck RdKitty Hawk, NC18.9 mi.(919) 261-4111
Culpepper Inn609 West Main StElizabeth City, NC23.8 mi.(252) 335-9235
Comfort Inn Of Elizabeth City306 S Hughes BlvdElizabeth City, NC24.5 mi.(252) 338-8900
Hampton Inn402 Halstead BlvdElizabeth City, NC24.9 mi.(252) 333-1800
Microtel Inn & Suites848 Halstead BlvdElizabeth City, NC24.9 mi.(252) 331-7751
Quality Inn522 S Hughes BlvdElizabeth City, NC25.0 mi.(252) 338-3951
Ramada Inn On The Beach615 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.4 mi.(757) 425-7800
Turtle Cay Resort And Villas601 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.4 mi.(757) 437-5565
Clarion Beach Quarters Resort501 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.6 mi.(757) 422-3186
Ocean Key & Atrium Resorts424 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.6 mi.(757) 425-2200
Ocean Key Resort0424 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.6 mi.(757) 425-2200
Schooner Inn215 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.8 mi.(757) 425-5222
Best Western Beach Quarters Inn300 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA25.9 mi.(757) 437-1200
Quality Inn & Suites Oceanfront705 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.1 mi.(757) 428-8935
Barclay Towers Hotel809 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.2 mi.(757) 491-2700
Days Inn1000 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.3 mi.(757) 428-6141
Rodeway Inn1005 Pacific AveVirginia Beach, VA26.3 mi.(757) 428-3462
Best Western Oceanfront1101 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.4 mi.(757) 422-5000
Comfort Inn Lynnhaven804 Lynnhaven PkwyVirginia Beach, VA26.5 mi.(757) 427-5500
New Castle Motel1203 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.5 mi.(757) 428-3981
Surfside Oceanfront Inn & Suites1211 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.5 mi.(800) 437-2497
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort Hotel1307 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.6 mi.(800) 233-0131
Boardwalk Resort Hotels And Villas1601 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.7 mi.(757) 213-3099
Breakers Resort1503 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.7 mi.(804) 428-1821
Hilton Garden Inn5353 N Virginia Dare TrlKitty Hawk, NC26.8 mi.(252) 261-1290
The Dolphin Inn Hotel1705 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.8 mi.(757) 491-1420
Howard Johnson Oceanfront S Resort1801 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA26.9 mi.(757) 437-9100
Doubletree Hotel Virginia Beach1900 Pavilion DrVirginia Beach, VA27.0 mi.(757) 422-8900
Fairfield Inn & Suites Va Beach Ocean Front1901 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA27.0 mi.(757) 422-4885
Quality Inn Pavilion716 21st StVirginia Beach, VA27.1 mi.(757) 422-3617
Sundial Motel308 21ST StVirginia Beach, VA27.1 mi.(800) 626-7373
Travelodge1909 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA27.1 mi.(757) 425-0650
Comfort Inn Oceanfront2015 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA27.2 mi.(757) 425-8200
Econo Lodge2109 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA27.2 mi.(757) 428-2403
Holiday Inn Oceanside2101 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA27.2 mi.(804) 491-1500
Ambassador Suites2315 Atlantic AveVirginia Beach, VA27.3 mi.(757) 428-1111
Bow Creek Motel3429 Clubhouse RdVirginia Beach, VA27.3 mi.(804) 340-1222
Extended Stay America4548 Bonny RdVirginia Beach, VA27.3 mi.(757) 473-9200
Founders Inn & Conference Center5641 Indian Riv RdVirginia Beach, VA27.3 mi.(757) 424-5511
Bed & Breakfast
Barclay Cottage Bed And Breakfast400 16th StVirginia Beach, VA26.7 mi.(757) 422-1956

Carova Weather & Climate

The Outer Banks weather is generally mild year round. Sunshine is abundant; an average of 126 days per year are clear, 117 party cloudy, 122 cloudy and 120 days with measurable rainfall. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence North Carolina weather about twice in an average year. About once every 10 years, these storms strike a part of the State with sufficient force to do damage to inland property. Expect summer air temperatures to be cooler along the immediate coastline than even just a few miles inland. Mid-summer ocean water temperatures are around 80F along the entire coast, making it very suitable for ocean recreation. The Gulf Stream has some direct effect on winter weather, especially on the immediate coast. Though it lies some 50 miles offshore, warm water eddies spin off from the Gulf Stream and helps moderate the winter air temperatures along the Outer Banks.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 53°F 31°F 4.26 in. 49°F
February 55°F 33°F 3.13 in. 46°F
March 63°F 40°F 4.09 in. 52°F
April 71°F 48°F 3.32 in. 59°F
May 78°F 57°F 4.26 in. 68°F
June 85°F 65°F 4.64 in. 73°F
July 89°F 69°F 5.87 in. 77°F
August 87°F 68°F 6.35 in. 80°F
September 83°F 63°F 4.55 in. 76°F
October 73°F 52°F 3.31 in. 70°F
November 65°F 43°F 2.90 in. 58°F
December 56°F 34°F 3.35 in. 55°F

Carova Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Chesapeake Regional airport (CPK) located about 29 miles northwest of Carova in Norfolk, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located approximately 35 miles northwest of Carova in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, the Northeastern Regional airport (EDE) located roughly 50 miles southwest of Carova in Edenton, North Carolina, and finally the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located around 57 miles northwest of Carova in Newport News, Virginia.

Carova Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA27.3 mi.
Dowdy'sNags HeadNC37.7 mi.
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA72.7 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA27.3 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA72.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Carolina ClubGrandyNC15.9 mi.
Goose Creek Golf & Country ClubGrandyNC15.9 mi.
Pointe Golf ClubPowells PointNC22.1 mi.
Hanging Rock Golf ClubSalemVA26.0 mi.
Salem Golf CourseSalemVA26.0 mi.
Bow Creek Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Cypress Point Country ClubVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Hells Point Golf ClubVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Herons RidgeVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Honey Bee Golf ClubVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Kempsville Greens Municipal Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Owls Creek Family Golf CenterVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Red Wing Lake Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Signature at West NeckVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Stumpy Lake Golf CourseVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
TPC of Virginia BeachVirginia BeachVA28.3 mi.
Duck Woods Country ClubKitty HawkNC29.6 mi.
Sea Scape Golf LinksKitty HawkNC29.6 mi.
State Parks
False Cape State ParkVA7.7 mi. 
Dismal Swamp State ParkNC30.9 mi. 
First Landing State ParkVA30.9 mi. 
Jockeys Ridge State ParkNC37.4 mi. 
National Maritime CenterNorfolkVA35.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Chrysler Museum of ArtNorfolkVA35.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hampton Roads Naval MuseumNorfolkVA35.3 mi.(History)
Mariners' MuseumNewport NewsVA47.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Peninsula Fine Arts CenterNewport NewsVA47.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA35.3 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC40.1 mi.

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