Take the scenic route this easter with Island Jeep and Car Rentals
If you’re looking for something to do this Easter, grab a Jeep from Island Jeep and Car rentals and take the scenic route to the 4WD beaches in Corolla. Enjoy the beautiful, serene and empty beaches while soaking up some sun and warm spring weather. The uncrowded 4WD beaches are ideal for the entire family, giving you plenty of space for egg hunts, egg/spoon races, fishing and you might even come across some wild mustangs! While you cruise on highway 12 to Corolla this Easter weekend, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite spots to stop at while you’re in the area!
- Duck’s Cottage
Our first stop on your route to the 4×4 beaches is Duck’s Cottage. Located on the Waterfront Shops, Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books offers all you need to get your easter adventure started. Step inside and you’ll find Duck’s oldest and truest full service coffee shop with freshly
brewed pots of coffee made from beans roasted just days before at a small artisanal roaster. The baristas, with years of experience, stand ready at their state of the art espresso machine to create any and all specialty drinks from a traditional caffe macchiato to house lattes like the Nutty Duck, Mucky Duck and the Swan. After grabbing a cup of locally brewed joe, you may find yourself wondering over their large selection of books. The book side of the Cottage includes both hardback and paperback bestsellers, staff picks, non-fiction, trending cookbooks, children’s books and young adult titles.
- Bob’s Bait & Tackle
With the Outer Banks being a sport fisherman’s paradise, Easter weekend will be a perfect time to grab some bait from Bob’s Bait & Tackle. Not only is Bob’s Bait and Tackle your one-stop shop for all your fishing needs but they also are housed within the oldest
standing building in Duck. They offer personalized, attentive service, but also a huge selection of rods, reels, lures and tackle. If you do not have your own rod and reel, they even have the option of conveniently renting as many as you need from their supply. Wondering what you can catch during the month of April? Spring is a great time to catch anything from Bluefish, red drum, to grouper, snapper, croaker, sea trout, sea mullet, king mackerel, wahoo and striped bass. Goodluck!
- Lighthouse Bagels
Your next must stop is Lighthouse Bagels. You will find this local favorite on Ocean Trail, as you approach Corolla. Lighthouse Bagels & Deli has been serving authentic, homemade NY/NJ style bagels to the Outer Banks since 2001. These high-quality, kettle baked bagels are the real deal. Breakfast also includes hot-off-the-grill egg sandwiches, a variety of cream cheese flavors, muffins, scones, and croissants. In 2012, Lighthouse began serving homemade donuts, and they are out of this world! Lunch offerings at this family owned deli include Boars Head deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this stop!
- Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Even though visitors are unable to climb The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, it is always a must-see every time you are in Corolla. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is located in the heart of Corolla and borders the historic Whalehead in Historic Corolla. The lighthouse still functions as a guide for passing mariners. At 162′ feet tall, it is one of the only lighthouses in America that still houses its original first-order Fresnel lens. The light continues to flash today at 20-second intervals, serving as a navigational aid. The beacon, which can be seen for 18 nautical miles, comes on at dusk and ceases at dawn.
- Historic Corolla Park- Air Up Station
The last must-stop on our list is the Historic Corolla Park- Air Up Station. When driving on the beaches of the Outer Banks, it is imperative to air-down (or let air out of your tires) for maximum traction on the sand. But coming off the beach… where can you refill your tires, or “air-up?”. After you’ve enjoyed your 4×4 adventure head over to the air up station before you head back down south.
- 4 Free Tire Air Up Stations
- Located in Historic Corolla Park
- Enter parking lot, veer right, follow signs
- Plenty of space