Things to Know and Do...

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Nestled at the terminus of NC 12/Ocean Trail, The Villages of Ocean Hill (VOH) gazes northward toward the rugged 4x4 terrain, while to the south lies the charming old village of Corolla. This historic settlement boasts quaint shops and timeless structures, situated between Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Here, visitors discover the quintessence of the Outer Banks experience. Select the links below to learn more.
Things to know...
  • Food Lion: Located 4 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill, this grocery store and other retail outlets offer visitors essential provisions. You will also find souvenir and clothing shops, an arcade, butcher, and several restaurants and pubs. 
  • Harris TeeterSituated 6 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill, at the entrance to the Currituck Club community. Next door are a number of restaurants and pubs.
  • The Shops at Corolla Light: Found 2 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill, this destination includes restaurants, a bakery, a pizzeria, and charming boutiques.
  • TimBuck II: Positioned 4 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill, across Route 12 from Food Lion, TimBuck II features upscale shopping, including boutiques, restaurants, wine bar, an ice cream parlor, seafood and produce market, and recreational activities like miniature golf and go-karting. 
  • North Carolina ABC Store: Located 7 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill, at 500-A Hunt Club Drive, Corolla, NC 27927. Contact: (252) 453-9628. Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am -7pm (ET), Closed on Sundays.
    • A newer, closer location will be opening at 998 Ocean Trail (NC 12) by summer 2024.
  • Pharmacy: The nearest pharmacy, Sunshine Family Pharmacy, is in Duck at 1187 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949, and also a walk-in clinic. Contact: (252) 715-0170. Additional pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens, can be found in Southern Shores.
  • Urgent Care: The Outer Banks Health Urgent Care is 28 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill at 5112 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
  • Hospital: The Outer Banks Health Hospital is 35 miles south of The Villages at Ocean Hill at 4800 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959.
Things to do...
  • Corolla Wild Horses: The Corolla wild horses, also known as Banker horses, are a unique population of feral horses that once roamed the dunes and marshes of Corolla. Today, they primarily roam the northern beaches of the Outer Banks (4x4 area) which  includes the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. They are a beloved symbol of the OBX and attract many visitors to the area.  
  • Historic Corolla Village: Once a humble fishing village and an outpost for the Coast Guard, Corolla has transformed into a cherished vacation spot for countless visitors. Delve into Corolla's rich history by exploring the meticulously restored buildings and charming shops of Historic Corolla Village. Additional area attractions abound within the Currituck Heritage Park, offering a plethora of educational and sightseeing experiences, including a book store, Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and gift shop, restaurants, crafts, and annual Christmas decorations. Explore the rich history of the region at the Whalehead Club Historic House Museum, discover the wonders of local wildlife at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, delve into maritime history at the Currituck Maritime Museum, and marvel at the iconic Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
  • Whalehead Club: Originally constructed in 1922 as a lavish hunting retreat for an affluent family, the historic Whalehead Club has been transformed into a captivating museum welcoming visitors keen to uncover its illustrious history. 
  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse: Ascending the 158-foot tower of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is an essential experience for every visitor to the area. This historic beacon, one of five lighthouses standing sentinel along the Outer Banks for more than a century, rewards the climb of 214 steps with breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education: Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the chance to explore exhibits, demonstrations, and classes at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Here, they can immerse themselves in the diverse wildlife, natural history, and cultural heritage of coastal North Carolina.
  • Currituck Banks National Estuarine: Next to The Villages at Ocean Hill community lies the Currituck Banks National Estuarine Preserve (or Currituck Banks Reserve), featuring a sanctuary boardwalk that offers a serene introduction to Corolla's natural splendor and awesome sunsets overlooking the sound. This handicap-accessible wooden plank walkway meanders through the maritime forest to the shores of Currituck Sound, adorned with informative signage along the route, enriching visitors with educational insights about the area.
  • The Currituck Club: Situated just 6 miles from The Villages at Ocean Hill, the Currituck Club features an 18-hole course meticulously crafted by Rees Jones. Recognized by Golf Digest in May 1999 as one of the "Top 25 Courses in North Carolina," it offers tee times to visitors who book in advance.
  • Kilmarlic Golf Club: Positioned just 4 miles north of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge along Route 158, the Kilmarlic Golf Club stands as a perennial favorite among Outer Banks courses. Crafted by acclaimed course architect Tom Steele, it extends a warm invitation to visitors seeking to experience its renowned layout.
  • North Beach Access Road: This road begins north of VOH at the end of NC 12/Ocean Trail. Four-wheel drive vehicles may drive on the beach. A Currituck Beach Parking Permit is required to park on the beach.
  • Currituck County Visitor Centers: There are two visitor centers: (1) upon entering Currituck County on the mainland at 106 Caratoke Highway, and (2) shortly after entering Corolla at 500 Hunt Club Drive. Visitors can stop by for tons of local information and visitor guides.