8. Four-Wheel Drive Adventures!

Getting off the beaten path you and your family might discover a whole new side of the Outer Banks which is only accessible with a 4-wheel drive vehicle (4×4). This becomes obvious when you realize the Outer Banks is really just one giant sand bar. Attempting these roads without 4-wheel drive might just make you the next customer for the tow truck. Instead, rent a 4-wheel drive and spice up your stay!

Renting a 4×4 allows you access to new places to fish. Either ocean-side or on the sound, there are remote corners of the Outer Banks where you could find better fishing.  Join local fishermen who drive their 4×4’s to their own “secret spot” and fish for the elusive Big One.

Driving to Carova, and the areas north of Corolla you must have a 4×4, which makes this an especially attractive area for those looking to “get away from it all”.  If the spirit moves you, drive on the beach from Corolla all the way to the Virginia state line. Other than tire tracks of other 4x4s, the pristine beach with its gentle waves and soft breezes is the perfect place to sun bathe, picnic, fish, and stroll along the beach.  You might even catch a glimpse of the Corolla wild horses which roam freely here.

From Duck southward you can take a 4×4 on the beaches.  Depending on the time of year and the town certain restrictions do apply and a permit may be required.  So check the rules where you want to drive, then go and explore!  You’ll be surprised to find that, even during the busiest summer months, there are places along these beaches where you might not see a soul!

On Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island there are areas where your family will revel in the total isolation.  Some sand paths lead to the tips of the islands where you will find quiet fishing, great beachcombing, and beautiful sunsets you can enjoy in complete seclusion.

No matter where you’d like to explore on the Outer Banks, renting a 4×4 can be a great adventure in getting there!

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