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The coastal region of North Carolina isn't always the first place considered when deciding on a vacation spot.  But families everywhere are flocking more than ever to the gorgeous beaches of the Tar Heel State.  Communities like Carolina Beach, Corolla, and Kill Devil Hills all offer great fun in the sand and in the water, as well as sports and activities perfect for any summer getaway.  Frequently, vacation homes are the most popular form of lodging in the small beach towns on the North Carolina coast.  Vacation homes on the beach are often more convenient, cleaner, and less expensive than hotels, and some portions of North Carolina have no hotels to speak of.

For those who don't know, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a 100-mile long strip of beaches and barrier islands that separates the Atlantic Ocean from Albemarle Sound on North Carolina's east coast.  Most of the great N.C. beach communities are found here, and Corolla is no exception.  Pronounced "coe-rah-lah," Corolla is in extreme northeastern North Carolina, only 30 miles south of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Primarily a summer community, Corolla is home to only about 500 permanent residents, the rest coming during vacation season to experience the great weather and surf that has made Corolla famous.  Other attractions include the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and even a few herds of wild mustangs.

South of the Outer Banks, closer to the South Carolina border, you'll find the community of Wilmington and Carolina Beach. Locally known as "CB," Carolina Beach has activities for the Civil War buff and experienced surfer, as well as miles of expansive, clean, sandy beaches for couples and families alike.  If you want to experience the North Carolina coast in a peaceful and relaxing manner, Carolina Beach is your place to go.  "The Canal" is also home to tons of species of wildlife and lots of pleasure boating opportunities.

Transportation was changed forever when Orville and Wilbur Wright designed and flew the first ever heavier-than-air machine powered vehicle.  This historic first flight, which occurred on December 17th, 1903, took place in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.  Though certainly most sightseers who venture to this portion of the Outer Banks come to see the magnificent Wright Brothers National Memorial, the community of Kill Devil Hills is also home to many great beaches.  Located just north of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and south of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills is the perfect location for an Outer Banks vacation.  Relax on the beach or go surfing, the weather on the Carolina coast is great during the summer.  Check out the all of the North Carolina listings on CoastRentals.com today!