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Wild horses couldn't drag you away from Currituck

Famous for the wild horses that roam the beach, Currituck in North Carolina's Outer Banks dates back to 1668 when it was one of North Carolina's original ports. Get your Outer Banks getaway off to the right start and book a Currituck vacation rental with sweeping ocean views. Climb the 220 steps of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, take a guided tour of the Whalehead Club, a stunning lemon-hued 1920s art nouveau mansion, or hop on the ferry over to Knotts Island for a real rural escape. In Currituck, you can do as much or as little as you like.

Things to do

Beach bums and history fans can run amok in Currituck!

Aside from wild mustangs, one of Currituck's most popular attractions is the Whalehead Club, a beautiful lemon-hued mansion overlooking Currituck Sound. This carefully restored home was built by Edward Collings Knight Junior as a lavish hunting lodge. See how the North Carolina gentry used to live on a guided tour of this art nouveau mansion. Nearby is the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Dating back to 1875, this imposing redbrick lighthouse is still in operation. Climb the 220 steps up to the top for far-reaching views of the Atlantic Ocean.


Currituck ain't no one horse town

In the summer, life in Currituck revolves around its beautiful secluded beaches. These vast blonde swathes of sand banked by rugged dunes are perfect for a leisurely picnic. Water enthusiasts may try kayaking on the Currituck Sound, or relaxing on a sunset or whale-watching cruise. Book a Currituck vacation rental close to the beach, and you could spot the wild horses that call this stretch of coast their home. Herds of Spanish Mustang have roamed on the Outer Banks for over 400 years, but the best way to see them is on a guided wild horse tour.


Sun, sun, and more sun - Outer Banks weather is "outer" this world!

North Carolina's Outer Banks are blessed with some of the state's best weather. They boast a subcontinental climate, where summers are long, hot, and humid, and temperatures regularly hit the high 80s. It's also the busiest time of the year to visit and Carrituck vacation rentals get booked up quickly. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are also pleasant times to come, when the temperatures are a comfortable 70 degrees. In winter, the mercury drops to below 50 and rainfall is frequent, so pack an umbrella.

Natural features

Knott's up? Visit Currituck's nature island

Currituck is a small beachfront community perched on the northern reaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Bird lovers flock to the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge to spot osprey, bald eagle, and rare King Rail. From your Currituck vacation rental, it's a short hop on the ferry over to Knotts Island. Explore the hiking and biking trails of the Mackey Island Wildlife Refuge. Forming part of the Charles Kuralt Trail, it's great for kayaking through the swamp-like canals, spotting the many shorebirds, raptors, and snow geese that migrate in their thousands to Currituck's shores.

Can I find a vacation rental around Currituck?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,564 vacation rentals near Currituck. From 2,822 Houses to 176 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Currituck for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Currituck?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Currituck:

  • Sandbridge: 247 vacation rentals
  • Whalehead Beach: 874 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Sands: 644 vacation rentals
  • Corolla Light: 470 vacation rentals
  • Pine Island: 468 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Currituck?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Currituck. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center: 2,194 vacation rentals
  • Currituck Beach: 1,716 vacation rentals
  • Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education: 1,709 vacation rentals
  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse: 1,707 vacation rentals
  • Whalehead: 1,712 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Currituck listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Currituck?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,822 Houses in Currituck. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Currituck include:

  • Cottages: 176 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 176 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 380 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Currituck?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,585 vacation rentals with pool available in Currituck. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.