Hiding Out with Horses and Hammocks in Corolla Beach, NC
The brisk winter wind sweeps off the ocean — over schools of dolphins swimming just offshore, feral Banker horses neighing in the backyard, and a decided dearth of strangers. The Outer Banks in January offer a reclusive vacation spot, combining both the wild and the tame. It may require a 4x4 and a bit of perilous driving along the water's edge to reach your destination, but once in your private vacation rental, the hammocks, books, and board games will soothe even the most frayed nerves. Spend an afternoon flying kites on the beach, followed by a soak in the hot tub as the sun goes down, and then kick back under blankets to watch the stars light up the sea.