Do and Dont's at 4x4 beach

Dated: April 18 2023

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If you plan to drive in Corolla , there are some important dos and don'ts to keep in mind to ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience. Here are some tips:


1.    Drive 4WD vehicle: As mentioned earlier, you will need a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle to drive on the beaches of Corolla.

2. Lower car tire pressure

3.    Do check the tide schedule: Driving on the beach is only allowed during low tide. Check the tide schedule before heading out to make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the beach before the tide comes back in.

4.    Do be aware of your surroundings: When driving on the beach, it's important to stay aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep an eye out for pedestrians, other drivers, and wildlife. You should also be mindful of any potential hazards on the beach, such as deep sand or rough Waves.

5.    Do get a parking permit from the county.

6.    Do pack appropriately: When driving on the beach, you will need to bring some extra supplies with you. Make sure you have a shovel, tow rope, and tire pressure gauge in case you get stuck in the sand. You should also bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen.


1.    Don't speed: When driving on the beach, make sure to keep your speed under control. Speeding can be dangerous and increase the risk of accidents.

2.    Don't drive on dunes or vegetation: Driving on dunes or vegetation can cause damage to the environment. Stay in designated driving areas and be respectful of the natural surroundings.

3.    Don't litter: Make sure to pack out all your trash and leave the beach cleaner than you found it.

4.    Don't drive while under the influence: Just like driving on the road, it is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

By following these dos and don'ts, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience in Corolla, NC. Remember to always drive responsibly and respect the environment.

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Anastasia Butenko

I am Anastasia Butenko, and I am a RE/MAX Associate, Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist. Born in Ukraine, I moved to the United States in 2015. I am w....

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