Currituck County has established a new opt-in text messaging alert system for swimming conditions in Corolla and Carova.
Anyone may join the free service to receive a text message if a hazardous condition is present that affects swimming. Examples include red flags, rip currents, or bacterial contamination. Alerts will only be sent out when there is a hazardous condition.
To opt into the system, citizens should text SAFECOROLLA to 888777.
For immediate information you may contact Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2155
For owners and guests who like to drive up to the 4x4 beaches, in order to park on the beach Currituck County now requires a beach parking permit from Memorial Day through Labor Day, no permit is required the rest of the year. Click here for information on getting a permit, and click here for information on how to drive on the beach.
County Ordinance also requires drivers air-down their tire pressure to below 20 lbs so their vehicle is less likely to get stuck in the sand. Drivers can re-inflate their tires for free at the Historic Corolla Park, which is located on the west side of N.C. 12. Enter at main park entrance and turn right into parking lot. Air stations are located at the end of the lot near the picnic pavilion.