Taking time to get out and explore beautiful moments in nature is always a highlight of a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As pristine as it is intriguing, this area has a way of balancing out sunshine, shoreline, and waves that’s irresistible to travelers from near and far. For those that love surfing, golfing, wild horses and amazing opportunities to dine on delectable seafood, the Outer Banks brings the best of it all with every single trip. For those with a heart for architecture and history, there’s plenty to be found as well. Begin your discoveries into the story of the Outer Banks with a stop at the Corolla Chapel while you’re in town.
Easy to spot by its stark white façade and bold cross rising high into the air, the Corolla Chapel is located at 1136 Corolla Village Road. This interdenominational church is one of Corolla’s most historic icons and continues to open its doors to worshippers on a weekly basis. Originally built in 1885, the Corolla Chapel can be found tucked away just behind the Currituck Beach Lighthouse both of which are incorporated into historic Corolla Village. While the original sanctuary was found just across the street, it was moved to join new construction in 2002 in order to accommodate a growing congregation while holding onto historical roots.
For those that appreciate architecture with evident authenticity, a visit to the Corolla Chapel is sure to please. Walk inside and be prepared to stand in awe of the original wall paneling that adorns all four sides of this charming church. Similarly, guests will be privy to encounters with original chapel features that include the pulpit chair and pulpit, pew and pump organ. Once you’ve taken it all in, be sure to set aside some time to wander and explore the meticulously maintained lawns and garden that surround the exterior of the chapel. Feel free to attend one of the chapel’s weekly services at your leisure or a special holiday service if you happen to be in town during a celebratory time of year. The chapel is one of the many Corolla attractions is much more than meets the eye!
From history to maritime culture and the stunning landscapes in between, there’s also something special about a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Enjoy your time exploring by letting the team at Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales handle your accommodation details. Contact us today for more details on our many beautiful properties and the many fantastic Corolla attractions; it’s time to begin planning your next trip!