Oh, the beaches are beautiful long stretches of white sand with plenty of seashells to go around. You can drive on them too, if you have a 4x4 that is. We do, so we drove up the Outer Banks, past Corolla, as far as the road goes. When the road stopped, we drove out onto the beach and kept going-almost into Virginia! There are houses out there and wild horses too, but you can't get to them unless you have a 4x4. It was great fun to be able to go where only a certain few can.