Southern Shores, NC Vacations

Just south of Duck and just north of Kitty Hawk is the town of Southern Shores. Comprised of mostly single-family homes, with very little commercial development, and a marvelous stretch of beach, Southern Shores is a beautiful town. Of all the towns on the Outer Banks, Southern Shores has one of the lowest-density oceanfront homes behind a protective dune line.

Our Outer Banks vacation rentals range from luxury oceanfront homes to contemporary Southern Shores rentals to rustic flat-tops.

One of the benefits of staying in Southern Shores is getting away from all of the busyness of restaurants, shopping, and other places. Since it's mostly residential Southern Shores provides more of an "escape from it all" feel, while at the same time restaurants and shopping are a short drive away.


Southern Shores Sights and Attractions

Southern Shores Bike Trails

Southern Shores Bike Trails

The Southern Shores offer bike paths that run through scenic streets of beach neighborhoods.
Southern Shores Water Activities

Southern Shores Water Activities

Southern Shores beach accesses are private and are used only by residents and vacationers staying in the town. While staying in a Southern Shores Realty vacation rental, visitors also have access to the Civic Association amenities which include sound side marinas, a Westside park with playground equipment, community tennis courts (if specified in property description), and oceanfront parking area at life-guarded beach.

Vacation Locations in Southern Shores

Oceanfront

The first row of homes with nothing between the home and the ocean except a protective dune. Because of the protective dunes, not all oceanfront properties have ocean views.

Semi-Oceanfront

These homes are one lot back from the ocean. Although they are only one lot from the ocean, there may be another house or a street between the house and the beach.

Seacrest Village

A family favorite – just a short walk down your street and you are at the water’s edge. These units are located on quiet streets that end at a walkway to the beach. With no thru traffic, this is a great area for families with children. Southern Shores Realty manages many homes that are adjacent to each other in Seacrest Village making it a great location for a family reunion as well.

Circle Drive

Located on a beautifully vegetated horseshoe drive, off Hickory Trail, between Ocean Blvd. and Duck Road, these Oceanside homes are within easy walking distance to the beach.

Ocean View Loop & Skyline Road

Properties on these streets have easy access to shopping and restaurants in Southern Shores and nearby Kitty Hawk. Just north of the Rt. 158/Rt. 12 split, these homes are easy to get to and just a short distance from the ocean. Access to the beach is across Ocean Blvd., via a pedestrian crosswalk at the end of each street.

Westside

These homes are located on the Westside of Duck Road/Rt. 12 North. Many offer private pools and all have access to the oceanfront community parking lot with life-guarded beach.

Chicahauk

Located in a quiet neighborhood in the beach zone, most Chicahauk units are within comfortable walking distance to the beach. All homes in Chicahauk have access to community tennis courts and a playground for small children. There is also a secluded parking area approximately 500’ from the beach, specifically for Chicahauk owners and guests.

Dunes

Feel the ocean breezes in these properties perched among the dunes. From this vantage point many homes offer horizon ocean views or sound views. Oceanfront parking is available for your convenience at either the Hillcrest or Ocean Blvd./Duck Rd. accesses. For added recreation a playground sits at the corner of Hickory Trail and Sea Oats Trail, and community tennis courts at the corner of Hillcrest Dr. and Sea Oats Trail.

Sound Side

These homes nestled in the dunes of Southern Shores are less than 1 block from the Currituck Sound. Along with fantastic sound and sunset views, many also have horizon ocean views.

Sound Front

You'll enjoy spectacular sunset views from these sound front homes in Southern Shores. The Currituck Sound is out your back door. These shallow waters are great for wading, kayaking, sailing, or windsurfing.

You will spend "prime time" at this family-friendly and pet-friendly oceanside cottage. Direct street access to beach with no roads to cross. Two decks (one for sun, one for shade) with seating, hammock, and swing. Traffic light at Thirteenth Avenue allows easy in-out, even on heavy traffic days. Adjacent bike path for walking or biking t
0446 - PRIME TIME
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 2 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Stay "4Ever Young" when you rent this Outer Banks vacation home! 4Ever Young is a four bedroom home located in the town of Southern Shores. Sit at the tiki bar or go for a swim in the pool, this home has a lot to offer! 4Ever Young is positioned on a quiet loop off of Ocean Boulevard and is central to Duck and Kitty Hawk attractions.Level
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0774 - 4EVER YOUNG
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
Relax in this gorgeous, rental home with spacious living areas and panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the ocean breeze on the large decks or under the covered gazebo overlooking the pool. This lovely home has hardwood flooring throughout, a stunning designer interior and plenty of space to enjoy your beach getaway. Open kitchen with granite countertops a
1227 - SUMMERHAVEN
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 5 baths
Guests 12 guests
This charming beach cottage is the perfect house to spend some quality, family time together. Enjoy a private, wooded setting and a short walk to beach access with no main streets to cross. Build sand castles and lasting memories year after year.Level 1:Laundry/utility room with outside entrance.Level 2:3 bedrooms (1 with Queen and TV, private bath
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1153 - SUZIES SAND BOX
Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Only 200 yards to beach access, enjoy this home on a quiet cul-de-sac with horizon ocean views in an all-residential area.Level 1:4 bedrooms (1 with King, 2 with Queen and Twin, 1 with 2 Bunk sets and TV), 2 full baths.Level 2:Bedroom (with King, CATV, private bath with jacuzzi tub/shower, deck). Great room with CATV, DVD/CD player, New couch in 20
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Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 guests
You won't have to worry about a thing, when you stay at the "Three Little Birds" cottage. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is a short walk to your no public beach access which is only 275 yards away on a very private street. When you are ready to escape the heat, take a dip in the private pool surrounded by live oaks or relax in the hot tu
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0767 - THREE LITTLE BIRDS
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Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 10 guests
Relax and enjoy the beautiful, panoramic ocean views from this home located in Southern Shores, approximately one mile from Croatan Highway (bypass road); easy in-and-out access. This home offers everything you and your family could hope for in a vacation destination. Home is one lot back from oceanfront on Ocean Blvd. (Route 12). Ocean Blvd. must
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1000 - BLUE MARLIN II
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 7 bedrooms
Bathrooms 6 baths 2 half baths
Guests 14 guests
“Positive Latitude” is one level living at its finest! This bright and open Outer Banks Vacation home has a spacious floor plan, and being newly constructed within the last few years, everything is practically brand new! You will find beautiful furnishings and decor with many upscale features! A Private pool will be the highlight of you
1333 - POSITIVE LATITUDE
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
“Summer House” is a light and airy, modern vacation home perfect for your family’s getaway! Located in the Town of Southern Shores, this 4-bedroom home is situated within the live oaks and tucked back from the road, creating the reprieve you have been looking for. Take in the quiet surroundings on one of the homes’ expansive
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1392 - SUMMER HOUSE
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
“Capt’n Rons” is located on a private treed lot with your very own private 40 x 16 pool! Float around in the pool or hop in the soothing hot tub for a relaxing soak. With the beach access located just 260 yards from this Outer Banks beach home you will be a short walk to the sandy beaches for a fun day of sun, surf and sand! You w
1364 - CAPTN RONS
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 8 guests
Marvel at the spectacular ocean views in this Outer Banks rental. This five bedroom home is located in the Seacrest subdivision of Southern Shores. Walk across the elevated boardwalk to the dune deck and beach. Blue Moon is a short drive from Duck dining and shopping. You family is sure to love this beautiful oceanfront home.Level 1:Recreation room
0445 - BLUE MOON
Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths
Guests 10 guests
“Eleventh Heaven” is a five bedroom, three bath Oceanside OBX vacation rental that is sure to please. The home is located only 120 yards from the nearest beach access. The home features several lounging areas such as a screened-in porch, sunroom and sundecks. For the game lovers coming with you, the home offers horseshoes and indoor/out
0019 - ELEVENTH HEAVEN
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Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 10 guests

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