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.

Beautiful home that sits on a high dune with slight ocean views. Lots of room for a large family or two. Recreation room, large pool, lots of decks, two master bedrooms, easy access to life guarded beach, access to sound, biking, walking, running path. Full bedroom and bath on ground level.Level 1:Recreation room with CATV/DVD player; 1 bedroom (wi
1005 - CANARY DUNE
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 guests
Carolina Cutie is one of the most charming cottages in Southern Shores. It captures the essence of what a beach cottage should be - colorful and cozy with panoramic ocean views. It’s the perfect blend of vintage and contemporary Outer Banks, a cottage with character.Level 1:Enclosed outdoor shower; walkway to adjacent beach access.Level 2:Gre
1169 - CAROLINA CUTIE
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 8 guests
"After Dune Delight" is a bright and open home with cathedral ceilings on the upper level to create plenty of open space!  Enjoy the sunshine and warmth from the top level sun deck as you watch the family splash around in the large private pool area! After a fun day on the beach catch the game on the flatscreen TV in your very o
0332 - AFTER DUNE DELIGHT
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Come and enjoy the beach during the day and your nights by our beautifully landscaped pool and hot tub area. Lovely home with comfortable furnishings inside and ample deck chairs and swings outside. Ready for your family with plenty of games and beach items provided. The beach is so close (70 yards to beach access) and shopping/dining in Duck is a
0060 - SEAHAVEN
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
This soundfront home has 3,000 square feet of living space and an all season Bermuda room overlooking the sound. Spectacular sunsets await your arrival with views from the large upper deck, great room and King bedroom. Waterfront lower deck includes a 14' x 14' covered sitting area with picnic table and chairs. Waterfront area adjoining the
0448 - SOUND BARRIER
Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Soundfront Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths
Guests 10 guests
Tusind Tak means “a thousand thanks” in Danish. “Thanks” from the owners of this wonderful home for visiting and “thanks” from their guests for providing such a lovely vacation home only 50 yards from the beach access. A separate wing, accessible through the mid level breezeway, provides a “getaway” w
1207 - TUSINDTAK II
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
Christmas and New Year Turn Day flexibility - Looking for a Christmas or New Year Getaway...call us for a flexible check in option around your Christmas or New Year arrival! Call for more details!Enjoy this truly quintessential beach home. You will experience panoramic ocean views and beautiful sunrises and sunsets on both levels of this wonderful
0109 - CURRIER COTTAGE
Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 8 guests
Enjoy a "NO WORRY" vacation in a private, treed setting. Pleasant 455-yard walk to beach access.Level 1:Powder room.Level 2:North side - 2 bedrooms (1 with Queen, CATV: opening to deck with swing and overlooking pool, connecting bath (with tub and shower), 1 with Queen)South side - 2 bedrooms (1 with Queen, opens to deck with swing overlo
0344 - HAKUNA MATATA
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
“By Jove” you’ve found the perfect Outer Banks beach destination! If you wish to be close to the beach, you’ll enjoy being semi-oceanfront and only about 15 yards to the beach access. This five bedroom, four bath rental cottage is complete with a private pool, which is perfect for spending lazy afternoons reading a good book
0121 - BY JOVE
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths
Guests 13 guests
1,200 square foot living area. Wooded privacy to Duck Road. Two blocks to Sea Oats Trail Park. 485 yards to beach access.Level 1:Kitchen/dining area. Living room with cathedral ceiling, wicker cushioned furniture, CATV. Queen bedroom with private bath, walk-in closet, CATV, bath (with tub and shower).Level 2:2 bedrooms (1 with Queen, CATV, opens to
0108 - FOOTPRINTS
Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Relaxation is the sole purpose of “One Particular Harbour.” This beautiful, canalfront, one level ranch style rental cottage, located in the tree-lined Chicahauk area in the Town of Southern Shores, is perfect for peace and solitude. Enjoy fishing or crabbing off your private fishing dock, launch your kayak from the ramp, just float you
0389 - ONE PARTICULAR HARBOUR
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths
Guests 12 guests
Relax and enjoy the beautiful, panoramic ocean views from this oceanfront home located in Southern Shores, approximately a half of a mile from Croatan Highway (bypass road) with easy in-and-out access. This wonderful home offers everything you and your family could hope for in a vacation destination.Level 1:4 bedrooms, each with private bath (
0915 - BLUE MARLIN I
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Type: Homes Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 6 baths 1 half baths
Guests 14 guests

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