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 in Southern Shores range from luxury oceanfront homes to contemporary vacation 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 "esape from it all" feel, while at the same time restuarants and shopping are a short drive away.


Southern Shores Attractions


Southern Shores Bike Trails

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

Southern Shores Amenities

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 soundside 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, NC


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 & Skyine 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 beachzone, 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 Trai.


Soundside

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.

Soundfront

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



Properties Available 200 properties available
24 By The Shore is beach living 24 hours a day! And you can start early by not waiting in traffic with a Friday check in! The layout of this beautiful oceanside home is perfect for a family or families with bedrooms located on opposite sides of the main level separated by a living room with plenty of space to spread out. Recently updated déc
0199 - 24 BY THE SHORE
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 2 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Let your Vacation begin at “Anchor Aweigh” located in the beautiful Chicahauk neighborhood, including private beach access parking, bike and walking paths and Trinite Park featuring tennis courts, a playground and bocce ball court. This property will offer plenty of privacy amongst the mature trees. Catch a healthy glow on the spacious
1352 - ANCHOR AWEIGH
Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 2 half baths
Guests 10 guests
Your family and friends will have the experience of a lifetime in this extraordinary oceanfront vacation home! Who’s On First offers limitless ocean views that will be the natural backdrop to your vacation. Take in ocean breezes from the dune deck, or take your own private walkway to the beach for sunbathing and beachcombing. After a rejuvena
1277 - WHOS ON FIRST
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 7 bedrooms
Bathrooms 7 baths 2 half baths
Guests 14 guests
Super views! 4,400 square feet of luxury fit for kings and queens! One lot from ocean in quiet, low-traffic area. Each bedroom with private bath and deck access. Great ocean views. Plus, the 640 square foot separate conference room is perfect for reunions, retreats and off-sites. Plenty of parking. 85 yards to beach access.Level 1:Pool, enclosed ou
0433 - CASTLEBERRY
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 7 bedrooms
Bathrooms 7 baths 2 half baths
Guests 21 guests
Enjoy this comfortable, spacious 1,800 square foot ranch home in a landscaped, park-like setting. You will enjoy effortless access to the living area by way of ramp! Convenient access to shopping without using Route 12. House located on a cul-de-sac with paved path to the beach. Enjoy hanging out under the home with hammocks, swing, and ping pong.
0422 - OTTER BANKS
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 8 guests
RELAX...Head to ATOP IT ALL...Family-friendly home nestled high on a private, secluded lot, convenient access to ocean, sound and community playground. Enjoy the comforts of home in this 2,500 square foot cottage, private pool, and hot tub all to ensure a relaxing retreat for your vacation!Level 1:Bedroom/den (with King), TV.Level 2:3 bedrooms (mas
0738 - ATOP IT ALL
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 10 guests
Relax at this cozy beach cottage, “The Circle R” in Southern Shores, located Oceanside off of Route 12 (Duck Road) Between Kitty Hawk and Duck. You will immediately feel at home when you walk in, finding a very comfortable environment with casual décor. There are many things to enjoy. Kick back in the living room at the bar, cook
1334 - THE CIRCLE R
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 7 guests
Come enjoy this charming vacation oasis in the heart of Southern Shores! This updated and stylish beach home surrounded by the privacy of oak trees is just perfect for beach vacations any time of year! A short walk to Hickory beach access or you could drive and park at the seasonally life-guarded Hillcrest beach access, an easy ride to the hea
1375 - OFF THE HOOK
Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 1 half baths
Guests 6 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 Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 8 guests
Soak in a “Sip of Sunshine” while making some lasting memories at this Outer Banks Vacation Home! Nestled and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of it all, this beautiful treed lot with spacious decks will provide plenty of privacy yet is in a close proximity to the life-guarded Hillcrest Beach access with paved parking, wooden walk
1365 - SIP OF SUNSHINE
Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Soundside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Seashell is an excellent Outer Banks vacation rental to sit back and unwind. This serene home is the perfect fit for a single-family vacation. The numerous living areas allow your family to spread out and relax in this space. Don’t worry about putting Fido in a doggie hotel because this home is dog-friendly! Also the homes single level floor
0227 - SEASHELL
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Wonderfully well-maintained home with large SWIMMING POOL. Located in a quiet, low traffic area of Southern Shores but just minutes from Duck and Kitty Hawk's amazing restaurants and shopping. The home's interior is well-kept with a bright and open feel. Featuring many large, open decks and a screened porch with picnic table to enjoy an out
0035 - SEA BISCUIT
Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 guests

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