Category: OBX Vacation Tips

Posted on 2/22/2022

3 Reasons to Visit the OBX in The Spring

WeatherMilder weather means you can enjoy the beach in comfort. The beach can comfortably be enjoyed in a T-shirt during the day and a light sweatshirt at night. If you're wearing flip flops, you're over-dressed. The sand isn't hot like it is in the summer, so there's no sprinting across scorching

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Posted on 2/15/2022

Why You Should Book More Mini Vacations

The Outer Banks is known for its family-friendliness as many reflect their week-long family reunions and get-togethers. Folks go all out, planning for up to a year in advanced, prepping all of the details, securing reservations, and booking excursions. Southern Shores Realty guests have shared with

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Posted on 10/19/2021

Helpful Websites for Your OBX Vacation

You don't have to be a local to be "in the know" while on vacation. These websites/apps will come in handy when it comes time for your vacation.Events PagesThere are so many sources to find out what's going on during your stay. Southern Shores Realty always posts an events blog and following has

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Posted on 10/5/2021

Planning for Vacation with a Large Group

Family reunions, graduations, or just the annual family get together are some of the reasons vacationers seek out a stay on the Outer Banks. If you're vacationing with a larger group, we have some pointers for planning a stress-free getaway!CommunicationFirst thing's first, this is the number 1 most...

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Posted on 8/3/2021

Rainy Day on the Outer Banks

It's inevitable, but rain doesn't have to ruin any of the fun of an OBX beach vacation. We have some tips for making the most of your time on the beach!Indoor ExcursionsStay dry while you make memories at the Aquarium, Turf's Up, OBXcape Room, OBX Bowling, Jumpmasters, Axe Throwing, local breweries,...

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Posted on 6/29/2021

Useful Rental Tools

The OBX has always been a wonderful destination for all beach lovers. As the word of it's awesomeness has been spreading, rental properties have been going quickly. To make renting a beach getaway as easily as possible, Southern Shores Realty has put together some tools to help all wayfarers

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Posted on 6/15/2021

Free Portraits

One of the many perks of staying with Southern Shores Realty is a free family portrait sitting with a professional photographer!We have partnered with Deb Sawyer at Beach Portraits. She will help you capture your amazing memories on the Outer Banks, which will be cherished for years to come.As per

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Posted on 4/13/2021

Packing for an OBX Beach Vacation

You just made it to your Outer Banks beach house, finally! It's the vacation you've counted down towards for the past 6 months. You stealthily unpack the car, and scramble down to the beach. As you make your way across the soft, warm sand, breathing in the salty air --it hits you. You forgot your

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Posted on 2/10/2021

How to Plan for an OBX Vacation

Picture this: sun on your skin, warm sand in between your toes, a salty shore line scattered with shells, and a cold drink in your hand. This doesn't have to be a just vision in your head, this can be your reality. Beach vacations are not only great ways to relax and unwind, they're also arguably

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Posted on 1/19/2021

Booking Early

It may be the middle of winter, but it's never too early to be thinking about summertime and sunshine! With 2020 behind us, we are setting our sights forward and never looking back ;) Last year was certainly one for records, and in more ways than one. The Outer Banks saw unprecedented numbers in

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