Everybody Loves Raymond

  In the very recent past, the 4×4 area of the Currituck Outer Banks was home not just to wild mustangs, but also cattle, goats, and even buffalo. Local farmers let their livestock graze the island and it was not uncommon to come across long-horned steers on the dunes. There were also a few donkeys[Read More…]


Beach Essentials for Your Next Vacation

Beach Essentials for Your Next Vacation

Summer is here and that means it’s time for the beach! Create the ultimate vacation with these beach essentials designed to make your days on the sand just a little easier. 1 // Beach Chairs Keep your bottom out of the sand with a comfortable beach chair like this Tommy Bahama one.   2 //[Read More…]


N.E.S.T.'s Guide to Outer Banks Sea Turtles

N.E.S.T.’s Guide to Outer Banks Sea Turtles

By Dennis Pohl, President of N.E.S.T.   The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or N.E.S.T., was founded in 1995 by Millie Overman. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. N.E.S.T. is dedicated to the protection and preservation of habitat and migration routes for threatened and endangered sea turtles on the Outer Banks. There are 5[Read More…]


Pet-Friendly Packing List

Pet-Friendly Packing List

  Bringing your pup with you on your OBX vacation? Be sure to pack all the essentials for a smooth trip with your four-legged pal. Here are our pet-friendly must-haves for a fun-filled summer: Bed Crate Leash Collar Contact + Medical Tags Towel Shampoo Food Treats Toys Food + Water Bowls Poop Baggies Medication


10 Tips for Dog Friendly Beaches

10 Tips for Dog-Friendly Beaches

  If you’re a beach lover AND a dog lover, then you’re probably going to want your pup to enjoy the beach with you! And with some of the most dog-friendly beaches (and vacation rentals!), the Outer Banks is a perfect choice for dog lovers. Here are our tips and tricks for a stress-free day[Read More…]


A Fresh Look for this Duck NC Home

A Fresh Look for This Duck, NC Home

In preparation for a busy summer season, this scenic oceanfront vacation home got a fresh new look. New furniture and flooring throughout breathe new life into 1124 Stargazer. Keep scrolling to see what’s new and if you’re interested in a Stargazer vacation, we can help with that too! 1 // Living Room Before After Out[Read More…]


Top 10 Tips for Finding Sea Glass

Top 10 Tips for Finding Sea Glass

Walking on the beach is undeniably one of the most relaxing activities. The sand between your toes, sunlight warming your skin, it all adds up to one of our favorite ways to enjoy the Outer Banks. And looking for treasures along the way can be incredibly rewarding. You can find a variety of shells and[Read More…]


Say Goodbye to Straws on the OBX

Say Goodbye to Straws

When you take a seat at your favorite Outer Banks restaurant this year, you might notice something missing. Plastic straws along the beach are disappearing—and for good reason. Coastal communities across the U.S. are joining a growing movement to do away with plastic straws. Here on the Outer Banks, that movement is being spearheaded by[Read More…]


Welcome to What Were We Thinking

Welcome to What Were We Thinking?

We’re thrilled to have a new addition to the Southern Shores Realty family! Joining us for the 2018 season is 1318 What Were We Thinking. This fabulous new construction is just a short walk from the ocean in Southern Shores. On the upper level, you’ll find an inviting, open-concept living area. Subtle touches of nautical[Read More…]


Summer Events on the OBX 2018

Summer Events on the OBX 2018

Come for the beach, stay for the events! With summer fast approaching, there’s a plethora of exciting things happening on the Outer Banks that the whole family can enjoy. Not only are there weekly activities like Whalehead Wednesdays in Corolla and Manteo’s First Fridays, but a number of special events that draw crowds year after[Read More…]