Directions to the Outer Banks

All Roads Lead to Southern Shores Realty!

The Outer Banks of North Carolina are approximately 5 hours by car south of the Washington DC area. The closest major airport is in Norfolk Virginia. From the Norfolk airport you can rent a car or take a shuttle service. Approximate driving time from the airport to Kitty Hawk is 1.5 hours.

Chesapeake Expressway (Exit 291 off I-64)

The Route 168 Chesapeake Expressway is a fast and convenient 16 mile long, four-lane divided highway linking Interstate 64 in Chesapeake to North Carolina and the Outer Banks.

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From Washington/Richmond - Follow I-64 through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (a busy route on weekends) to Great Bridge. VA (Exit 291). Go south on VA-168 to US-158 East at Barco, NC. Follow US-158 to the Outer Banks.

From the West & South - Via I-95, US-64/264 to Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores or Duck. Go East on US 64 off I-95 to Williamston, NC; North on US-17 to US-158 at Elizabeth City, NC. Follow US-158 East to the Outer Banks.

From the Eastern Shore & North - Take US-13 South from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to I-64. Follow signs to Chesapeake, VA. Get off I-64 at Great Bridge, VA (Exit 291) and follow VA-168 South to US-158 at Barco, NC; then follow US-158 to the Outer Banks.

To Southern Shores Realty - After crossing the Wright Memorial Bridge onto the Outer Banks, turn left onto NC-12 which is Ocean Blvd./Duck Rd. North (to Duck, Southern Shores, Corolla). Follow NC-12 North approximately 500 yards. The Southern Shores Realty office will be on your left.

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