Southern Shores

Southern Shores is a small town with a lot to offer. Just 1 mile wide and 4 miles long, Southern Shores is located between Duck and Kitty Hawk and allows vacationers to be in close proximity to the beach, dining, shopping and parks. Southern Shores is predominately a vacation town and specializes in providing rental homes that have all the desirable features and amenities.

Southern Shores, NC Vacation Homes & Communities

Southern Shores specializes in large vacation rentals with all the desirable amenities. These homes sit on large lots with lush vegetation and spectacular views. Whether you are oceanside or soundside, you’ll be in close proximity to marketplaces, shopping and dining. Browse our selection of Southern Shores vacation rentals and find the right home to fit your vacation wants and needs.

Southern Shores Beach Accesses

Like the Town of Duck, Southern Shores does not have public beach accesses. However, if you’re a resident, renter, or one of their guests, there are neighborhood beach accesses you can use. To learn more about walking to the beach in Southern Shores, click here. Please note, the town of Southern Shores is expected to start beach restoration over the summer of 2022. You can get more info on beach nourishment on the town of Southern Shores website here.

Things To Do

Southern Shores vacationers are just a short distance from entertainment and recreation. With parks near the ocean and sound, guests can enjoy the nature trails, playgrounds and the extraordinary scenery. Check out the local catches of the day at one of the 3 local marinas. Enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant or cook from home with fresh organic ingredients from the marketplace. For unique items, shop the specialty stores all within close distance to each other.

Southern Shores to Implement “No-Left Turn Events” for Eastbound Traffic at
the Intersection of US Highway 158 And South Dogwood Trail

At the June 16, 2020 Southern Shores Town Council meeting, the Southern Shores Town Council approved implementation of “No-Left Turn Events” for eastbound traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158 and South Dogwood Trail. The authorized dates are June 20th, June 21st, June 27th, June 28th, July 4th, July 5th, July 25th, July 26th, August 1st, and August 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Appropriate traffic devices placed by the Town of Southern Shores will entirely block the U.S. Highway 158 eastbound left-turn lane at the intersection during these hours. Additional weekends may be considered, and the timing of the closures may be subject to change. The action was taken with prior approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Town of Kitty Hawk.

Southern Shores Beach Nourishment

Beach nourishment describes a process by which sediment, usually sand, that is lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from other sources; resulting in a wider and spacious beach. Learn more about beach nourishment here.

Featured Properties In Southern Shores

Duck Hill (4575)

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  • 4
  • 3.5

Spend your Outer Banks vacation at Duck Hill! This 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom outer banks vacation rental is ready for you and your family! Catch a few rays or have family dinner on the spacious sun deck.

Cape Dreams (4667)

  • 16
  • 7
  • 7.5

This lavish estate situated on over 1 acre of oceanfront will ensure that all your vacation dreams come true. Sweeping ocean views and luxurious features abound such as limestone tiled foyer, elegant custom trim, granite and marble countertops, exotic wood floors and unsurpassed standards of design and workmanship throughout.

Southern Comfort (4701)

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  • 3
  • 2

You’ll feel right at home at Southern Comfort! This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Outer Banks vacation rental is wheelchair friendly* and has everything you need to make the most out of your vacation. Located in Southern Shores, Southern Comfort is nearby great local shopping, dining, and more in the town of Duck.

Barrier Island Bagels

Bonnie’s Bagels & Deli offers is the perfect spot to stop for breakfast or lunch in Southern Shores. Their homemade bagels are served with 12 different hand-blended cream cheese flavors. For lunch, their bagel sandwiches are perfect to pick up on your way on or off the OBX, or to take to the beach. You can choose from salads and spreads (try the...
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Cosmo’s Pizzeria Southern Shores, NC

Cosmo’s Pizzeria has been serving award winning "New York" style pizza to Outer Banks locals and visitors since 1996. Recognized as a local favorite, Cosmo's only uses the finest ingredients to prepare the freshest pizza, tastiest pasta dishes and mouth-watering subs on the northern beaches. Open daily! Monday - Saturday Lunch 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sunday...
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Markee Fuller Photos

Markee Fuller is a lifetime Outer Banks native with an eye for genuine moments and specializes in family, couple, engagement, and maternity photography. There's a time and a place for posing and Markee believes that's at the beginning of your Outer Banks photography session, the rest? Pure moments between you and your loved ones. Instagram: @markeefullerphotos
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Pizza Stop

  • Address: 5385 Virginia Dare Trail N, Ste 3, Southern Shores, NC 27949
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  • Phone Number: (252) 261-7867
For a little bit of New York flavor in North Carolina, try Pizza Stop in Southern Shores. Pizza Stop prides themselves in serving fresh authentic New York style pizza. All pizzas are hand-tossed and made with homemade sauces and freshly prepare dough. Their pizzas are cooked to perfection in their stone deck ovens. They also offer a wide selection of hoagies, salads, pasta...
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Shun Xing Chinese Restaurant

Shun Xing is one of the few Chinese restaurants on the beach and is highly praised by locals and visitors alike. Shun Xing offers your favorite staple Chinese dishes in a laid-back environment. Fresh and flavorful meals along with low prices and daily specials make this place a great stop on your OBX trip. Shun Xing opens daily at 10 AM year round.
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