Very similar to its bordering OBX towns of Duck and Kitty Hawk,
Southern Shores provides great proximity to both oceanfront and
sound-side activities and attractions in the Outer Banks. Only 4 miles
long and easily accessed by the highway, OBX visitors will find this
town's charm in its less "busy" atmosphere and lack of commercial
buildings and development. Being mostly residential, this Outer Banks
town offers its guests a quiet forested environment - the perfect escape
from the hustle and bustle! Read More.
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KEES offers breathtaking Southern Shores vacation homes for rent in the Outer Banks, all boasting pools, private decks, grand kitchens, wonderful dining areas and comfortable bedrooms. Our Southern Shores Outer Banks vacation rentals are perfect for family gatherings or a company retreat, and ideal if you're looking to escape the busy pace of city life.
Plan Your Southern Shores OBX Vacation
Don't be fooled by your vacation home's immediate surroundings - you're just minutes from many of the Outer Banks’ top-rated dining, shopping, and attractions. Easily access Duck or Corolla’s beautiful sound-side parks and landmarks, or head in the opposite direction on the highway and retreat to Kitty Hawk Pier, the oceanfront or Jockey's Ridge State Park. Convenient to shopping centers, delicious places to grab a quick bite, and more, it's hard to find a more central location than Southern Shores.
Currently, there is one Southern Shores Vacation Rentals however, Southern Shores, NC is close to Duck and Kitty Hawk (north and south, respectively). The town of Southern Shores is not far from Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. These towns have several KEES vacation rentals. We are sure you will find a property that fits your needs - whether it is oceanfront, semi-ocean, or inland. In the Southern Shores rentals, you will find private pools, hot tubs, and are close to the ocean - one of the homes is next to a walking path to the water! These houses are close to the OBX Escape Room, and excellent dining, and are easily accessible to grocery stores, Walmart, and Home Depot. Oh! And Starbucks.
The most popular time to book a Southern Shores vacation is the summer. Summer on the Outer Banks has the warmest months of the year and allows for the most sun. With this comes the days that are mostly filled with others. The spring and fall, while cooler, give some great beach days where you can enjoy the sun. In addition, during these seasons, the roads, stores, and restaurants are the least crowded.
During the winter months, the weather is cooler and there are fewer visitors in town. However, the winter provides peace and tranquility on the secluded beaches and there are still sunshine-filled days. In Southern Shores, there are a good number of locals who live there year-round, but any time is still a wonderful time to visit.
Southern Shores does not have a big elaborate story of how it got its name, like a lot of the towns on the Outer Banks. A land developer by the name of Frank Stick chose the name and it stuck!
There are four beach accesses in Southern Shores with lifeguards, but all are only open to residents and guests. None of these accesses have bathhouses or showers. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Southern Shores is different from other places because most of it is residential. Thus, you will find a smaller number of rental homes. This will allow for a quieter and more private vacation. The quaint and small town does welcome guests and visitors to stay in their Southern Shores vacation rental and enjoy the public beach accesses and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a walking trail that extends the entire length of the town.
At KEES, our goal is to provide the absolute best of Outer Banks vacation rentals; flexibility in your stay dates, amenity packages that make your stay more enjoyable, and service that will bring you back. Click here for the list of signature amenities found in our Southern Shores vacation rentals. We also are proud of our FlexStay™ program. This allows guests to begin their vacation any day of the week with no 7-night minimum restrictions! This allows KEES guests to choose a traditional full-week or partial-week Outer Banks vacation. Many of the Southern Shores area properties have a private pool, hot tub, and/or pets allowed. Also, you will find oceanfront, semi-oceanfront, and inland options. Search our vast selection of rental properties to find the one that fits the family's needs.
Southern Shores is the perfect location for your Outer Banks, North Carolina vacation. It is in a central location allowing easy access to both the northern beaches and southern beaches of the Outer Banks. Head north to the town of Duck where you will find local shops and delicious dining. Even further north is Corolla. Visit the Corolla Lighthouse and the historic Whalehead Club.
If you take a turn off Route 12 south which runs through Southern Shores and head down Croatan Hwy, you will work your way through the most populated areas of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head. In Kitty Hawk, you will find the Kitty Hawk Pier. Further south, you will run into more dining options, stores, miniature golf, and other activities of the Outer Banks. You will love being so close to so many things to do!
For the golfers in your group, Southern Shores is close to several golf courses. About five miles over the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge going into Currituck County, you will come to The Point Golf Course and Kilmarlic Golf Club. Head towards Kitty Hawk and you will find the Seascape Golf Course - about five miles.
Many visitors take advantage of the access to the ocean in Southern Shores. You will see many kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and windsurfers out on the water.
It should also be noted that Southern Shores, North Carolina, is a wonderful place to go outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles: