Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Southern Shores

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Southern Shores. Renowned for its beaches, dolphin watching and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Discover vineyards and boardwalks in Southern Shores

If you can pull yourself away from the sun-splashed decks and bubbling al fresco hot tubs of your Southern Shores vacation rentals for a spell, it's certainly worth heading north to quaint and charming Duck Town. There, the Town of Duck Boardwalk Park offers a winding, water-top walkway over the pretty Currituck Sound _ it's perfect ground for picnickers and birders. That's also where you can join excursions across the bay to Jarvisburg, home to Sanctuary Vineyards and their on-site tasting rooms.

Activities

Southern Shores is fun by the ocean

Just one glimpse at Southern Shores on the map should be enough to reveal what really drives people to this corner of the Outer Banks each summer: The ocean. The Atlantic caresses the whole eastern coastline of the town, giving way to soft, sloping beaches and some darn beautiful Southern Shores vacation rentals with views over the rollers. The result is a whole host of seaside enjoyments. You can sunbathe and splash in the shallows. You can wax down the surfboard and whizz over the swells of nearby riding spots. You can charter boats for fishing outings.

Weather

Get sun kissed in Southern Shores

Southern Shores vacation rentals go into hibernation during the winter months, when the Atlantic is wild and the frothing waves bring colder weather to the Outer Banks region. Much better is to come here with the crowds in the summer, between the months of June and August. That's when you can look forward to temperatures in the middle of the 80s, along with hot sea breezes. Spring and fall are also great times to settle in the villas, offering fewer people on the sands and mild, drier days to boot.

Natural features

Southern Shores takes the brunt of the Atlantic

Southern Shores sits between the other pretty beach towns of the so-called Outer Banks. This set of barrier islands that strings its way along the whole Eastern Seaboard between North Carolina and Virginia is home to some of the most beautiful sandy beaches this side of the Rockies, complete with swaying beds of seagrasses, undulating dunes, and sweeping wetland habitats in the sounds to their back. You can find breathtaking sunrises and lapping waves on the one side, while outings down the creeks of places like the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to the west are also on the menu.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Southern Shores

Fly into Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), the closest airport, located 15.5 mi (24.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Southern Shores?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,232 vacation rentals near Southern Shores. From 1,795 Houses to 123 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southern Shores for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Southern Shores?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southern Shores:

  • South Nags Head: 363 vacation rentals
  • Whalehead Beach: 1,228 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Sands: 888 vacation rentals
  • Corolla Light: 706 vacation rentals
  • Pine Island: 614 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Southern Shores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southern Shores. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Duck Woods Country Club: 4,225 vacation rentals
  • Outer Banks Visitors Bureau: 2,404 vacation rentals
  • Nags Head Fishing Pier: 2,829 vacation rentals
  • Jennette's Pier: 2,421 vacation rentals
  • Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center: 2,997 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southern Shores listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southern Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,795 Houses in Southern Shores. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southern Shores include:

  • Cottages: 123 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 240 rentals available
  • Cabins: 123 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southern Shores?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,484 vacation rentals with pool available in Southern Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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