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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.


Activities and attractions in and around Southern Shores

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Southern Shores a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Duck Woods Country Club (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Sea Scape Golf Links (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Pointe Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Kilmarlic Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Paradise Fun Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Southern Shores

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southern Shores

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Southern Shores is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nags Head Woods Preserve (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Jockey's Ridge State Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Elizabethan Gardens (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Festival Park (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Currituck Beach (16.9 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Roanoke Island (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Southern Shores?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,912 house rentals around Southern Shores. From 1,495 Houses to 121 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Southern Shores is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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:

  • Whalehead Beach: 1,118 vacation rentals
  • South Nags Head: 319 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Sands: 800 vacation rentals
  • Monteray Shores: 452 vacation rentals
  • Pine Island: 560 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Southern Shores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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: 3,746 home rentals
  • Currituck Beach: 2,125 home rentals
  • Nags Head Woods Preserve: 2,557 home rentals
  • Jockey's Ridge State Park: 2,465 home rentals
  • Holy Redeemer Catholic Church: 3,182 home 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 1,495 Houses in Southern Shores. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southern Shores include:

  • Cottages: 121 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 216 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 121 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 1,278 vacation homes with pool available in Southern Shores.

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