Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Pet-Friendly OBX Beach Town of Southern Shores

Seagull in flight by Seaside Photography
Southern Shores, NC, is the third area from the northernmost portion of the Outer Banks peninsula.

 Much like the neighboring town of Duck, Southern Shores was developed by Dare County approving large Subdivisions, and the rest of the township has private beach access with permits issued by the town for property owners. There is no public oceanfront access in the town of Southern Shores, NC.

Dogs must be leashed year-round within the Town of Southern Shores, including beaches. From May 15th - September 15th, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. You must always clean up after your pet. For a complete list of Beach Rules in the town of Southern Shores, please visit:

Driving on the beach in the town of Southern Shores is Prohibited at all times.
The town of Southern Shores has a 2022 beach nourishment project in the works, but a time schedule has not been posted at this time. However, the Town of Southern Shores has issued a statement that "the beach will remain accessible during construction." 

There is a paved pedestrian path; parallel to Highway 12 that runs the length of the Town of Southern Shore, a little over four miles and north into the neighboring town of Duck. This path is inviting for a short or a long stroll.

On the west side of the peninsula, all sound front access property is privately owned. Luckily there are a few pet-friendly rental properties among them. The sunsets on the sound side are magnificently unforgettable. 

The Town of Southern Shores, NC, truly is a great pet-friendly vacation destination. In fact, the Volunteer Southern Shores Fire Department is hosting one of the Outer Banks Pet Events at the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department located at 15 S Dogwood Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC to benefit OBX Coastal Humane Society. For more details on this Outer Banks Pet Event scheduled for Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th, 2021; please see :

 "Santa Paws is coming to town."

Pet Supplies in Southern Shores, NC

 5545 N Croatan Highway
 Southern Shores, NC 27949

5543 N Croatan Highway
Southern Shores, NC 27949

The Outer Banks is a Great Pet-Friendly Vacation Destination Year Round.
If you would like to vacation in the town of Southern Shores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a Pet-Friendly Vacation Home, please get in touch with one of the following vacation rental home companies: 

4607 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4444

3620 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-5500
5 Ocean Blvd 
Southern Shores, NC 27949
(800) 334-1000

6385 N Croatan Hwy #101
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-1152

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