Which of the Outer Banks Islands & Towns is the Best for You?

The beauty of the Outer Banks Islands is waiting to be discovered. From the windswept sand dunes that line the shore to the incredible lighthouses that pepper the coast, there’s always something new to explore. If you’re having trouble narrowing down where you’d like to stay during your vacation, you’ve come to the perfect place! We have the insider information you need to pick the best spot.

For even more local insight and suggestions, take a look at our free vacation guide! Inside, you’ll discover all the best attractions, whether it’s excellent seafood restaurants or fantastic outdoor recreation.

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Outer Banks Towns

Corolla

Mustangs Running among Sand Dunes

Located on the northern end of the Outer Banks, Corolla is home to miles of beautiful beaches where the wild horses run free. The town is also full of fabulous restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, and golfing. Corolla is home to the Carova and Swan Beach areas which are only accessible by 4-wheel drive. With no commercial properties, this is the ultimate place to relax.

You’ll find a selection of homes nestled in the woods or sitting high on a dune facing the ocean. Whether you’re searching for a small getaway, a large 18-bedroom vacation home, or something in between, we have several Corolla homes for sale to suit your needs!

Duck

Duck is well known for its pet-friendly beach, waterfront shopping and dining, the Duck Jazz Festival, and the Soundside Boardwalk. The town is quaint and full of friendly people and laid-back vibes. If you’re interested in finding a home that offers the best access to Duck activities and attractions, take a look at our blog on the inside scoop on Duck Real Estate

Southern Shores

Nestled between Kitty Hawk and Duck, Southern Shores offers a unique, quiet retreat that differs from its neighboring coastal towns. With large sound front and canal front lots, Southern Shores is perfect for those looking for a peaceful escape away from the busyness of the Outer Banks. Pass the time by collecting shells on the beach, enjoying a round of golf, or exploring the extensive network of walking and cycling paths throughout Southern Shores. Many homes for sale in Southern Shores, NC, also have private beach access!

Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, one of the most popular Outer Banks towns, is known for its first flight namesake, surfing, boating, kayaking, and golfing. It’s an adventurous town with plenty to offer! Browse our list of things to do in Kitty Hawk to get a better idea of what to do in the area. At Shoreline OBX, we have a fantastic assortment of homes for sale in Kitty Hawk ranging from small oceanside cottages to spacious mansions. 

Kill Devil Hills

Wright Brothers National Memorial

If you want to be at the center of all the action, Kill Devil Hills is the perfect place for you. With endless opportunities for outdoor activities, fabulous dining options, local events, and fishing, you won’t be short on things to do in Kill Devil Hills. Spend your time fishing off the Avalon fishing pier, savoring delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants, or simply relaxing in your beautiful Kill Devil Hills home.

Nags Head

Since its beginning in the 1800s, Nags Head has been the home to many charming, single-family cottages. This town is best known for its abundance of fabulous activities and attractions including the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Jockeys Ridge State Park, several fishing piers, historic and art districts, wonderful golf, walking and bike paths, and the Bodie Island Lighthouse.

At Shoreline OBX, we have some of the most sought-after Nags Head cottages in the area. Browse our homes for sale in Nags Head and find the perfect place to call home.

Stay in a Shoreline OBX Vacation Rental!

view of living room in ruff life vacation rentalAfter a day of exploring the Outer Banks Islands, return to your spacious beach vacation rental from Shoreline OBX and unwind. Whether this is your first time visiting or you’ve been vacationing here for years, our properties are the perfect home base.

Once you’ve decided on which area you’d like to stay in, take a look at our properties by region! Our Outer Banks house and condo rentals come completely furnished, are beautifully decorated, and feature an assortment of luxurious amenities. Whether you’re vacationing with your family or you’re arriving with a group of families or friends, we have plenty of comfortable and spacious rentals that will surely be able to accommodate your group.

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