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Familiarize yourself with Southern Shores, North Carolina before your next trip to the Outer Banks. Be sure to check out our available rentals in Duck and don’t forget to check the forecast before you go. To get a better understanding of average commute times, browse our mileage chart and estimated driving times to other areas of the Outer Banks and important landmarks in the area. 


DUCK Beach Accesses

The town of Duck DOES NOT have any PUBLIC beach accesses. Many communities do have private neighborhood accesses and wooden walk-overs for residents, renters, and guests.

  • Barrier Island - Gated Community, Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway
  • Caffey's Inlet - Lifeguard, Soundside Beach, and Pier
  • Christopher Drive - Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway
  • Four Seasons Lane - Gated Community, Lifeguard, Two Walkways, Parking
  • South Snow Geese** - Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway
  • Scarborough Lane** - Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway
  • Plover Drive** - Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway, Parking for residents only
  • Sprigtail Drive - Lifeguard, Wooden Walkway, NO PARKING


  • From Duck to Corolla: 15.5 Miles, Approximately 25 Minutes
  • From Duck to Kill Devil Hills: 11 Miles, Approximately 20 Minutes
  • From Duck to Nags Head: 17 Miles, Approximately 30 Minutes
  • From Duck to Manteo: 26 Miles, Approximately 45 Minutes
  • From Duck to the Wright Brothers National Memorial: 12 Miles, Approximately 25 Minutes
  • From Duck to Cape Hatteras: 73 Miles, Approximately 1 Hour & 45 Minutes
  • From Duck to Ocracoke Island: 103 Miles, Approximately 3 Hours & 10 Minutes including Ferry Ride (1 Hour)
  • From Duck to H2OBX Waterpark: 13 Miles, Approximately 25 Minutes
  • From Duck to Norfolk International Airport (ORF): 82 Miles, Approximately 1 Hour & 35 Minutes