Visitors to Southern Shores will enjoy peaceful neighborhoods and quiet streets in a wooded natural setting. The pedestrian and bike-friendly avenues offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of other areas. Limited parking at a number of beach accesses along the four-mile of oceanfront is granted to guests or residents who have decals from rental companies or parking permits from the town. Two larger parking areas for Southern Shores beach access (Hillcrest Drive and Chicahauk Trail) require permits from the Southern Shores Civic Association or Chicahauk Property Owners Association.
Southern Shores does not have any public beach accesses. However, there are numerous neighborhood Southern Shores beach access locations and wooden walk-overs for town residents, renters and their guests only.
- Chicahauk Trail – Chicahauk property owner parking only, lifeguard, wood walkway, paved parking
Hillcrest Drive – Southern Shores Civic Association Parking only, lifeguard, wood walkway, paved parking, handicap beach access
- 142 Ocean Boulevard- limited parking, lifeguard
- Dogwood Trail – limited town parking, lifeguard
- Ocean View Loop – limited town parking, lifeguard, handicap beach access