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Finding your way - The Dolphin Inn's central location gives you more time to relax. It's a short one-and-a-half block walk to the beach. Head in either direction on Route 12 North to find shops, restaurants and commercial conveniences. Here's how to navigate to a few important places. 

Getting there and away

The Dolphin Inn, Southern Shores, conveniently sits on the Outer Banks, NC, just two miles north of the causeway/Wright Memorial Bridge. When selecting a route to the Outer Banks, consider season and time of day. For more details see the map to the left from Visit, or visit

To the Beach

It's just 1.5 blocks to the beach. Beach castle properties instead of high-density hotels or condos make Southern Shores beaches accessible and less busy. For guests with limited mobility or lots of gear, we provide a beach wagon and a parking permit. 

Close to everything

Duck’s tempting dining, galleries and boutiques are a short drive or bike ride to the north.


To the south, find Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar and Wine Cafe, 1 Ocean Blvd, 252-480-0023.  


Also, Southern Shore's Marketplace (5539 N Croatan Hwy, 704-319-4936)

     Food Lion 252-261-3205

     Bonnie's Bagels 252-255-2888

     Cosmo’s Pizzeria 252-261-8388

     Urgent Care 252-449-7474



Across the street,

     Harris Teeter Grocery 252-261-2220

     Carawan Seafood 252-261-2120


     ABC Liquor Store 252-261-2477

     and more! 

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