Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Dog friendly beaches are a pooches’ happy place! From frolicking in the surf, digging in the sand, and soaking up the sun - what’s not to love? North Carolina has dog friendly beaches that your pooch will really dig! We’ve sniffed out the best NC dog friendly beaches that you and your four-legged beach buddy can enjoy together.

Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Nags Head, North Carolina

Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this beach. Leash should not exceed 10 ft.  Your pup will love playing in the surf and sand at this dog friendly beach in Nags Head, NC!

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Plan a trip to dog friendly Sunset Beach with your furry sidekick! Dog are welcome, however, there are some guidelines.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM  f
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocrakoke Island is the pearl of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  You and your pup will enjoy exploring this island -- including the beach! Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are...
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Looking for a great escape with your dog? Head out to enjoy the surf and the sun at Emerald Isle Beach.

Dogs are welcome on the beach year round as long as they are on-leash.  Off-leash frolicking is not allowed.

Duck, North Carolina

Dogs may play on the beach year-round, unleashed but under the watchful eye and control of their parents.  

Named one of the U.S.'s Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches!

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Kitty Hawk Beach is a dog friendly beach! From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 AM - 6:00 PM, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.  At all other days and times d...
Holden Beach, North Carolina
Dog friendly Holden Beach welcomes pooches to enjoy their beautiful beach in North Carolina. Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 20 - September 10, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All other dates/times, dogs are welcome. Dogs mu...
Bald Head Island, North Carolina
Enjoy a day at the beach with your four-legged sidekick at dog friendly Bald Head Island beach. Dogs must be on-leash during the daytime.  Dogs can run and play off-leash after sunset and before sunrise, except during turtle season, May 1 - N...
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Run, walk, or jog along the surf with your dog at this dog friendly beach. Wrightsville is a dog friendly beach but only allows dogs at certain times of the year. From April 1st to September 30th dogs are not allowed on the beach. Other ...
Oak Island, North Carolina
Pack up your pooch and head to Caswell Beach for a day of fun and exploration. Dogs on leashes are allowed year round on the beach, as long as they do not threaten or bother others. Dogs not leashed, but under control of their parents, a...