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.

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Top Pet Friendly Beaches in North Carolina

Oak Island, North Carolina
Escape the hustle bustle and take a "beach day" or beach getaway with your pup at the dog friendly beaches of Oak Island, North Carolina. Dogs are welcome year round on both the East and West Beaches as long as they are on-leas...
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...
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Nothing better than a day at the beach with your pooch!  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is dog friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach with some restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from...
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...
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 ...
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
Corolla, North Carolina
Which way to the dog beach?  Corolla Beach welcomes dogs year round. Dogs are allowed on the beach with a year round leash law. Your pet must be on a leash at all times. Pet owners/handlers are responsible for removal of pet waste.
Manteo, North Carolina
Relax and unwind with your pooch at the beautiful Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Manteo in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained on a 6 ft. leash. Pets are prohibited on de...
Hatteras, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the first national seashore in the country!  It includes many attractions, both natural and historic.  These include lighthouses and lifesaving stations, picnic spots, camping areas, and programs on a s...