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

Duck, North Carolina

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

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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...
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...
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...
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
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...
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Dogs are welcome but they must be on-leash at this beach. Your pooch will love this dog friendly beach! If you're looking for pet friendly accommodations, check out nearby
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Surfs up at pup friendly Carolina Beach, North Carolina! All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. April 1st - September 30th, dogs are allowed on the beach during restricted hours BEFORE 9:00 AM and AFTER 5:00 PM.  Octob...
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...