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

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...
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...
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...
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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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Head out to the dog friendly beach at Freeman Park in North Carolina. From October 1st to March 31st dogs may be off leash. From April 1st to September 30th dogs must be leashed on the beach. This dog friendly beach is a real tail wagger...
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Located in the beautful Outer Banks of North Carolina, this dog friendly beach in Kill Devil Hills, NC is sure to please! Between May 1 and September 30 of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:...
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
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...
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