Bring your four legged, furry friend can complete your vacation and we want to make sure you know where you can bring them. Make sure to check out all of our dog-friendly rentals as well.
Duck*: Dogs are allowed on the beach, unleashed, year round. Owner must have a watchful eye on them as a curtesy to other beach goers. Of course, your dog must be fully vaccinated as well and properly identified. The town of Duck beach is resident only, with no public parking available.
Southern Shores*: Dogs are allowed on the beach, leashed, before 9am and after 6pm May to September. Outside of those months, just the standard leash rule (no longer than 10 foot leash) applies.
Kitty Hawk*: From Memorial day until the day after Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach with a leash no longer than 12 feet long. Dog must have rabies tag visible at all times and owner must have waste bags or container available at all times. Other months dogs may be taken off leash if they are well-behaved and will not disturb other beach goers.
Nags Head*: Dogs are allowed year round, on a leash no longer than 10 feet.
Kill Devil Hills*: Between Memorial Day and through Labor Day dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9am-6pm. Days outside of that time period dogs are allowed on the beach, on leash.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore*: Dogs are allowed year round on a 6 foot leash or shorter.
The Outer Banks also boasts plenty of walking and hiking trails that are perfect for you and your dog to get some exercise. The Croatan, Roanoke, Currituck, and Pamlico sounds are great for dogs to play in the shallow waters.
What to Bring for Your Pet:
Make sure you pack your pet's toys, travel food bowl and water dish, plenty of fresh water, and any medicine that need or may need. A sturdy leash that will be able to be used and allow your pet to be active. It's never a bad idea to bring copies of your pet's vaccinations and always have your pet's identification and rabies vaccination visible.
*As always please be respectful and clean up after you dog. This is a blanket Outer Banks rule.