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Bring your four legged, furry friend can complete your vacation and we want to make sure you know where you can bring them. The Outer Banks 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. Make sure to check out all of our dog-friendly rentals as well.
Dogs are allowed year round on a 6 foot leash or shorter.
Year round pet-friendly beaches! Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.
Dogs are allowed on the beach, unleashed, year round. Owner must have a watchful eye on them as a courtesy 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.
Your pet must be on a 6’ leash at all times and are prohibited within any resource closure. Pets are not allowed on designated swim beaches or in buildings. Horses are allowed so as long as they are ridden in areas vehicles are permitted to drive, except campgrounds. Please use ORV ramps when crossing dunes
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.
From Memorial day until the day after Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach with a leash no longer than 12 feet long. Dogs must have rabies tags visible at all times and owners must have waste bags or containers available at all times. During other months, dogs may be taken off leash if they are well-behaved and will not disturb other beach goers.
Dogs are allowed year round, on a leash no longer than 10 feet.
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.
*As always please be respectful and clean up after you dog. This is a blanket Outer Banks rule.