Dog Friendly Outer Banks Vacations

If you're a dog lover, then you know just how enjoyable it is to bring your dog with you on new adventures. One dog-friendly adventure your furry pal is sure to love is an Outer Banks vacation! Bringing your dog with you to the OBX multiplies the fun for both you and your pet. With dog-friendly beaches and plenty of vacation rentals that allow dogs, there's no wonder with Outer Banks is so popular with dog lovers.

We know that traveling with your pooch can make things more complicated and raise questions about the area. That's why we've organized all the dog-friendly information you could need for bringing your dog with you to the Outer Banks. You'll find tips, leash laws, and dog-friendly vacation ideas below.



Everything You Need To Know For Your OBX Vacation With Your Pet


Now that you have reserved the perfect dog-friendly vacation rental, it's time to pack! Sometimes packing can be pretty hectic and we want your vacation experience to go as smoothly as possible. Because of this, we have put together a packing checklist for you and your dogs.

Dog Beach Activities

Now that you have found a dog-friendly home and packed everything you will need for your dog, it's time to hit the beach. A lot of us wonder what can my dog do at the beach since it's so hot out? Well, here is a list of things we recommend doing with your pup.

Pet-Friendly OBX Dining

Why leave your four-legged family members at home? Bring them with you on your night out on the town. Here is a list of restaurants that welcome your dog to their outdoor dining areas. We recommend some "table manners" training prior to bringing them to a restaurant.

Outer Banks Leash Laws

For each town on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, there are different regulations regarding bringing your dog to the beach. We welcome them into the area to have as much fun as possible while at the same time keeping in mind the safety of others.

Boarding & Veterinary

What should you do with your dog while the family goes on an all-day shopping excursion or attend an event that doesn't allow dog? The services below will have you covered!.

Beach Tips for Dogs

When you are planning to bring your dog to enjoy your Outer Banks vacation with you, you need to prepare and pack for him or her, just as you would for your other children. You'll want to ensure that your dog has everything necessary to have a safe, fun, relaxing and fun vacation!

Outer Banks Dog Parks

There are plenty of fun and engaging things to do with your family dog while you are staying in your Outer Banks vacation rental. After all those warm naps on the beach, your dog will appreciate a trip to one of these interactive attractions!

Outer Banks Pet Stores

Your dog is bound to have some fun stepping into these beachy pet stores.



Properties Available 123 properties available
You won't have to worry about a thing, when you stay at the "Three Little Birds" cottage. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is a short walk to your no public beach access which is only 275 yards away on a very private street. When you are ready to escape the heat, take a dip in the private pool surrounded by live oaks or relax in the hot tu
0767 - THREE LITTLE BIRDS (formerly Getaway)
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 10 guests
The perfect home for a memorable family vacation! The Happy Clam is located in a quiet and peaceful setting shaded by natural pine and oak trees. Just a short walk (200 yards) to beach access, the home is also within two easy miles of shopping and restaurants, and surrounded by interconnected walking and bike paths. From our expansive decks, savor
0615 - THE HAPPY CLAM
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 2 half baths
Guests 8 guests
24 By The Shore is beach living 24 hours a day! And you can start early by not waiting in traffic with a Friday check in! The layout of this beautiful oceanside home is perfect for a family or families with bedrooms located on opposite sides of the main level separated by a living room with plenty of space to spread out. Recently updated déc
0199 - 24 BY THE SHORE
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 2 half baths
Guests 8 guests
BAUGH is a 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath vacation home with an open floor plan, giving you a spacious living and dining room, and a large, open kitchen equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, and breakfast table plus the bedrooms all on one floor. It’s a classic “old style” beach cottage with wooden walls and hig
0303 - BAUGH
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Sit on top of the world and take in the ocean views from your own paradise! Situated on a tall, semi-oceanfront hill in Duck. You can enjoy the ocean both inside and out on the multiple decks facing the ocean. The home has a reverse floor plan that take full advantage of the views, with an open great room, including kitchen (with updated appliances
1350 - LOFTY VIEW
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Duck Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 10 guests
The MacAllister is a fun, friendly “beach bungalow” with a colorful, island vibe! You’ll melt into that laid back vacation mode as soon as you pull into the drive. The Mac’s electric turquoise blue says “it’s playtime"!MacAllister is a three bedroom, two bath, semi-oceanfront vacation home in a quiet neighbo
0083 - MACALLISTER
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
“Lady Cortez” is located in Duck’s Carolina Dunes Oceanside community and is an easy walk to the ocean and private sound access as well as the walking and bike path that leads to the quaint Village of Duck, NC. This spacious, bright and well maintained six bedroom home with Private Pool and Hot Tub will be the perfect getaway for
1344 - LADY CORTEZ
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Duck Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 5 baths 1 half baths
Guests 14 guests
Enjoy superb ocean views and great beach access from this 4,000 plus square foot, stunning home! With updated kitchen and new flooring for 2020, C'est Fini is the perfect home for your next Outer Banks vacation. 15 yards to beach access!Level 1:Recreation room with TV, DVD player, wet bar, pool table, 2nd full size refrigerator, powder room, Do
0537 - CEST FINI
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront-Semi Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths 2 half baths
Guests 16 guests
“Shangri-la” is a 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath oceanfront OBX property in the quaint town of Duck. This home has breathtaking wrap-around views from many different rooms and bathrooms, as well as waterfront views from the many decks. If the views aren’t enough, you’ll love the wooden path from the deck to the water. &ldqu
0226 - SHANGRI-LA
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Duck Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Looking for a private escape? You will find it in Mariah, an exceptional, light-filled home in Chicahauk on one of Southern Shores most sought after streets. Lovely, live oaks offer privacy and seclusion, less than a ten-minute walk from the beach. Spacious and-well maintained. Interior layout provides privacy inside the house as well. Three bedroo
0231 - MARIAH
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Make your vacation dreams come true in the pet friendly Firequacker. This completely remodeled home for the 2022 season will showcase an updated kitchen and bathrooms, including new appliances, wall mounted flat screen apple televisions, updated furnishings, décor, flooring, tiled showers, mattresses and bedding throughout! You will have to
1353 - FIREQUACKER
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Duck Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 8 guests
3,000 square-foot, oceanfront home all on one convenient level. Low-traffic area. Beautiful ocean views from large living area and separate dining room, modern kitchen and laundry area. Three of five bedrooms are oceanfront. Living/kitchen/dining area and four of five bedrooms have rare heartwood pine floors. Extensive use of varied-width tongue an
0363 - CAPTAINS R AND R
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 10 guests

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