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Pet 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.


Dog Friendly Homes

Click for a detailed list of nearly 200 dog-friendly vacation homes Southern Shores Realty provides. Whether you are seeking a small beach cottage for two or a luxury oceanfront vacation rental for the entire family, we have dog-friendly vacation rentals in all sizes and areas!

Dog Vacation Checklist

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.

Outer Banks Dog-Friendly Beach Activities

Now that you have found a dog-friendly home, packed everything you will need for your dog, it's time to get to 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.

Dog-Friendly Outer Banks 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.

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.

Pet Stores

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

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!

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!