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.



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This lovely vacation home, complete with an elevator, is located on a quiet dead end street in family oriented Seacrest Village. No public access to this street so the beach is very private. This house is only “64 steps” to the beach, which is great for kids as it is a quick walk back and forth to the house for lunch/bathroom breaks wit
0454 - DAWN TREADER
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 7 baths 1 half baths
Guests 14 guests
Gorgeous, spacious home! Relax and enjoy the fabulous sunsets and tranquility from the multiple decks. Beautifully landscaped, elegant home with many places for your family to spread out and enjoy their vacation.Level 1:Under house parking, laundry room, large recreation room, refrigerator, full bath, and big screen HDTV, Electronic Arcade gam
1087 - DUCK DUCHESS
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Duck Location: Soundside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 5 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 guests
“Turtle Tales” will have you and your family feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! This beautiful, pet-friendly home in the highly sought after Chicahauk community offers a location where you will enjoy the benefits of bike paths, walking paths, private beach parking and Trinite Park, which features a basketball and tennis court, playground
1377 - TURTLE TALES
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 6 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 guests
Nestled among oak trees at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this cozy beach house will deliver the vacation of your dreams. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath beach house sits up high on an elevated lot just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. The serenity of the live oaks on three sides provides privacy and shade for your vacation and parking is a breeze with 3 de
1372 - THE TREEHOUSE
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Corolla Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths 1 half baths
Guests 8 guests
Oceanfront home with cathedral ceiling, and private deck.Level 1:Great room with sitting area. Separate media area, flat screen CATV, Blu-ray player, media player with radio/CD player and Bluetooth, DVD player; kitchen; dining area seats 8 - 10; 2 master bedrooms (1 with Queen, 1 with Twins), 2 tiled baths (1 with tub and shower, 1 with shower), la
0143 - HOOK, LINE AND SINKER
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanfront Turn Day: Saturday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 6 guests
Spacious 3,300 square feet plus 3,000 square feet decks, plenty of parking. Six master bedrooms. Straight shot (five minute walk) to Hillcrest life-guarded beach. All bedrooms have private bath and deck access.Level 1:Recreation room/master bedroom equipped for kids: Daybed, Futon, CATV; bath with shower, laundry room, 2nd refrigerator, laundry tub
0432 - DUNESBERRY
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms
Bathrooms 6 baths 1 half baths
Guests 18 guests
Located on a quiet, low-traffic street with private surroundings; this home is great for guests to enjoy walking, biking, or jogging. It’s backed up to common wooded area with wraparound covered decks, offering quiet reading areas. A screened in porch provides a relaxing outdoor living space. A playground nearby has basketball &
0440 - AS A SEA SPRITE
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths
Guests 8 guests
Relax at this cozy beach cottage, “The Circle R” in Southern Shores, located Oceanside off of Route 12 (Duck Road) Between Kitty Hawk and Duck. You will immediately feel at home when you walk in, finding a very comfortable environment with casual décor. There are many things to enjoy. Kick back in the living room at the bar, cook
1334 - THE CIRCLE R
Pets Alllowed Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Oceanside Turn Day: Friday
Bedrooms 3 bedrooms
Bathrooms 2 baths
Guests 7 guests
Beautiful home that sits on a high dune with slight ocean views. Lots of room for a large family or two. Recreation room, large pool, lots of decks, two master bedrooms, easy access to life guarded beach, access to sound, biking, walking, running path. Full bedroom and bath on ground level.Level 1:Recreation room with CATV/DVD player; 1 bedroom (wi
1005 - CANARY DUNE
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 4 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 guests
Only 200 yards to beach access, enjoy this home on a quiet cul-de-sac with horizon ocean views in an all-residential area.Level 1:4 bedrooms (1 with King, 2 with Queen and Twin, 1 with 2 Bunk sets and TV, 2 full baths.Level 2:Master bedroom (with King, CATV, private bath with jacuzzi tub/shower, deck). Great room with CATV, DVD/CD player, wet bar,
0284 - PRECIOUS RAPTURE
Pets Alllowed Hot Tub Linens No Smoking Private Pool
Community: Southern Shores Location: Westside Turn Day: Sunday
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms
Bathrooms 3 baths 1 half baths
Guests 12 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

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