dog enjoying a pet friendly vacation rentals on the outer banksIf you’re planning a beach vacation and want to bring your pet along we have many Outer Banks pet friendly rentals available for your stay. We understand that no family wants to go away on vacation and leave their pet behind. It’s sad for everyone involved but especially the kids. All of the fun you will have at the beach can be enhanced by having your best four-legged buddy along. In addition, some of our homes come complete with fenced in yards offering safety for your pet and children and peace of mind for you.

The pet friendly homes we have available come in a nice assortment of 4 to 9 bedrooms — large enough to hold any size family and their pets comfortably. These homes are spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished beach homes with separate bedrooms, bathrooms, well-equipped kitchens and dining areas.

You’ll be happy to discover that the majority of people on the Outer Banks are pet friendly. This means you’ll be able to take your pet with you to the beach.  Just please pick up after your dog.  Our Outer Banks pet friendly rentals are within an easy walk to the water and many of our guests enjoy walking their pets there multiple times a day.

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Dogs on Beaches

Leash Laws


Town of Corolla – (252) 232-2075
Leashes are required but there are no length requirements.

Town of Duck – (252) 255-1234
Dogs are allowed on the beach unleashed, but should be under careful supervision for safety and courtesy.

Town of Kill Devil Hills – (252) 449-5300
Between May 1 and September 30 of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. unless being used to aid a handicapped person. At all other times, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beaches except upon a leash and under the control of owner or handler. 

Town of Kitty Hawk – (252) 261-3552
Dogs are allowed on beaches between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm from the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day. Dogs must have a current rabies tag. Leash law requires leash does not exceed twelve (12) feet in length. Well trained dogs may be unleashed under close supervision of owner, not to exceed thirty (30) feet in distance between owner and dog.

Town of Nags Head – (252) 441-5508
Leash law requires leash not to exceed ten (10) feet in length. Leashed pets allowed on towns beaches year round.

Town of Southern Shores – (252) 261-2394
Dogs are allowed on the beaches before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from May 15th to September 15th of each year. Leash law requires leash not to exceed ten (10) feet in length. Leash laws are enforced year round.

Outer Banks Pet Medical Care & Boarding

Martin’s Point Veterinary 252-261-2250
6405 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Milepost 0

Coastal Animal Hospital 252-261-3960
3616 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Milepost 5

Outer Banks Vet 252-715-1407
3723 N Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Milepost 4.5

Animal Hospital of Nags Head 252-441-8611
101 East Dowitcher Street, Nags Head, NC 27959 Milepost 14

Roanoke Island Animal Clinic 252-473-3117
107 Russell Twiford Road, Manteo, NC 27954