Pet Friendly Policy

The beach is a great place to bring your dog but be aware of the local leash laws wherever you go to avoid any citations. Below are some of the leash laws for beaches in the Outer Banks.

Duck – Dogs are allowed on the beach and can be unleashed but their owners must keep a watchful eye on them. In other public places or parks, dogs must be leashed.

Southern Shores – Between May 15 and September 15 of each year, no dogs are allowed on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Seeing eye or guide dogs are the exception to this rule. Dogs are not permitted on the public beaches any other time of the year except if they are on a leash and they are under the control of owner or handler.

obx pet friendlyKitty Hawk – Dogs are permitted on public beaches but must have their current rabies tag on display. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, dogs can be on the beach as long as they are on a leash no longer than 12ft. Dogs can be off of their leash any time other than those listed above as long as they are within 30 feet of the person handling them, not disturbing other beach goers, and the dog handler has a leash no longer than 12ft on hand if needed. Violation of any of these rules shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $50.00.

Kill Devil Hills– Between May 1 and September 1 of each year, no dogs are allowed on the beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Seeing eye/service or handicap aide dogs are the exception to this rule. At all other times, dogs are permitted on the beach as long as they are on a leash and under the control of an owner/handler.

Nags Head – Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round as long as they are leashed and restrained by someone who is physically capable of controlling them.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Dogs are allowed year round on the beach as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than 6ft. Dogs are restricted from all designated swim beaches such as Coquina Beach, buildings, etc.

Contact

Cola Vaughan Realty
PO Box 1375 • Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252.573.2811
Email Inquiries To: vacations@obxcola.com