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3 Great Dog Friendly Beaches in NC Your Pet Will Love!


As the saying goes, dog is a man’s best friend. However, we know they can even be members of the family. When you go on vacation, you shouldn’t have to leave your furbaby with strangers. There are some amazing dog friendly beaches in NC that you and your pet can visit and enjoy together. Imagine your pal romping through the surf with its teeth clenched over a frisbee, giving you that wide-eyed doggie smile! Make sure to include all the members of your family in the memories you make on this year’s vacation, and check out the list below!

Before you pack up the treats and signal Fido into the back seat to enjoy one of these dog friendly beaches in NC, make sure you have a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s a wonderful way to learn about all that the Crystal Coast has to offer, and full of ideas about fun things to experience during your stay. With amazing restaurants, interesting attractions, and stimulating outdoor activities, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauty and culture of the North Carolina coast. When you have the Vacation Guide, you’ll already have all the information you need in one convenient place! Using the guide makes it easy to have a great time during your family’s next trip to beautiful Emerald Isle!

3 Great Dog Friendly Beaches in NC

Emerald Isle Beach

There are many dog friendly beaches in NC, but the beautiful Crystal Coast has some of the best. Emerald Isle offers up its own beach to pet lovers. Feel free to bring your dog to this natural, largely undeveloped beach for swimming, boating, frisbee, sunset walks, and more. Emerald Isle Beach covers 12 miles of shoreline, so there is plenty of space for your pets to run and play!

Atlantic Beach

When you come to the Crystal Coast, you’ll also have access to Atlantic Beach. It’s a quick trip from Emerald Isle, and is also home to Fort Macon State Park. This beach allows you to walk the dog along the shore or swim in the surf while still leashed. Enjoy the sun, sand, history, and even a little light birding with your loyal companion by your side!

Hammocks Beach State Park

Hammocks Beach State Park is another one of the best dog friendly beaches in NC. Bring your dog to the beach on a leash, and enjoy natural beauty of the park. Although dogs are not allowed in the swimming area at Hammocks Beach, they are permitted to be in the water in other parts of the grounds. They are also allowed on Bear Island; you’ll just have to find a way over other than the ferry.

Spinnakers Reach Vacation Realty Offers Pet Friendly Rental Homes

When you and your four-legged family members come to the Crystal Coast to enjoy some of the best dog friendly beaches in NC, we’ll be glad to welcome you at one of our Spinnaker’s Reach vacation homes. Our rentals will give your family the sense of luxury they deserve during a gorgeous coastal getaway. With easy access to beaches, restaurants, shops, and more, they’re ideally located for those who want to enjoy time on the water with their pets. You and your furbaby will also have access to many amazing outdoor activities during your stay. With a number of stunning rentals to choose from, you can be sure that we have one that’s perfect for every dog (and their people). Contact us today! We’ll be happy to assist you in planning an amazing vacation to Emerald Isle, NC!

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