Two Paws up for the Best Dog-Friendly Guide to Emerald Isle

Bring Fido on your next vacation! Boarding comes at an extreme financial and emotional cost to you and your pet. Why leave them behind when there are plenty of dog-friendly things to do and places to stay in Emerald Isle? Explore the best beaches, restaurants, and parks with the company of your four-legged family member. Discover Fido’s favorite spots with our dog-friendly guide to Emerald Isle 

Browse our Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals to sniff out the best place to stay in Emerald Isle. Spinnaker’s Reach Realty has a large selection of pet-friendly rentals to choose from. The best part? Many have spacious yards and are near the beach for endless outdoor adventure!  

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Emerald Isle 

Fido’s Favorite Spots on Our Dog-Friendly Guide to Emerald Isle  

Where will you take Fido during your trip to the Crystal Coast? A young pup may like splashing in the ocean, while a wise old boy is content laying under your chair at a restaurant, just waiting for something to drop. No matter what you think your dog may like to do, there’s an option in Emerald Isle! Our area is extremely dog-friendly, so there’s a lot to choose from!  

Below are a handful of our favorite ways to spend the day exploring with man’s best friend.  

Pet-Friendly Beaches in North Carolina 

Sandy shakes await at pet-friendly beaches in North Carolina! The best dog-friendly beach on the Crystal Coast is Emerald Isle Beach. This largely undeveloped beach is 100 percent dog-friendly all year long, which means you don’t have to get up and the crack of dawn to enjoy some sun and sand with your pup. We’re confident it will become you and your pup’s favorite spot in Emerald Isle! Remember, dogs must be leashed at all times and owners are required to pick up after them. Be sure you’re familiar with the Town of Emerald Isle Beach Regulations before leashing up and heading out! 

Emerald Isle Woods Park 

Explore the trails at Emerald Isle Woods Park with your pup! This 41-acre park boasts walking, hiking, and birding trails that are suited for on-leash dogs. The most popular trail is roughly one-mile long and follows along the outskirts of the park. Then, let your dog rest his paws and get a drink of water at the park’s picnic area. Emerald Isle Woods Park also has a pier. Spend a quiet afternoon on the dock with your pup waiting for a big catch. Be sure to let Fido get a sniff before releasing it back into the water! 

Hammocks Beach State Park 

Spend a day on the water with your pup at Hammocks Beach State Park. It’s about a 25-minute drive from Emerald Isle, but is worth every minute! Explore the shoreline with your leashed dog, (No pups in the swimming area, please!) or rent a kayak and head to Bear Island. Your pup will love traversing the kayak trails like real outdoor adventurers 

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Emerald Isle 

An afternoon on the beach or at the park is sure to wear out even the rowdiest pups. Rest and refuel with a delicious meal at one of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Emerald Isle. These eateries boast outdoor patios that are a great place to bring your dog to dine alongside you!  


Just finished your morning romp at the beach? Head to Muttigan’s! This coffee shop and pet supply store has treats for both you and your pup to enjoy. Humans will love the specially-crafted espresso drinks, while Fido can enjoy a pup cup. The pup cups at Muttigan’s are whipped cream topped with Fido’s choice of a lamb, beef, or peanut butter flavored biscuit! Muttigan’s also sells other dog supplies like food and toys.  

The Village Market  

The Village Market is a no-frills spot to enjoy lunch with your pup. This quaint eatery boasts a diverse menu with sandwiches, quesadillas, pastries, and more that you can enjoy on the open-air outdoor patio.  

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Emerald Isle, NC 

Welcome to Magnolia Breeze!
Welcome to Magnolia Breeze!

The whole family can rest their paws at one of our pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Spinnaker’s Reach Realty boasts a selection of 24 pet-friendly properties on the Crystal Coast. These homes have enough space for the whole family to rest their legs after a day of exploring! Most of these homes have spacious yards suitable for a good old-fashion game of fetch. What’s more? Our rental homes are also located just minutes away from the beach 

Get great rates on a pet-friendly rental when you book direct and avoid third-party fees. Compare our rates. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to save big on your next trip to Emerald Isle! 

Browse a full inventory of our pet-friendly rentals and be sure to use our dog-friendly guide to Emerald Isle to help you plan. A tail waggin’ good time awaits!