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Your Guide to the Best Pet-Friendly Beaches in NC


Are you planning a beach vacation for your whole family, including those members with four legs? Look no further than Emerald Isle! Our beaches are clean, gorgeous, and (most importantly), pet-friendly! And with the amazing selection of dog-friendly properties from Spinnaker’s Reach, you’re sure to have the vacation of a lifetime! Find out everything you need to know about one of the best pet-friendly beaches in NC!

If you’re looking for fun things to do when you visit one these pet-friendly beaches in NC, you’re in luck! Our free Vacation Guide provides you with everything you need to plan a trip to Emerald Isle. Whether you’re looking for the best restaurants, historic spots, or hiking trails, our Vacation Guide can help. Download our free Vacation Guide and start planning your trip to the Crystal Coast today!

Visit the Best Pet-Friendly Beaches in NC

While many beaches only allow pets on the beach during specific times or seasons, the Town of Emerald Isle welcomes dogs on the beaches all year-round. The town does require that dogs stay on their leash and the owners pick up after them. Other than that, you and your four-legged friend are free to enjoy the beautiful shoreline! Many visitors spend a day at The Point, Emerald Isle’s most popular beach. However, you and your dog may prefer to get away from the crowds. The beaches on Coast Guard Road are ideal for that. Our selection of rental homes sit on the edge of this section, so the beaches are easily accessible from your Spinnaker’s Reach rental home.

Check out More Pet-Friendly Attractions

Explore the rest of Emerald Isle with your pet! Emerald Isle Woods Park allows dogs (as long as they are on a leash). This beautiful park is located along Coast Guard Road and features over 41 acres of gorgeous land. You’ll find walking trails, a disc golf course, and a floating dock over Bogue Sound. Whether you’re hiking with just your dog or you’re bringing the whole family along, you’re sure to have a great day at this park!

There are also some dog-friendly restaurants in Emerald Isle! The Village Market and Michaelangelo’s Pizza & Subs both allow dogs to join their owners on their outdoor patio.

Stay in a Pet-Friendly Rental

If you’re planning on visiting the best pet-friendly beaches in NC, you’ll want to stay in the best pet-friendly rentals in Emerald Isle! Spinnaker’s Reach has a great selection of properties that allow dogs, from oceanside to interior.

Consider renting Daydream Believer, a cheery ranch-style home located in a quiet cul-de-sac. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom rental is just minutes from the beach and features a golf cart and a private pool. Spend your evening with the family in the living room or enjoy a delicious meal in the breakfast nook, which is right by the quaint kitchen. There is an office connected to the kitchen which features an extra refrigerator as well as a daybed with a trundle. It allows up to two dogs with a pet fee. This is the ideal home for families who don’t want to sacrifice privacy or comfort during their Emerald Isle vacations.


Browse through our full list of rental properties and book today! We look forward to having you.


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