A stunning area of Wrightsville Beach to visit during low tide. Make sure not to let your dogs into the dunes, which are roped off to protect bird nesting.
It was a gorgeous day for a stroll on the beach. We had a blast!
A stunning area of Wrightsville Beach to visit during low tide. Make sure not to let your dogs into the dunes, which are roped off to protect bird nesting.
It was a gorgeous day for a stroll on the beach. We had a blast!


Leashed pets are welcome during the off-season (October 1 to March 31) at this beautiful, clean beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from April 1 to September 30. Please note: Leash laws are strictly enforced and fines are $250.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Wrightsville Beach has received a rating of 2.5 out of 5 bones by 13 dog owners on BringFido.

  • May. 24, 2019
    One bone is too much

    With limited parking and a parking increase, plus lack of facilities, decent places to eat and lack of dog friendly beaches... let's just say you're better off going to Topsail. Parking is free, decent food options and dog friendly. It's amazing how delusional the people of Wrightsville are. Jacking up parking prices without many parking options and having sub-par entertainment or food options... money can't buy class or a brain.

  • Dec. 19, 2018
    Off seasons are great!

    The off season for taking my dog, Pongo is great! We've gone twice this year so far and are going back tomorrow! Keep them on a leash, but if you get a 30ft leash for $10 on amazon, they can still run around to get out some energy while also having control!

  • More than one year ago.
    Perfect Off-Season

    I love bringing my dog to Wrightsville Beach during the off-season! Dogs must be leashed but can still have fun! It’s beautiful all year round. Dogs are not allowed from April-September to protect our endangerd nesting birds and sea turtles. If the birds see a dog, they will fly away from their nest and the sun or a gull will kill the babies. Off-leash dogs can also dig up a turtle or bird nest. Please follow the rules on the beach to protect ALL of our animals!

  • More than one year ago.
    Tourist Unattraction

    Took my dog six years ago to this beach and was politely asked to remove her, so sad to see that WB hasn't evolved with the times. My dog is not a dog but my "fur baby" and as such goes everywhere with me and this beach will not be in our travel plans this year. Way to go Wilmington NC!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Not dog friendly

    I agree with the others this is not a dog friendly beach. Dogs should be allowed (on leash) during peak season. Guess I will be going to a real PET Friendly beach this weekend.

  • More than one year ago.
    this beach can go to hell

    Not friendly for dogs with the off season only. Stupid dog haters, fluffed up snot nosed jerks don't like dogs having fun during the best time of summer

  • More than one year ago.

    They are not dog friendly at all at Wrightsville Beach. I have a Golden and in true retriever form he loves to swim and chase a tennis ball. He pays no mind to anyone else on the beach and people love watching him crash through the waves. I was cited $250 for having him off a leash while he was in the water! Not cool.

  • More than one year ago.
    I wouls NOT call this dog friendly

    Absolutely no dogs from May-Oct 1, even in the early morning. Off season, as others mentioned, they will levy high fines for any dog off leash. Do your dogs a favor and go somewhere else!!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Dog friendly my a**

    No dogs in September?? On a leash at all times?? $250 fine for first occurance?? You call this dog friendly?? I'll never go back to Wrightsville Beach.

  • More than one year ago.
    I dig Wrightsville Beach

    Extremely clean beach. Happy place to be during the off season with my pup. Even happier when no one is around and I accidently (wink) dropped her leash so she could run full throttle. Masonboro Inlet area is a great place for diggin' in the sand. Let's keep it clean people. Maybe WB will consider year round acceptance. I'd be willing to get certified as a responsible owner to be able to take my girl to this beach year round. Here's to wishful thinking.

  • More than one year ago.
    Off Season Delight

    Dogs are allowed all day during the off season. As with any beach or park, when there's no one around... It's off leash to me!

  • More than one year ago.
    Dog lov

    At the rate everything is going people won't even be allowed on the beach! Just go to topsail beach and enjoy yourself and your dog but they are serious about the leash law.

  • More than one year ago.
    no police or fire dept

    tried calling wpd an wbfd they dont pick up on the week ends unless u call 911. wanted to know if i could take fido on the beach. thanks again wb for your help.

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Kobe at Wrightsville
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