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Carolina Beach

The sandy shoreline at Carolina Beach, NC is dog friendly! The hours that leashed dogs are allowed on the beach varies during the seasons, so before visiting, it's best to check the rules on the official website. Dogs are not allowed on the wooden boardwalk or boardwalk business district. Visit Website

Or call (910) 458-2999 or email info@carolinabeach.org for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Carolina Beach has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors praise Carolina Beach as a pet-friendly destination, highlighting its spaciousness, cleanliness, and welcoming atmosphere. They note the ability to walk their dogs on the beach during designated hours and the enjoyment of their canine companions playing in the water.

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  • Bethany
    Jun 1, 2023
    Beach pup

    we drove our jeep out on this beach and let our 11 year old rescue play in the water for the first time. he loved it. very private (it was May, but a cold rainy day). our dog is always leashed (he would swim to Cuba if we let him) but there were signs to have dogs leashed during certain months. had a great time!

  • Erin
    Apr 4, 2022
    Walk on the beach

    We are staying in Carolina Beach with extended family for Spring Break. It is nice to be able to walk the beach with our dog in the mornings (before 9 am) or in the evenings (after 5 pm). It is early in the season, but there is plenty of space for us to wander and explore.

  • Samantha
    Mar 2, 2020
    1st Ocean Beach

    This was Ayame's 1st tril to the beach and she loved it. Everyone was nice and the beach was super clean (March). We stayed in a dog-friendly AirBnB nearby so we could walk to the beach anytime and let her get some energy out. Worked like a charm.

  • Kerrie
    Aug 4, 2019
    Great beach after dinner

    We enjoyed walking the beach after dinner with Misty. She however did not like the fireworks on Saturday night at a pier south of Lifeguard Station 15, Hamlet entrance.

  • Karen
    Aug 31, 2018
    Dog friendly beach

    Carolina Beach just out side of Freeman Park is a beautiful place to take your dog to swim and play. We spent the whole day. Everyone we met (2 and 4 legged) were so friendly. We will definitely go back!

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