Dog Friendly Beaches in Manteo, NC

There are 2 dog friendly beaches in Manteo, and 9 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Manteo.

Pet Friendly Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Take your four-legged companion for a splash! Dogs are permitted on all beaches, except those designated as swimming beaches. Keep Fido on a leash no longer than six feet, as this shore is not off leash. Leashed dogs are also allowed on the grounds surrounding the Bodie Island Lighthouse, and on the boardwalk and nature trail. Pets are not permitted inside any buildings. See Details
Pet Friendly Manteo Beach
Manteo Beach Manteo Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their visit and under the control of their owner. Owners should clean up any mess that is left behind by their pooches. Be aware of other people on the beach and keep your pet under voice command. See Details
Nags Head Beach Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a leash not exceeding 10 feet. See Details
Oregon Inlet 4WD Beach This is a 4 wheel drive beach across the street from Oregon Inlet Fishing center. The fishing center offers free air to re-inflate your tires once you are done your day at the beach. All of the beach rules are posted on a sign at the drive-on entrance. Dogs are very welcome. It is a very open atmosphere - beach goers are not squished together, so there is plenty of space for some off-leash fetch and swimming with your pooch. Make sure to bring your own fresh water as well since there is no shower/spigot at this beach. Be sure to stay off the turtle nesting areas which are clearly marked and as always, pooper scoop after your pooch. See Details
Kitty Hawk Beach Dogs are permitted on public beaches. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet. At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be with owner/handler at all times. See Details
Jockey's Ridge State Park Jockey's Ridge State Park welcomes leashed dogs. There are trails that will take you into multiple environments including wetlands, sandy beaches, and grassy dunes. Note: Jockey's Ridge State Park also allows dogs on the sand dunes however, sand spurs are present (ouch!). The sand can also reach temperatures that are 30 degrees higher than the air temperature. Please make sure paws are protected and water is always available during hotter months. See Details
Town of Duck Dogs on Beach Policy Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Duck, NC unleashed, but as a matter of public safety and courtesy, they should be under the watchful eye and contact of their owner. Dogs are required to be vaccinated for rabies, collared with proper identification at all times, and controlled by a leash (10 feet or less) or restraint throughout Town including at the park, boardwalk, and Duck Trail. See Details
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located about 15 minutes south of Nags Head, is comprised of beaches, dunes, freshwater ponds, salt flats and marshes, and upland. Wildlife includes over 365 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, 24 species of reptiles, and 5 species of amphibians. Pets are welcome year-round. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Pets are not allowed on the west side of NC Highway 12, except in areas adjacent to parking areas. They are not allowed on wildlife trails. See Details
Kill Devil Hills Dogs are welcome at Kill Devil Hills Beach during the off-season throughout the day. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, no dogs are allowed on the public beach between the hours of 9am and 6pm. Dogs must be under control of the owner and handler if they are on the beach and must always be on a leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. See Details
Southern Shores Beach Southern Shores Beach in North Carolina is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to this pretty beach before 9am and after 6pm from May 15 to September 15. Dogs must be on a leash under ten feet throughout the year. Dog owners must clean up any mess that is left behind by their pets. During the off-season, pets are permitted on the beach all hours. See Details
Beach 4x4 OBX NC ​Beach 4x4 OBX NC is a pet-friendly jeep rental company in the Outer Banks. Rent a vehicle and explore where most tourists can't around the towns of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. As an added bonus, you can go on an adventure on the 4x4 only Carova Beach. Beach 4x4 OBX NC is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details