Dog Friendly Beaches in Wilmington, NC

There’s 1 dog-friendly beach in Wilmington, and 7 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 Wilmington.

Pet Friendly Figure Eight Island Beach
Figure Eight Island Beach Furry friends are invited to explore the beautiful 4.5 miles of Figure Eight Island beaches near Wilmington, NC. Leashed dogs are allowed to visit the gorgeous shores with their owners from May 15 through September 30. This private island can only be accessed by owners or vacation renters via boat or a guarded bridge. See Details
Pet Friendly Freeman Park
Freeman Park The dog-friendly Freeman Park on Carolina Beach, NC, welcomes dogs on a leash from April 1 to September 30. From October 1 to March 31, dogs are allowed off-leash as long as they are under voice command and their owner is near. Owners must carry a minimum of two suitable plastic or paper waste containers until it can be disposed of in an appropriate receptacle. The bags must be produced and shown upon request. See Details
Carolina Beach State Park Bring Fido to Carolina Beach State Park in Carolina Beach, NC. This pet-friendly public area features sandy trails among tall, Longleaf Pine Trees. It also provides great land for overnight camping. Just keep your pup on a leash at all times and clean up after them. See Details
Fort Fisher State Park Leashed dogs are welcome year-round at dog-friendly Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach, NC. This very wide beach is ideal for Fido to run and swim with other dogs. Explore the one-mile trail that traverses the salt marsh and ends at an observation deck with views of Zeke's Island and the Cape Fear River. Pet waste cleanup laws are strict, and bags are provided for this purpose. See Details
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. See Details
Kure Beach Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Kure Beach, NC! Your leashed pup can join you any time of day between October 1st and March 31st. Between April 1st and September 30th, pets are allowed on the beach during off-peak times. The official Kure Beach website has information on the regulations for a beach outing with Fido. See Details
Carolina Beach Pier Carolina Beach Pier in Carolina Beach, NC is pet friendly. Bring Fido for a relaxing stroll down and back, featuring panoramic views of the water and beach. It's also home to High Tide Lounge & Tiki Bar, where you can enjoy drink and light eats alongside your pup. See Details
Wrightsville Beach Enjoy the sun and sand with Fido at the dog-friendly Wrightsville Beach in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Leashed pets are welcome on the beach during the off-season (October 1st to March 31st). Dogs must stay leashed during your visit. See Details
Wilmington, NC, US