Dog Friendly Activities in Bald Head Island, NC

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Bald Head Island, and 14 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 Bald Head Island.

Pet Friendly Bald Head Island Beaches
Bald Head Island Beaches Bald Head Island is surrounded by 14-miles of pristine beaches. You'll need to take a pet-friendly ferry to get there (from Southport), but once you arrive, you'll find that dogs are allowed off-leash on any of them year-round. The only exception to this is in turtle nesting season, when dogs must be leashed from sunset to sunrise. South Beach features long stretches of sand and calmer waters, while East Beach is better for boogie boarding and surfing. If you don't want to bring beach gear along with you on the ferry, you can rent everything you'll need from Riverside Adventure Company. See Details
Pet Friendly Cary Cart Company
Cary Cart Company Cary Cart Company offers golf cart rentals on car-free Bald Head Island for you to get around with Fido. Rates start at $75 per day for a four passenger cart. Please note that only licensed drivers can rent or operate golf carts. See Details
Bald Head Island Conservancy Bald Head Island Conservancy offers pet-friendly tours of the pretty island off the coast of North Carolina. Although not all of their tours allow dogs, such as a number of wildlife and bird tours, dogs are welcome on the nature tours that take in the pristine pet-friendly beaches and marshes. Make sure you check if it is turtle nesting season as this may restrict your dog's access to the island. They are open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Riverside Adventure Company Riverside Adventure Company is your one stop shop for all your island needs. They offer bike, beach and surfboard, kayak, and paddle board rentals. They also have a selection of women's fashion and island mementos. See Details
Freeman Park Freeman Park on Carolina Beach 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
Oak Island Beaches Leashed dogs are welcome year-round at this NC beach. Oak Island is an island off the North Carolina coast about 30 minutes south of Wilmington, NC. It is accessible across a bridge (you do not need to take a ferry to get there). Oak Island beaches (Caswell, Yaupon, & Long Beach) are very family and pet friendly. See Details
Fort Fisher State Park Dogs are allowed on leash year round at the Ft. Fisher State Park. This very wide beach is great for your dog to run and swim with other dogs. Pet waste cleanup laws are strict, and bags are provided for this purpose. Please pick up after your pet so we do not lose dog privileges at this beautiful beach! See Details
Caswell Beach Caswell Beach, located on Oak Island, is a dog friendly beach year round. Walking on or over sand dunes or beach vegetation by persons or pets is prohibited - $100 fine per occurrence. Dogs must be on a leash - $25 fine Only summer exception: Dawn - 9:00AM on the beach only while under adult owner’s strict supervision and control. You must carry and use plastic bags to scoop up after your dog - $25 fine See Details
Carolina Beach State Park Pets are welcome to join you on-leash on the beach and campsites of this state park near Wilmington. See Details
Carolina Beach Carolina Beach is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm from April 1 through September 30. From October 1 through March 31, leashed dogs are allowed on the beach at all hours. Dogs are not allowed on the wooden boardwalk or boardwalk business district. The fine for breaking these rules is $250. For further information on beach access points and what human visitors can and can not do on Carolina Beach, check out its official website. See Details
Deep Point Marina - Bald Head Island Ferry Head out from Deep Point Marina and travel to Bald Head Island on the pet-friendly Bald Head Island Ferry. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are free with a paying passenger. Dogs are not allowed inside the passenger cabin, but are permitted in the exterior areas of the ferry. For most of the year, ferries leave the mainland on the hour and the island on the half-hour, beginning at 7 AM. The winter schedule may be abbreviated, and the summer schedule expanded. See Details
Gurney Hood Dog Park at Joe Eakes Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes separate small and large dog areas, doggie drinking fountains, and Frisbees. See Details
Kure Beach Kure Beach is dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed on the beach from October 1 through March 31. They must be cleaned up after and on a leash or restraint lead no longer than fifteen feet. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from April 1 through September 30. For information on what human visitors can and can not do on a beach outing, visit Kure Beach's official website. See Details
Priority Sailing Priority Sailing offers sailing lessons and cruises around the shoreline of Southport and through the Atlantic to Bald Head Island. Pets are welcome if they feel comfortable, life vests are available in large and medium sizes. See Details
Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room Silver Coast Winery's Southport tasting room is dog friendly! Bring Fido to join you while you sample Silver Coast's wines and craft beer. A water bowl is provided for dogs. See Details
Middleton Park Middleton Park is pet-friendly. The park includes a playground, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, soccer field, a picnic shelter, softball field, restrooms, and beach access across the street. Middleton Park is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Fort Fisher Ferry Fort Fisher Ferry is pet-friendly. Pets are permitted on the Fort Fisher Ferry, and are free to explore the deck, but must be on a leash if they leave the vehicle. Tickets are just $7 per carload. Ferry rides operate throughout the day. See Details
Good Hops Brewing Good Hops Brewing is pet-friendly for friendly dogs. Bring your leashed pooch to this neighborhood craft brewery in Carolina Beach. In addition to the taproom, dogs are welcome on the disc golf course which is open sunrise to sunset every day of the week. Good Hops Brewing is open Monday through Saturday from 1pm to 8pm and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. See Details