Dog Friendly Activities in Nags Head, NC

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Nags Head. 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 Nags Head.

Pet Friendly Bodie Island Light Station
Bodie Island Light Station Bodie Island Light Station in Nags Head is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the grounds of this historic lighthouse. Dogs are not allowed inside anymore, despite the lighthouse once being the stomping ground of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Chess who used to climb the tower every day with his owner, the last civilian-era keeper of the lighthouse. See Details
Pet Friendly Nags Head Beach
Nags Head Beach Bring Fido to splash around in the water and roll around in the warm sand of the pet-friendly beach in Nags Head, NC. Year-round, owners are welcome to bring their furry friends for a day at the beach as long as they are restrained by a leash not exceeding 10 feet. See Details
Kitty Hawk Kites The beach town Nags Head in North Carolina is home to the pet-friendly Kity Hawk Kites. These dog lovers welcome kite lovers to come and peruse the aisles of their eclectic store full of all things to get you high, in the sky that is. In addition to all the great outdoor goods, they also stock dog treats to keep Fido happy while you're inside. See Details
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Nags Head, NC, is pet friendly! You are welcome to bring your pooch with you to enjoy the beach year-round if they are restrained with a leash 6 feet or less. This secluded beach is popular among dogs and their owners who like to get away from it all. To preserve the cleanliness of the area, dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their dogs leave behind. See Details
Kitty Hawk Kites This pet-friendly Kitty Hawk Kites location in Nags Head, NC, is open seasonally to you and your pup. Dogs are welcome to join their owners while perusing the aisles of their eclectic store. In addition to all the great outdoor goods, they also stock dog treats to keep Fido happy while you're inside. See Details
Jockey's Ridge State Park Jockey's Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC, welcomes leashed dogs. Some trails will take you into multiple environments, including wetlands, sandy beaches and grassy dunes. While this pet-friendly park also allows dogs on the sand dunes, note that sand spurs are present (ouch!). The sand can also reach temperatures 30 degrees higher than the air temperature, so ensure that Fido's paws are protected and water is always available during hotter months. See Details
Oregon Inlet 4WD Beach Dogs are welcome at this 4-wheel drive beach across the street from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center in Nags Head, NC. All of the beach rules are posted on a sign at the drive-on entrance. There is plenty of space for fetch and swimming with your pup. Be sure to stay off the turtle nesting areas, which are clearly marked. See Details
Outer Banks National Scenic Byway Outer Banks National Scenic Byway is a pet-friendly road trip down North Carolina's Outer Banks. The road is 138 miles on land and 25 miles through the water on a ferry. Road trippers will pass by 21 coastal villages, each with their own charming attractions, restaurants and places to stay. The trip can take between 5-6 hours to complete if you don't stop along the way. See Details
Outer Banks Surf School Outer Banks Surf School in Nags Head, NC, is a pet-friendly surf school that welcomes dogs and their owners to enjoy a private lesson together. From Kitty Hawk Beach to Nags Head Beach, this mobile school will meet you and your mutt on your dog-friendly beach of choice and teach you how to surf together. Bring your own doggy life jacket and let them know ahead of time that you’ll be bringing a pooch along with you on your private lesson. See Details
Wright Brothers National Memorial Bring your leashed pup to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC, and see the site of the first successful airplane flights. While there, you can fly kites, visit the beginning and end locations of the first flight, see the reconstructed 1903 camp buildings and visit the Wright Brothers National Monument. The area is dog-friendly, but Fido must be leashed at all times and is not permitted inside any buildings. See Details
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Take your four-legged companion for a splash at the pet-friendly Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Manteo, NC. This recreation area allows leashed dogs on all beach areas except those stated as swimming beaches. Pups are also allowed on the grounds surrounding the Bodie Island Lighthouse, the boardwalk and the nature trail. Note that dogs are not permitted inside any buildings. See Details
Outer Banks Distilling Outer Banks Distilling is the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, making their mark by distilling small-batch rum from the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome inside this pet-friendly distillery, located in historic downtown Manteo. They offer Kill Devil Rum tastings and tours on site, where you can purchase your own bottle of our award-winning rum. See Details
Outer Banks Airlines Bring Fido for a birds-eye view of the coastline with Outer Banks Airlines' air tours in Manteo, NC. During your dog-friendly tour, you'll hear stories, legends and tidbits that only a local would know. Learn interesting facts on this aerial sightseeing tour of the Outer Banks with your dog. Dogs are also allowed on all charter flights. See Details
Swells'a Brewing Beer Company Nestled in the Outer Banks, Swells'a Brewing Beer Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Fido is welcome both inside the taproom and on the outdoor decks. Bring your friends, grab a beer, and play some cornhole! They have a rotating menu of snacks and allow outside food. Also, be sure to stop in for Mutt Mondays each week. See Details
Paws Park Paws Park is a great place for dogs to run, lay, and socialize with other pups in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The area is fenced-in and covers a space of 1.5-acres in total. Dog owners are reminded to keep an eye on their pups as they play and socialize. Make sure you clean up any mess they make to preserve the cleanliness of the park. See Details
Kitty Hawk Beach Bring Fido to enjoy some fun in the sun at the pet-friendly public beaches in Kitty Hawk, NC! From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, dogs are welcome on the beach on a leash no more than 6' long. At all other times during the year, dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people or on a leash retractable to 12' long. A leash must be with the owner at all times. See Details
Duck Beach Dogs are allowed on the pet-friendly beach of Duck, NC! Here, pups may splash around unleashed, but as a matter of public safety and courtesy, they should be under the watchful eye of their owner. Note that the town does not own public beach access, and access is only found at privately owned community spaces. Check with the homeowners association or your rental company for beach access questions. See Details
Outer Banks Kayak Adventures Dogs are welcome on kayak and SUP tours with the pet-friendly Outer Banks Kayak Adventures in Duck, NC. They ask that customers notify them when making a tour reservation so that they arrange for a private tour for you and your pup. Owners are asked to clean up after their pets and obey leash laws. See Details
Beach 4x4 OBX NC ​Beach 4x4 OBX NC is a pet-friendly jeep rental company in the Outer Banks at Kill Devil Hills, NC. 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
The Waterfront Shops The Waterfront Shops in Duck, NC, are pet friendly! You and your pup can walk along the boardwalk in front of this unique waterfront shopping village with over 27 boutiques, restaurants, eateries and more. At the centerpiece is a pier that can accommodate many boats. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as they are well-behaved. See Details
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