Dog Friendly Activities in Wrightsville Beach, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Wrightsville Beach, and 49 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 Wrightsville Beach.

Pet Friendly Wrightsville Beach
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
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
Riverwalk Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll along the pet-friendly Riverwalk in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. The Riverwalk runs for nearly two miles along the bank of the Cape Fear River, from the foot of Nun Street on the South to the Isabel Holmes Bridge on the North. Paid parking areas are located along the boardwalk. See Details
Cruise Cape Fear Fido is welcome to join you on a dog-friendly tour with Cruise Cape Fear through historic downtown Wilmington, NC. You can travel with up to eight other adults on your exclusive trip. Learn about the area's history while enjoying views only available on the water. Tour lengths are typically 1.5 hours, but extended tours can be arranged by request. Pups can enjoy off-boat excursions that allow for running and swimming leash-free. Four-legged guests are also welcome to participate in proposals, elopements, birthday surprises and more. Celebrate Fido's birthday in a unique way by booking a puppy birthday package. Visit their website for more details. See Details
Flytrap Brewing Flytrap Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery located in the Brooklyn Arts District of Historic Downtown Wilmington. This neighborhood brewery specializes in American and Belgian style ales and small-batch brews that are guaranteed to be at the peak of freshness. Enjoy a pint in the beer garden and then take some bottles or a crowler to-go. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you outside around the fire pits. See Details
Salty Turtle Beer Company Salty Turtle Beer Company is pet-friendly. This veteran owned and operated neighborhood brewery in Surf City, NC welcomes leashed dogs outside while their owners sample a delicious selection of craft beer on tap. Visitors are also able to bring food from nearby restaurants. Salty Turtle Beer Company is open every day of the week from 11am to 9pm. 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
Dog Park at Empie Park Fido will love visiting the dog park at Empie Park in Wilmington, NC. This park features a 2-acre off-leash green space for your pup to play and socialize. It's completely fenced with two play areas - one for large dogs, and another for dogs under 20 pounds. There's also water, pet waste stations, and lots of shade. 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
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
Wilmington Brewing Company Fido will love a visit to the dog-friendly Wilmington Brewing Company in Wilmington, NC. You can enjoy a fresh local beer straight from the tank to your glass. This location includes a brewery, tasting room, and a homebrew supply store. See Details
Tour Old Wilmington Tour Old Wilmington invites you and Fido on the dog-friendly History Walking Tour in Wilmington, NC. Discover the hidden history of the Victorian Era, and learn about Wilmington's rich and colorful history during the Civil War, customs and traditions of the day, sea tales, folklore and more. Walking tours start at the foot of Market and Water Streets. See Details
Edward Teach Brewing Edward Teach Brewing is pet-friendly. Since its original use as a fire house, the building has been used as a boxing gym, a police station, and housed a special effects film company hosted by Legion Films.Most recently, the historic building has been renovated and turned into a beautiful, new brewery in the heart of Wilmington. Bring your leashed pooch to this unique brewery to keep you company while you sample an array of flavorful brews. Edward Teach Brewing is open Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Topsail Beach Dog Beach Enjoy a fun day at the pet-friendly Topsail Beach Off-Leash Dog Beach during the off-season in Topsail Beach, NC. Dogs must be on a leash from May 15th through September 30th. Additionally, all dogs must be on a leash from April 1 through September 30 of each year in the area designated as Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) Unit L07 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and as clearly marked by the town. At other times dogs are required to be under voice command and can be off-leash. Owners must remove any waste left by dogs on the beach or in town. See Details
Deep Point Marina - Bald Head Island Ferry Head out from Deep Point Marina and travel to Southport, NC 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. Check the official website for ferry schedules. See Details
New Hanover County Arboretum New Hanover County Arboretum is a dog-friendly attraction in Wilmington, NC. The Arboretum features a variety of plants that grow in coastal areas as well as emerging trends in plant material. Leashed pets are welcome to visit the grounds. See Details
Topsail Island Topsail Island is a dog-friendly beach community in Topsail Beach, NC. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash from May 15th through September 30th. At other times of the year, pets must be under voice command but can explore off-leash. All pets must be cleaned up after. Activities in the area include several local eateries, relaxing on the shoreline and a myriad of water sports like boating and surfing. See Details
Halyburton Park Halyburton Park in Wilmington, NC is pet friendly. This expansive park features a 1.3-mile nature trail that is paved and mostly shaded. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on this trail for an afternoon stroll. The park also includes a doggie water fountain, picnic areas, and a children's playground. See Details
Ruff Draft Ruff Draft is a dog park & bar in the Cargo District of Wilmington, NC. Fido is welcome to enjoy some exercise and fresh air while you enjoy a drink at their full-service bar. This membership-based establishment offers day passes as well as monthly and yearly memberships. A free self-serve dog wash station is available for members. Check out their website for more details and to register your pup online before your visit. 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