26 May 2021
Vacation is better when it's shared with pets! Every dog owner knows that vacation isn't the same without the whole family. Fortunately, the Outer Banks is a very pet friendly destination and we're here to let you know the best places for you and your pup to relax, unwind and even let loose for an adventure.
Many establisments with outdoor dining options welcome our fourlegged family members!
Some of our favorites include:
- Eventide Restaurant in Duck
- Shipwreck's Taphouse in Kitty Hawk
- John's Drive-In in Kitty Hawk
- Art's Place in Kitty Hawk
- Black Pelican in Kitty Hawk
- Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head
- Tortuga's Lie in Nags Head
- Mulligan's Grille in Nags Head
- South Beach Grille in Nags Head which even has a doggie menu!
- Corolla Cantina in Corolla
- Coastal Cravings in Duck
Pawsitively Amazing Adventures:
Dowdy Park is located at the corner of South Croatan Highway and Bonnett Street and offers 5 acres of recreation for every age and ability, including your pup. Bring the whole family for a little park adventure including, basketball, bocce ball, fitness trails and a playground. Pets are required to be leashed at all times.
Jockey's Ridge is the tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast and is a great place for all ages to explore. Start at the visitor's center to gather information and take to the dunes for a day of sightseeing and exploration. Your pup will love the wide open spaces and soundside access for a quick dip in the water. Pets are required to be leashed at all times.
Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve is a nature park surrounded by the sound and maritime forest with trails throughout, you'll find a day of hiking and stretching the legs, all four of them. Pets must be leashed at all times and the reserve is closed to the public from sunset to sunrise.
Even dogs need to socialize and we have dog parks in area for that! Take your pooch to run freely in these enclosed areas.
Kitty Hawk Park
856 Midgett Rd, Kitty Hawk
Nags Head Dog Park
227 W. Satterfield Landing Road, Kill Devil Hills
A Day at the Beach!
Get your paws sandy! Each beach has different rules and regulations depending on the season. Here is a list of when you can bring your pup to the beach. Don't forget your poop bags, favorite toy, water and shade for a day in the sun!
We hope you and your four legged companions have a wonderful vacation and remember, stay safe and make some FUR-ever memories!