Coastal Pet Guide

Hit the shores with your furry friend in tow. We've collected our favorite pet products, dog-friendly beaches, beach tips, and even a few puppies who dare to catch a wave.

Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Beaches

Lap up the fun at one of these six sandy spots.

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Best Dog-Friendly Beaches: Nags Head, North Carolina

For Families

Nags Head, North Carolina

Grab your walking shoes: Dogs on leashes are welcome along 11 miles of public coastline starting at mile marker 10. For rentals that allow doggy guests, visit

Get there: Stop between mile marker 10 and mile marker 21 along North Carolina Highway 12 and State Road 1243.

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