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These 2 North Carolina Dog Friendly Beaches Are Calling Your Adorable Pup’s Name

Are you looking to take your best friend with you on your next beach trip? It can be expensive to leave your pet at home plus who wants to be without them? So you may be interested in North Carolina dog friendly beaches. Many of the local beaches place restrictions on dogs on the beach during the busy season. But there are still some options for you. And two North Carolina dog friendly beaches were among the USA 10best dog friendly beaches in America for 2024. These beaches offer a "slice of paradise where you can share the joy or sun, sand, and surf with your furry friend". So while North Carolina dog friendly beaches made the cut? North Carolina Dog Friendly Beaches 10. Nags Head Situated on the Outer Banks at the edge of Jockey Ridge State Park. According to the Dare County website, "dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a leash not exceeding 10 feet, held by a person who is physically able to control the animal". 4. Freeman Park at Carolina Beach Freeman Park is one of the best-known and most popular Carolina Beach attractions. It's one of only a handful of North Carolina beaches where you can drive 4x4 vehicles on the beach. But about your dogs? According to CarolinaBeach.org "dogs are allowed in Freeman Park ON A LEASH between April 1st and September 30th." Additionally, "dogs are allowed in Freeman Park OFF LEASH between October 1st and March 31st". All 10 beaches on the USA Today 10Best list (which can be viewed in full here), were first part of a list selected by an expert panel. Those beaches were then voted on by readers as the best in the U.S. If you're looking for a North Carolina dog friendly beach then perhaps it's time to give Carolina Beach or Nags Head a try!