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Outer Banks Pet Friendly Rentals – Brindley Beach Vacations Pet Policy

While most of our properties adhere to a strict “No Pets” policy, our pet friendly vacation rentals in Outer Banks, NC welcome dogs and are advertised as “Dogs Welcome.” However, for your own comfort and for the comfort and safety of our homeowners and other guests, there are certain restrictions that must apply.

  • Dog friendly properties (no cats) are limited to (2) domestic, housebroken dogs with a weight limit of 60 pounds or less (each), unless otherwise advertised. NO EXCEPTIONS. “Visiting” dogs are not allowed.
  • A $200 non-refundable pet fee will apply to each reservation (fee includes 2 dogs)
  • This fee does not cover damage to the property or grounds resulting from a dog, including but not limited to chewing, scratching, digging and unreported accidents.
  • Failure to follow these regulations will result in eviction without refund, as will the presence of a dog in any home not designated as Dogs Welcome.

Pets at the Beach House

Guests with dogs are asked to please respect the comfort and safety of other guests, both during and after your stay. For this reason we ask that you please follow these guidelines during your stay:

  • Never leave your dog’s alone in the beach house unless you leave them in his/hers crate.
  • Never lock your dog’s up in a bedroom.
  • Clean up after your dogs, both in public areas and in the yard of your vacation rental.
  • Do not allow your dogs on the furniture or beds unless they are covered with a blanket or sheet that you provide.
  • Dogs are not allowed to swim in the pool or the hot tub – additional cleaning may be needed and a charge may apply.
  • Make sure that your dog’s wear a Brindley Beach pet tag, provided in your packet, or an I.D. tag with a phone number.
  • Please make sure that your dog’s medications and immunizations are up-to-date, especially flea treatment.
  • Do not allow them to drink the ocean or sound water as it can lead to dehydration and an upset stomach.
  • Follow the local leash laws while visiting the beach.

Outer Banks Leash Laws

Each town has a different regulation concerning dogs on the beach. All towns ask that dog owners pick up after their four-legged friends.


Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are leashed.


Dogs can play unleashed on the beach under the watchful eye of their owner.

Southern Shores

May 15 to September 15 no dogs are allowed on the beach between 9am and 6pm. All other times dogs must be on a leash and under the owner’s control. Leashes can be no longer than 10 feet. Click here to browse our Southern Shores Outer Banks Weekend rentals today!

Kitty Hawk

Dogs are permitted on public beaches. The owner/handler is responsible for and must remove feces and possess a bag/container for waste removal at all times. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet. At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be with owner/handler at all times. Violation of any of these rules shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $50.00.

Kill Devil Hills

May 15 to September 15 no dogs (except service dogs) are allowed on the beach between 9am and 6pm. All other times dogs must be on a leash and under the owner’s control.

Traveling Tips with Your Pets

ASPCA Tips for Traveling With Pets

Local Veterinarians and Pet Hospitals

The Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital – (Mile Post 4.5)
3723 N Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 715-1407

Martin’s Point Veterinary Hospital – (Mile Post 1)
6405 N Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2250

Coastal Animal Hospital – (Mile Post 4.5)
3616 N Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-3960

Animal Hospital of Nags Head – (Mile Post 14)
101 E Dowitcher St Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-8611

Pet Stores and Boutiques

Outer Barks

1171 Duck Rd. Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-6279

Dog Nutz

799 Sunset Blvd. Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9955

Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits – (Mile Post 12.5)

Jockey’s Ridge Crossing
3723 N Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk,NC 27949
(252) 480-2284

Holistic Pet Shop

Seagate North Shopping Center – (Mile Post 5.5)
3105 N. Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 449-0331