We love our four-legged friends on the Outer Banks, especially our canine companions. While the OBX in general is a very pet-friendly destination, each town has it's own specific leash laws and regulations for pets. But no matter which town you take your pets, it's always necessary to pick up pet waste and dispose of it in a waste receptacle. Here's the "scoop" on the town leash laws for the Outer Banks:
Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are on a leash; however, there are no leash length requirements. For more information, contact Currituck County at 252-453-8555.
Dogs are allowed on the beach unleashed, but as a matter of public safety and courtesy, they should be under the watchful eye and contact of their owner. townofduck.com
In addition to a year-round leash law, there are time restrictions for dogs on the beach during the summer months. From May 15 - Sept 15, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes no longer than 10 feet. All pet waste must be collected immediately and deposited in appropriate containers. The same rules apply during all hours in the off-season. southernshores-nc.gov
Dogs are allowed on beach and must display a current rabies tag. Owner/handler must remove pet waste 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 a.m. and 6 p.m., dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach and must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. Leash must be with owner/handler at all times. townofkittyhawk.org
Kill Devil Hills:
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15 - September 15 during the hourse of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. unless they are aiding the handicapped. All pet waste must be gathered in appropriate containers. Year-round leash law. kdhnc.com
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a least not exceeding 10 feet.townofnagshead.net
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained with a leash 6 feet or less at all times.nps.gov/caha
Information courtesy of outebanks.org and visitcurrituck.com
Author:Mike Nolan Phone: 252-207-4898 Dated: February 3rd 2015 Views: 2,156 About Mike: Mike is the Broker-in-Charge of Waterfront Properties OBX and has been successfully involved in real...
Waterfront Properties OBX is a privately owned company specializing in sales, leasing and land development of residential and commercial real estate on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX).
Michael P. Nolan, Broker-in-Charge, has been successfully involved in real estate on the OBX since 1989. Mike was involved in the initial and / or development of the following premier communities and businesses located on OBX: Pirates Cove, Corolla Light, The Currituck Club, Pine Island, Old Nags Head Place, The Berkley Manor, Beachside Landing, Ocean Trail Realty and Ocracoke Island Realty to name a few.
Mike was the first resident of Pirates Cove community in 1988. He toured Rees Jones, famed golf course architect, the first time Rees saw the property now known as The Currituck Club on Feb. 18, 1995. Mike managed the sales and marketing while Rees Jones, Inc designed and developed The Currituck Club golf course from a combination of dense woods and sand dunes into one of the top 50 new resort golf courses in North America by Golf Digest magazine in 1997. Mike also developed Old Nags Head Place, a community of homes located within Nags Head with an architectural design reminiscent of the original Nags Head landscape, with cedar siding, exposed rafters and preservation of the indigenous live oakes within the community
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