Pet Friendly Outer Banks Activities

Outer Banks Dog Parks


Currituck Heritage Park located in Corolla is a great place to picnic with the entire family. Massive live oak trees provide the perfect canopy for a leisurely afternoon. Dogs must be on a leash.

Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk Dog Park features two fenced dog areas, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. There's also a water fountain and a small shaded area with seating. A walking trail, playground, and restrooms are on site.

Kill Devil Hills

Wright Brothers National Memorial is the official site of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first powered flight. Pets must remain on a leash no longer than 6’ in length.

Nags Head

Nags Head Dog Park includes two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs less than 30 pounds. The park is shaded and provides ample space for dogs to make new friends and exercise. A water station is a nice touch and a double-door entrance/exit system prevents escapes. Located next to the soccer fields at Satterfield Landing Soccer Complex.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head offers expansive open dunes as well as wildlife trails and picnic areas. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6’ long. Remember that the sand (no matter where you go), is 15-20 degrees hotter than the air temperature. Remember to keep your dog's paws off the hot sand and bring lots of water!


Roanoke Island Dog Park is open to all residents and visitors of Dare County. 


Cape Hatteras National Seashore is one of the most dog friendly beaches on the Outer Banks. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6’ in length while in the park. There are miles of beautiful beaches to explore.

Pet Shops on the OBX

Holistic Pet Shop
The Holistic Pet Shop is a great place for dogs to have fun in a safe and caring environment. The professional and loving staff will help you with your holistic choices and general information for pet supplies and comfort bedding. 

Outer Barks
Located in Duck, NC Outer Barks offers a large selection of unique gifts and supplies for every dog lover. Weekly “Yappy Happy Hour” and “Barker Brunch”.  Humans welcome to accompany their canine friends to all events!

Located in Nags Head. PetSmart offers a varity of options: Dog food, treats, healthcare, grooming, and training.

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