Leash Laws on the Outer Banks
Keeping your pet happy and healthy during your Outer Banks vacation is vital. Here are a few tips to keep you and your dog safe and happy. Be familiar with the Outer Banks leash laws. They are in place to ensure you, your dog and others on the beach have a good time.
Corolla Leash Laws
Dogs are allowed on Currituck County beaches year-round, but they must remain on a leash. For more information, please visit www.co.currituck.nc.us .
Duck Leash Laws
Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Duck, NC unleashed, but as a matter of public safety and courtesy, they should be under the watchful eye and contact of their owner. For more information, contact the town of Duck at 252-255-1234.
Southern Shores Leash Laws
Dogs are not allowed on the beaches of Southern Shores between May 15 and September 15. At other times of the year, dogs must remain leashed. For more information, contact the town of Southern Shores at 252-261-2394.
Kitty Hawk Leash Laws
Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Kitty Hawk. Between the Friday before Memorial Day and the day after Labor Day during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet. During other times of the year, dogs must be restrained on a retractable leash no longer than 12 feet. For more information, contact the Town of Kitty Hawk at 252-261-3552.
Kill Devil Hills Leash Laws
Dogs are permitted on the beaches of Kill Devil Hills. Between May 15 and September 15, no dogs are allowed on the beach from 9 a.m. to 6p.m. unless the dog is aiding the handicapped. For more information, contact the town of Kill Devil Hills 252-480-4000.
Nags Head Leash Laws
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a leash not exceeding 10 feet. For more information, contact the town of Nags Head 252-441- 5508.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Leash Laws
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round but they are required to be restrained with a leash 6 feet or less at all times. Dogs are not permitted in areas that are closed for turtle or bird nesting. For more information, contact the National Park Service 252-473-2111.