Pamper Your Pooch on Your OBX Vacation


For many of us, our four-legged counterparts are as much a part of the family as some of the humans are, but often times they are left out of family vacations, as accommodations and destinations aren’t always pet-friendly. Choosing an Outer Banks vacation for your family’s next getaway is the perfect way to pamper your pooches and bring them along to enjoy the beach with the rest of the family. Here are a few ways you can treat Lucky and Fido after choosing an Outer Banks vacation rental for your family’s next vacation destination!

Dine with Your Dog!

The Outer Banks loves pets, so many local restaurants along the beach welcome them with open arms! Book a Nags Head vacation rental and enjoy the proximity to a multitude of these places, including outdoor seating options that are optimal for enjoying a dinner with your pup, as well as a few with a gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Treat your pet to a night out on the town and include them in dinner with the family on the beautiful Outer Banks!

Welcome, Pets!

Choose from our extensive list of pet-friendly vacation rentals and pick the one that best suits your family! Relax in the freedom of knowing that the pooches are just as welcome as you are, so kick back and let your puppies roam free and enjoy the vacation, too!

Beaches in the Off-Season

If you’re planning a summer vacation to the Outer Banks, there are still plenty of things to do with your pups, and plenty of vacation homes to stay in as well, but during the fall and winter months, the restrictions on the beaches are lifted and dogs are welcome any time of day!

In the summertime, there are hours during the day when dogs are not allowed on the beaches at all, partly due to the high volume of people who are on the beaches during this time of year, but also to look out for your pets’ safety, as the middle of the day can be dangerously hot for animals in the summer! Visit the Outer Banks in the fall and winter and enjoy cool days alongside the shore with man’s best friend! Most of the towns still require your dogs to still be on a leash, but Duck, for example, allows your pups to run free, as long as they are under a watchful eye! If you want to enjoy a relaxing, tranquil fall walk on the beach with your pooches, and give them a little fresh air and exercise alongside the great Atlantic, then head to the Outer Banks!

Check out these helpful pet travel tips and consider the benefits above of choosing to bring along your furry friends to enjoy alongside you, a beautiful Outer Banks vacation!