Friday, November 5, 2021

Explore the Pet Friendly Beaches of Currituck


Atlantic Wave by Seaside Photography
Currituck Beaches are considered the northernmost part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina's sandy peninsula. The Wild Horses of Corolla run free through the dunes in the communities of Corolla & Carova. The wild Mustangs are thought to be descendants of Shipwreck survivors that happen offshore in the Atlantic centuries ago. The Beaches of Currituck span approximately 20 miles of  Atlantic shoreline. 


The Atlantic coastline changes with the tides, creating new views daily. Surf fishing is an active sport on the oceanfront, as well as swimming & surfing. Beachcombing yields shells, beach glass, shark's teeth, and more. The sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean is unforgettable. If you or your Pampered Pet dig any holes in the sand, please remember to fill them back in before you depart the beach. Holes on the beach endanger sea turtles and other wildlife on the oceanfront beaches, as well as people and vehicular traffic on the beach.

Driving on the 4x4 Currituck Beaches is permitted year-round. Parking on the oceanfront will require a beach parking permit in season. For more information and detailed rules for parking and driving on the Currituck Beaches, please see the Currituck County Website https://co.currituck.nc.us/beach-parking/currituck-outer-banks-beach-driving/

For oceanfront beach access locations listed from South to North to include listings with parking lots, the two listing with restrooms a bathhouse with showers, and the 4x4 beach driving access, please see:

Currituck Beaches are separated from the mainland of Currituck County on the west side of the peninsula by the Currituck Sound. The brackish waters of the Currituck Sound that called duck hunters to this sandy strip for decades also call kayakers,  boaters, fishermen, bird watchers, and more to explore the Currituck Sound. Currituck Beaches are alive with wildlife and nature. The sunsets on the sound side are spectacular. It's not uncommon to see whitetail deer, raccoons, foxes, rabbits, and more roaming the dunes. 

Many outside Pet-Friendly Events are Scheduled each year at Historic Corolla Park. Please keep and eye on Outer Banks Pet Events.  Please see: Whalehead's Pet Friendly Heritage.

Also, included in Historic Corolla Park is the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Please see:


Currituck Beaches are very pet-friendly!
Currituck County wide leash law require that your pet be on a leash.
Your pet is also allowed on the Beaches of Currituck year-round.
Please remember to clean up after your pet.

Currituck County
(252) 453-8682




Pet Supplies:

822 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927.......................................................252- 453-4441

805 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927...........................................................252-453-4544

601 Currituck Clubhouse Dr.
The Shops at the Currituck Club - Mile Marker 6.5
Corolla, NC 27927...........................................................252-453-0153


For Dog Walkers on the Currituck Beaches, please see:

Rover.com ....Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Daycare, Dog Walking
*Background Check, Detailed Profile, Approved*


For Pet-Friendly Hotels in Corolla, NC please see:

1066 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-3340


For Pet-Friendly Beach Home Rentals on the Beaches of Currituck, please see:

1023 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-3000

1159 Austin St Suite A
Corolla, NC 27927
(866) 453-9660

501B Hunt Club Dr
Corolla, NC 27927
(866) 753-3045

1135 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927
(800) 332-0039

1142 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 457-1100

510 Old Stoney Rd
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9650

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