While most travel enthusiasts know of Outer Banks as an attractive tourist destination, not many people know how suitable it is for dogs.
Whether you are staying in OBX for a day or for a week-long vacation, you and your furry friend can have a great time there. Here’s a list of six top places that you can visit in OBX with your dog.
1. Snowbird Ice Cream
Snowbird ice cream isn’t a regular ice cream spot. Its pup cup is meant for dogs and contains a vanilla scoop poured in a special cup that costs $2.
The best thing is that for every pup cup purchase, Snowbird ice cream donates $1 to the Dare County SPCA. Also, if you don’t want ice cream, this place has a vast menu that also offers tasty fries, milkshakes, and a lot more.
You can find this ice cream parlor in Nags Head.
2. Jockey’s Ridge
If you want to enjoy the wind-based activities of the Outer Banks, Jockey’s Ridge is the place for you. It’s a state adventure national park spread over an area of 426 acres. Jockey’s Ridge is a place that provides tourists with plenty of space to fly kites, enjoy air-gliding adventures, and to go on long sandy walks with their dogs.
3. Downtown Manteo
This is a pet-friendly place where you and your buddy can enjoy a walk. The market is brimming with shops and pet-friendly restaurants with outdoor dining.
In Downtown Manteo, you can also check out the boats or appreciate the beautiful architecture & take photos with your pup.
4. Corolla Beach
Corolla Beach is a prime tourist attraction on the OBX. The beautiful beach offers breathtaking views, sandy pathways and soothing music from waves.
Apart from this, Corolla Beach is one of the very few places where you can find wild horses in the Outer Banks. This is another reason why people love this place.
If you want to experience peace and spend quality time with your buddy, this is the perfect spot. As it is away from the bustle of town, it remains crowd-free at most times.
5. Island Pet Gallery
Talk about having a great time with your dog on the OBX, and you can’t miss the Island Pet Gallery.
The gallery here has a wide variety of stuffed toys, toy bones, pet games and accessories that can make your buddy look like the trendiest fashion icon.
6. Dog Park
Another top pick for you and your dog is the Dog Park in Kitty Hawk. Here you can go for a fun frisbee session or help your doggo make a few new friends.
Things to Note
The Outer Banks region of North Carolina is a pet-friendly place, but while traveling here with your dog, you must keep a few things in mind.
- In some areas, it’s mandatory to leash pet animals
- For your convenience, it’s advisable to carry your pet in a carrier or crate
- To ensure the safety and comfort of your dog, it’d be best to stay in one of the pet friendly rentals.