Duck Beach Dog Rules
Duck is a gem of a town, featuring beautiful waterfronts on both the ocean and the sound. It has been named one of the most dog friendly beaches in NC, and is arguably the most dog friendly of all Outer Banks towns.
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round, can play on the beach unleashed, but must be under the control of the owner at all times. Dog waste must be cleaned up and placed in a trash receptacle.
Along with the beach, the village of Duck is dog friendly. Walk your dog along Duck’s Soundside Boardwalk, which runs approximately a mile along the Currituck Sound in Duck Village and features wide walkways and multiple access points. Most of the eateries along the Duck Boardwalk have outdoor seating, and many will allow your furry friends to join you for a meal.
On the east side of Route 12 in Duck Village, there are several pet friendly locales that offer eclectic outdoor areas. Dogs must be leashed when in Duck Village, including at Duck Town Park and on the boardwalk.
At the Waterfront Shoppes on the northern end of Duck’s boardwalk, be sure to stop by Outer Barks. They offer a weekly “Yappy Hour” on Tuesday afternoons at the Bluepoint Restaurant’s Back Bar. Dogs can enjoy doggie daiquiris, all-natural dog treats (baked daily in the store) and paw print painting.