Leash Laws

Leash Laws

Corolla Leash Laws
Leashes are required in Corolla, NC; however, there are no length requirements. For more information, contact Currituck County at 252-453-8555.

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
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the beaches of Southern Shores, NC from May 15 – September 15. Southern Shores enforces a year-round leash law. 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, NC from the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM and they must be on a leash no longer than 6′. During other times of the year, dogs are permitted on the beach at anytime but must be restrained on a retractable leash no longer than 12′ long. For more information, contact the town of Kitty Hawk at 252-261-3552.

Kill Devil Hills Leash Laws
Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Kill Devil Hills, NC from mid-September to mid-May. Dogs aiding the handicapped are allowed year-round. Kill Devil Hills has a year round leash law. 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 if they are restrained with a leash 6 feet or less at all times. All pet waste must be properly disposed of by owners. For more information, contact the National Park Service 252-473-2111.

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