10 of the Most Pet-Friendly Places in Emerald Isle

10 of the Most Pet-Friendly Places in Emerald Isle

Cute, furry, four-legged family members love an Emerald Isle vacation just as much as the rest of the family. The good news is you don't have to leave them behind while you whisk everyone else away on a family beach getaway to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Choose an amazing pet-friendly Emerald Isle vacation rental and get ready to make the most of the amenities that all of your family can enjoy, dogs included. Once you get settled in, it's time to explore the local beaches, the town and the island. To help you out, we're giving you the 10 most pet-friendly places in Emerald Isle. Don't start your pet-friendly vacation planning until you read this!


Pet Friendly Rentals

1. Emerald Isle Pet-Friendly Rentals

The pet-friendly rentals in Emerald Isle offer the best accommodations for everyone in your family, dogs included, plus the amenities that matter most to you and your pet. Many of Sun-Surf Realty's dog-friendly rentals are located beachfront, giving you close and convenient access to everything you love about the the beach. The sun, sand and surf are right outside your door! Choose the perfect pet-friendly place and then start counting down the days until you're in Emerald Isle. Let us know if we can help you during the process. 

2. Emerald Isle Beach

Located at the western end of Bogue Banks, Emerald Isle offers 12 beautiful miles of pristine beach and spectacular Atlantic Ocean views. Part of the Southern Outer Banks region known as the Crystal Coast, Emerald Isle is located off the mainland between Morehead City and Jacksonville, NC. The beaches of Emerald Isle welcome dogs and the rules are pretty simple and straightforward: keep your pup on a leash and clean up after him—and you're good to go. Share strolls along the shoreline, catch a coastal sunrise or sunset, watch the pelicans, or just feel the sand beneath your feet (or your paws). Enjoy the beach your way. 

3. The Town of Emerald Isle

From the streets to the beaches, and everything in between, you'll find plenty of opportunities to get out and about to see the sights. The town of Emerald Isle is easy to walk and the side streets take you away from the main strip of Highway 58, where traffic tends to be busier. The Emerald Isle Bike Path is dog-friendly and allows walkers and runners, just remember the same rules apply as at the beach. Don't forget to stay to the right when walking or running to let bicyclists and others pass by with ease. You can read more about the Emerald Path here.

Dog Park 

4. Emerald Isle Woods Park Trail

Explore the coastal scenery and trails of Emerald Isle Woods. With over 41 acres and several walking, hiking and birding trails, there is plenty to see and enjoy. Pet-friendly park amenities include handicapped access, disc golf, floating dock, pier, grills, picnic area, restrooms and more. It's a wonderful place for everyone to relax and unwind. Put it on your Emerald Isle vacation to-do list when you're here. 

5. Muttigans K9s and Coffee

Have you ever sat back and thought, "All I want to do is drink coffee and pet my dog"? Well now you can! K9s and Coffee provides a place where you can hang out with your best friend whether they have fur or not. In addition to being a coffee shop serving some of the best lattes, smoothies and baked goods around, they are also a pet supply store specializing in healthy food and treats, fun toys, supplies, and a great selection of gift items for pet lovers. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, spend time on the porch swings or rockers while your furry family member enjoys snacking on a bully stick. Their motto is "Paws and enjoy life.” So, why don’t you next time you're in town?

6. The Village Market

The Village Market specializes in handcrafted sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients and an endless pantry of gourmet food items plus craft beers and wines, unique artwork, and gifts by local artisans. They also serve breakfast, gourmet coffee drinks and homemade pastries. Your dog is welcome to join you at an outdoor table.



7. Lazzara's Pizza & Subs

Lazzara's Pizza and Subs is an Italian eatery that boasts a variety of menu options including appetizers, pizza, strombolis, calzones, subs, salads, pasta, and more. Grab a seat at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy a slice with your dog by your side.


8. Michaelangelo's Pizza & Subs

Bring your four-legged companion along with you to this pet-friendly establishment and take a seat at one of their outdoor tables to enjoy a steaming slice of New York style pie. Choose from a variety of menu options including fried mushrooms, wings, salads, pizza (whole or by the slice), sandwiches, pasta, and more. Michaelangelo's also offers gluten-free pizza crusts.


9. Tail Waggin' Ranch Boarding & Doggy Day Care

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in Emerald Isle! You know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. DogVacay's sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight. All reservations include pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having.


10. Dog-Friendly Places Near Emerald Isle

Just when you were pleasantly surprised at all of the pet-friendly options available to you in Emerald Isle—wait, there's more! There are additional dog-friendly adventures that await you beyond Emerald Isle but close enough to be enjoyed by you and your pooch during your vacation. Check out these dog-friendly places near Emerald that you won't want to miss.

•NC Aquarium Theodore Roosevelt Nature Trail

•Fort Macon State Park

•Hammocks Beach State Park

•PAWS Bark Park, Morehead City 

•Salty Air Open Market, Cedar Point


Isn't it time you planned your next dog-friendly beach vacation in Emerald Isle, North Carolina? Get started right here.  

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