Dog Friendly Rules For Areas Around Pleasure Island

If your vacation rental allows dogs please note our pet rules: We allow up to two small to medium size (less than 50 lbs) dogs only. They must be well behaved and house trained. Our pet fee is non-refundable and you can be evicted for bad pet behavior.

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Freeman Park are very pet friendly and for everyone's enjoyment we have just a couple ordinances we hope you'll follow. 
 

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach - Off Season

All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. Dogs are allowed on the beach from October 1st to March 31st and during these times you must have on your person, at all times, a plastic or paper container that can be used to clean-up and contain dog waste until it can be disposed of in an appropriate container. This paper or plastic container must be produced and shown upon request by anyone authorized to enforce this ordinance. 

Carolina Beach - Summer Season

Dogs are allowed on leash April 1st through September 30th between 5pm and 9am. During these times you must have on your person, at all times, a plastic or paper container that can be used to clean-up and contain dog waste until it can be disposed of in an appropriate container. This paper or plastic container must be produced and shown upon request by anyone authorized to enforce this ordinance.
 

Fort Fisher State Park Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area allows dogs on their beach year-round. Call 910-458-5798 for directions and additional information. 
 

Freeman Park

Freeman Park is at the very north end of Pleasure Island near Carolina Beach, and dogs are permitted on the beach all year, and off leash from October 1st to March 31, provided they respond to voice command and the owner is within a reasonable distance from the pet.
 
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