Here at KEES, we believe that all family members should be able to go on vacation with you, even the furry ones! We understand that it can be difficult to find somewhere to board your pets while you are away, which is why we provide our guests with pet-friendly rental options from Hatteras to Corolla, and everywhere in between!
The Town of Kitty Hawk requires all dogs to be on a leash no more than 12-feet long in public spaces.
Please remember to be courteous and respect the safety of other dogs and humans by picking up after your pet on the beach and around town.
Dogs on the Beach
You and your pooch can spend time together on Kitty Hawk beaches year-round, but there are time restrictions! From the Friday before Memorial Day to the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, all dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet.
During the rest of the year, Fido can run free so long as you are able to control him, and he stays within 30 feet of you! Make sure you have your leash and baggies on hand, just in case!
Dog-Friendly Activities in Kitty Hawk
Besides the beautiful sandy beaches in Kitty Hawk, you will find several other places to explore with your pup. The Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve is filled with different critters and birds and the sound makes the perfect escape from the usual hustle and bustle on the beach during the summer months. You and your pets can kayak the small barrier island waters, paddleboard, or windsurf as you observe all of the wildlife found near the sound. Access to the Reserve is via the multi-use path that runs along Woods Road, at various trailheads, or by kayak. The multi-use path is maintained by the town of Kitty Hawk and can be accessed by two small parking lots, one located at David Paul Pruitt Park (next to Dominion Power) and the other at Sandy Run Park. From the path, visitors can walk, run, or bike along the edge of the Reserve. Trail-goers can access the Reserve year-round!
Need to decide where to eat? Plenty of restaurants in Kitty Hawk are dog-friendly and will make sure you and your pup have an excellent dining experience! Be sure to check out these local favorites: Arts Place, Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, The Black Pelican, and John’s Drive-In!