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Carteret County Pet Friendly Hotels, Motels, And Beaches In NC

Reader suggested and community resources for pet friendly hotels, motels, and beaches in the Carteret County NC communities of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Newport and other locations.

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Pet Friendly Resources:

In Atlantic Beach

Atlantis Lodge: 123 Salter Path Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 | (252) 726-5168

In Emerald Isle

Islander Hotel And Resort: 102 Islander Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 | (252) 354-3464

In Morehead City

Holiday Inn Express And Suites: 5063 Executive Dr, Morehead City, NC 28557 | (252) 247-5001

In Beaufort

Pecan Tree Inn Bed And Breakfast: 116 Queen St, Beaufort, NC 28516 | (252) 728-6733

In Cape Carteret

Parkerton Inn: 1184 North Carolina Hwy 58, Cape Carteret, NC 28584 | (252) 393-9000

In Newport

We are not aware of any lodging in the community of Newport NC

Vacation Rentals:

If you are looking at a vacation rental in the local area, we are aware that this property and owner is friendly towards animals. This rental is located in beautiful down east near North River with easy access to area waterways.


Crystal Coast Beaches along Bogue Banks in Carteret County NC that are pet friendly include Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, and Pine Knoll Shores but do have a leash law in place.

Atlantic Beach allows dogs on the beach and enforces their leash law in addition to no dogs allowed within 20 yards of water’s edge in lifeguard protected areas.

Fort Macon State Park enforces a leash law and dogs are not allowed in designated swimming areas or park buildings.

Cape Lookout National Seashore does allow animals, along with most ferry boats that take passengers to this area, provided that they are leashed.


What are some vacation rentals that you have found that are friendly to animals?

We will update this article as we find more lodging accommodations including local motels that welcome pets in their facilities.

It should be noted that many motels, hotels, and restaurants in Carteret County NC do allow for service animals only.

As a regular visitor to the Crystal Coast, do you feel that this area has adequate lodging that is animal friendly? Are you a patron that always travels with your pet and will only stay in lodging that allows them?

What is the NC law on service animals as it relates to state property and national parks such as Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks versus private property?

We understand that most travel accommodations are dog friendly, but what are most overnight locations policy on cats? And, have you found any locations here at the beach that are cat friendly?

What more can Carteret County NC businesses and area municipalities do to attract and keep tourism and travel patrons as it relates to pets?

Have you found that most bed and breakfast establishments are more friendly to pets versus traditional overnight travel establishments?

Please be sure to use the comment form below to touch base with us and alert us to area locations in the county which we did not cover that allow pets. These areas could include establishments in down east near Harkers Island and Cedar Island, or on Bogue Banks in Salter Path and Indian Beach.

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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