Oak Island Dog Rules and Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

Coastal Resort Vacations offers a wide selection of Oak Island pet friendly rentals so you can vacation with the whole family-- even the four-legged ones! You can choose from a variety of pet friendly rentals that accommodate groups of all sizes. Each of these rental properties welcome one well-behaved dog. If you’re planning to bring your dog to Oak Island, here is our guide to local dog parks, beach rules, and more.

Oak Island Dog Rules & Regulations

Is Oak Island Beach Dog Friendly?

Leashed dogs are permitted year round on Oak Island beaches. Dogs are allowed off leash from October 15 to March 15 from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. in locations marked by beach access signs.

Oak Island Dog Parks

Salty Dog Park -
William 'Bill' Smith Park

Salty Dog Park - William ‘Bill’ Smith Park is a spacious park where your furry friends can roam and run around. The park is separated into two sections, with one for dogs 25 pounds and less and the other for larger dogs. The perimeter of the park is lined with a six-foot fence so you can feel confident your pooch is secure.

4410 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island, NC 28465

Hannah A. Templeton Park

Hannah A. Templeton Park is a passive natural park and dog park along Oak Island Drive between 41st and 42nd streets. This park was preserved in 2006 in an effort to protect the oak trees on the land and now welcomes visitors with their furry friends.

Oak Island Drive and 41st Street, Oak Island, NC 28465

Service Animals & Emotional Support Animals

If you are traveling with a service dog, Coastal Resort Vacations waives our normal pet fees at our pet-friendly rental properties. A service dog, as defined by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) is a dog that has been specifically trained to assist with tasks or work for a person with a disability. We obey all service animal regulations with documentation.

Emotional support dogs, however, are not trained to accomplish specific tasks or jobs for a person and are intended to provide comfort to an individual. You are more than welcome to bring your emotional support dog to our pet-friendly rentals, but keep in mind that fees are not waived.

Resources for ADA information: Requirements for Service Animals & Service Animals FAQ

Oak Island Pet Friendly Rentals

Are dogs allowed at all properties?

Dogs are allowed only at designated properties. Only one dog per household is permitted unless approved by the homeowner.

Is there an extra charge to bring my dog?

A non-refundable $150 - $250 plus tax pet fee will be required before check-in. This pet fee is for additional cleaning, flea spray, etc. A Security Deposit is also sometimes required by homeowners for pet-friendly houses rather than a Release Fee.

If a pet is found on premises that do not allow pets, your rental right will be terminated immediately with no refund of rental monies. You will also be required to pay a pet fee. This policy is strictly enforced.