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Dog Areas in Surf City

3 Parks
5 Eateries
2 Groomers

Looking for a doggie vacation on the pristine Carolina coast? Then take a trip to the heart of Topsail Island to discover the laid-back beach vibe in the charming coastal town of Surf City. Among a variety of shops and restaurants, the Surf City Pet Hospital is a paw away on the mainland and offers excellent services to take care of your pooch.

Pawpare yourselves for a doggone good time digging in the sand on Topsail Island. Your pup is always welcome to stroll alongside you on the beach, just as long as Fido is leashed and any waste is picked up after. Dogs are allowed to roam off-leash during the off season between October 1st through May 14th.

Grab some seafood grub at the Sears Landing Grill & Boat to fill hungry bellies. Your pup will love the view of the Intercoastal Waterway as you sink your canines into their Wasabi Tuna specialty dish. Take full advantage of the sounds of the seashore and reserve a pet-friendly room at the Island Inn, located just minutes from the fishing pier, gift shops and restaurants.

Come surf it up at Surf City with your pup! You are bound to have a furtastic time enjoying the salty air, sandy beach, and soothing waves with your tail wagging furiend. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Surf City

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,285/sq mi

    #1 Surf City Center

    Wag to the Surf City Center to find a variety of pawptions to indulge you and your pup’s sweet tooth. The Fractured Prune Doughnuts is a succulent doughnut shop that provides you and Fido customized doughnuts! With over thirty glazes and toppings, you and your furiend can create the ultimate beachtime doughnut! Enjoy them at their two pet friendly outdoor tables or take them to go to chomp on the beach. If you want even more sugary variety, the Sugar Island Bakery in town welcomes both you and Fido to come inside to try out all their cakes, breads, cookies, pies, and more! The Surf City Center is simply a sugar heaven!
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 200/sq mi

    #2 Island Oaks


    Wag your way to the southend of the beach to find the Island Oaks neighborhood, where you and Fido will be able to book a pet furiendly vacation rental. Seize the oppawtunity to stay at the Seas the Dreams vacation rental for a tail waggin' good time. This beautiful rental offers 3 bedrooms and baths to comfortably fit a large family and furry friends. Enjoy the grand sundeck and unhindered ocean views! Another wonfurful pawption is the Sea Dog (what an appropriate name!) The Sea Dog offers vacationers direct beach access and a laid-back beachy vibe. When it’s peak season, make sure to call ahead and reserve a rental as they tend to fill up fast.

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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 217/sq mi

    #3 N New River

    Just a paw away from the Surf City Center is the N New River neighborhood. Pups who prefer parks over sandy beaches can wag to this neighborhood to find the quaint and grassy Soundside Park. Leash up your pup and head here for peaceful walks. For those traveling with fur pals and family, check out the Nelva R. Albury Recreation area, located directly next to the beach just outside of the center. There are convenient and free bathroom facilities to shower off the sand from your pup’s paws, in addition to outdoor exercising equipment and a playground where little humans can run and play.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,352/sq mi

    #4 Watts Landing

    When you’re on the mainland at Surf City, take the oppawtunity to stock up on supplies at Watts Landing, and while you’re at it, stop by the local Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar for a special dining experience eating freshly stocked oysters. Warning: You’re bound to be back for more! If seafood isn’t your pup’s favorite thing, then wag nextdoor to Micahaelangelo’s where you and Fido can chow down on a steamy slice of New York style pizza. Mix and match your favorite toppings or opt for the classic cheese and pawpperoni. As they say, when in Watts Landing do as the locals do!
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,742/sq mi

    #5 Ocean City Beach

    Swim up north to find the lively Ocean City Beach neighborhood in North Topsail Beach where you and your pooch can bask in the sun, dip your paws in the water, and most of all, pig out at the renown Beach Bum’s Grill and Bar. This pup-lovin’ local hangout is the pawfect place to escape the hot sun rays and dine on fresh pub grub at their outdoor seating. If the weather turns sour, doggoes might just even get invited to sit inside with you! The folks at this local gem are fur-friendly and will be happy to accommodate you and your fur pal.
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