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Dog Areas in Wrightsville Beach

2 Parks
4 Eateries

Do you love waking up to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore? Then welcome to Wrightsville Beach, where you and Fido will have a furtastic time soaking up the sun in this quaint coastal town. Among the many dog lovin’ activities and restaurants, two vet clinics are easily located just outside of Wrightsville Beach in neighboring Wilmington.

Wrightsville Beach is primarily known for its 4 mile stretch of sandy coastline, but you and Fido will need to make sure to take a dip in the waters only during the off-season. From October 1st to April 1st, your pup is welcome to join you at the beach on-leash. Note that Wrightsville Beach enforces strict leash laws so pups should be on their best behavior.

For dog lovers who love a classic hot-dog, sniff out the local gem known as Trolly Stop. This locally owned chain can’t wait to serve you and your pup their homemade slaw and chili! Chow down on the outdoor patio with your pooch. For more food pawptions and sit down choices, wag over to Poe’s Tavern. The friendly folks will be happy to greet your pup with a water bowl and take your order for one of their gourmet burgers!

If you need a break from the busy city life, plan a trip to Wrightsville Beach. Don’t forget to take advantage of the off-season to stroll with your pup on the uncrowded beach!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wrightsville Beach

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    Population Density 6,090/sq mi

    #1 Wrightsville Beach Center

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    Wag your way to the Wrightsville Beach Center to enjoy fresh seafood and a bed of fresh sheets. Check-in at the Summer Sands Suites, located just at the heart of Wrightsville Beach and minutes from the ocean. Two doggoes up to 40 pounds are welcome to stay with you for a small extra fee. Once rested, leash up and wag to the pup-friendly South Beach Grill: a must-stop for all hungry two-legged and four-legged visitors! The welcoming staff will be delighted to provide furry friends water and tasty treats as you’re seated. Woof down a variety of delicious southern surf and turf meals (don’t skip out on the succulent lump crab cake!)
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 748/sq mi

    #2 Shore Acres

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    Whiff in the fresh salty air in the Shore Acres neighborhood as you explore on paw the scenery of Wrightsville Beach. Kickstart your day with Fido discovering the Wrightsville Beach Park & Arboretum. Stroll around the park and enjoy nature by the ocean! A dog watering station is available in the Arboretum, but don’t forget to keep your pup leashed as this is not a dog park. Feeling hungry? Just next door to the park is Banks Channel Pub & Grille. Head here for a woofin’ good time chowing down on the scrumptious Black Beard’s Revenge burger while your furry friend relaxes next to you on the outdoor patio.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 978/sq mi

    #3 Landfall

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    Lying just west of Wrightsville Beach is the popular coastal city of Wilmington. Wag to the Landfall neighborhood, just beyond the bridge leaving Wrightsville Beach, to stock up on homemade treats and toys for Fido at the Woof Gang Bakery. This locally owned business is a dog lovers hot spot for daily treats and special occasions. Of course, your pup is more than welcome to join you inside to help you choose the tastiest bone in the store. If your furry pal’s birthday is just around the corner, don’t forget to pawchase a doggie birthday cupcake to celebrate! The owners at Woof Gang will be delighted by your visit.
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    Population Density 1,632/sq mi

    #4 Wrightsville Sound

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    Wag over to the Wrightsville Sound neighborhood in Wilmington to discover a handful of furtastic eateries. Wake up to the scent of freshly brewed coffee at the pawsome Port City Java! This coffeehouse welcomes well behaved doggoes to snack on some free treats while you sip your morning Joe. If it gets too busy on the outdoor patio, the friendly staff just might welcome you and your leashed pup inside. What a treat! For delicious sit down meals, try out the Sweet n Savory Cafe or The Pub to enjoy plates of slow roasted barbecue, meatloaf, or The Pub’s special ground patty burgers.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 738/sq mi

    #5 Figure Eight Island

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    For pups who love adventure, hop in the car for a short drive to the Figure Eight Island, located in the greater Wilmington Metropolitan area. This island sits just north of Wrightsville Beach and gives you and your pooch the chance to test out the waters on boat! Enjoy your day riding the waves alongside your four-legged pawtner with the dog loving folks at Entropy Boat Rentals. What’s more, this dog friendly boat rental includes a trip to a small, poochfriendly beach where Fido can run off leash while you gather sea shells. It’s the pawfect way to explore the Carolina coast with your pup!
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