Mention the word “beach” to a pooch that’s recently visited Corolla beach park, and they’ll be waiting with their sunglasses at the front door. This expansive, ocean water-front features crystal white sand and clear, blue waters where you and your dog can build a sand castle or have fun chasing the waves.
Some days you might see the infamous wild Spanish Mustangs roaming freely around the beach while cooling off in the all-powerful Atlantic sea. If you’re looking to commune with nature, a trip to Corolla Beach gets a huge tick for seeing these protected, untamed horses in their idyllic habitat.
Dogs are required to be on-leash, although there is no specific length designated, and all owners are asked to kindly pick up after their pooches. The temperatures can soar mid-summer, so keep your pet-pal hydrated with plenty of fresh water. Canopies and umbrellas are a must to keep your fur-babies safe from the sun's UV rays.
There is a wooden staircase over the dunes offering access to the beach from one of the alluring vacation rentals - always popular in the summer season. Restrooms are available at the Currituck Visitors Center, while lifeguards are committed to keeping swimmers safe from the 28th of May (Memorial Day) to the 22nd of October (Labor Day) – 10 am to 6 pm.
Corolla is a resort-style beach where you can swim and hang-out with your Beagle, French Bulldog, or Labrador and enjoy the pet-friendly promise of accommodation. While you’re in the iconic Corolla village, visit the historic, red-brick lighthouse still beaming a light on the shaded, Southern Shores.
There’s plenty of fun to be had with your pooch while employing a respectful attitude toward others on the beach. The beach is constantly patrolled ensuring all patrons and their pooches honor the good behavior rules.
Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round and it can get pretty packed as folk head for this area round vacation time.