Pet-Friendly Places on The Crystal Coast


Dog-friendly places on the Crystal Coast

Pet-Friendly Places on The Crystal Coast

If you’re a dog lover, you know it isn’t always easy to find pet-friendly places while you’re traveling. Today, we’re sharing pet-friendly places on the Crystal Coast so you and your dog can have a worry-free vacation with us.

restaurants that are pet-friendly on the crystal coast

Pet-Friendly Establishments

The Growler 

This local bar has plenty of beer and good times! With many different beers on tap and others in constant rotation, this place is perfect for everyone. Oh yeah, your pup is welcome too! Bring your pup inside to enjoy the bar or outside for games and fun!

Carolina Home and Garden

This nursery is filled with gorgeous plants and landscaping; inside, they have a boutique and store! Friday and Saturday nights are filled with adult beverages, music, and your pup! Dogs are very welcome to come and enjoy themselves as well.

Muttigans Coffee

This pet store/coffee shop is an island favorite! Their dog-themed lattes and the dog-loving atmosphere are perfect for a morning coffee with your best friend. They have three locations; one in Swansboro, one in Emerald Isle, and one in the Jacksonville Mall.

The Trading Post

This southern food restaurant is also dog-friendly outdoors! Located right on Emerald Isle, this place is perfect for a night out with your dog! They have an outdoor area with cornhole and games to enjoy as well.

Mythic Brewing

This beer garden bungalow is a perfect place to bring your pup! Enjoy some beers with your furry pal! It’s located in Cedar Point and is a highly recommended stop with your dog.

34 North in Cedar Point, NC

Enjoy drinks, live music, food trucks, and a game of Cornhole on their outdoor patio. 

ALSO SEE: 5 Tips for Renting with Your Dog

Bring your dog to the crystal coast

Take Your Pup To Our Pet-Friendly Beaches

  • Dogs are always welcome on the beach
  • Dogs must be on a leash on all public beaches
  • Make sure to clean up after your dog

Dog-Friendly Activities

  • Take a ferry ride and explore the Barrier Islands, Cape Lookout, and Shackleford Banks
  • Take a “w-a-l-k” on the bike path in Emerald Isle

Pet-Friendly Parks and Trails

  • Emerald Isle Park Trail
  • Fort Macon State Park
  • Hammocks Beach State Park
  • PAWS Bark Park

ALSO SEE: Vacationing with Your Dog on The Crystal Coast

Dog treats you can make while on vacation

Dog-Friendly Cool Treats

Peanut Butter and Berry Puppy Pops

Blend yogurt, bananas, peanut butter, and berries in a food processor. Pour the liquid mixture into a mold. Freeze for 2-3 hours, and enjoy!

Watermelon Carrot Pupsicles 

Cut up some watermelon and carrots and make sure there are no seeds. Puree starting with the carrots, and then add the watermelon chunks. Pour into a mold, freeze until solid, and devour! 

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals on the Crystal Coast

With over 200 pet-friendly vacation rentals where dogs stay free, you’re sure to find the perfect place for you and your best friend! 


best places to bring your pet on the crystal coast

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