Pets are allowed on the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, but must be kept on a leash at all times. Pet size, breed or training does not matter.
The leash requirement is for all islands including Shackleford Banks.
If you are bringing your pet to the Seashore here are a few things to remember:
Some of the ferries will carry pets to the islands, contact the ferry service directly for information. The ferry operator has the right to refuse to carry a pet.
Visitors who are renting one of the rustic cabins at Long Point or Great Island may keep their pets in their cabin as long as they are kept in a crate. Pets may also be kept tied up on the cabin porch, provided they are not left unattended.
Pets are not allowed inside any other buildings in the national seashore.
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