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Old 07-30-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I have done a lot of reading and the sites I have checked out state that dogs are NOT allowed on the beaches at all during the summer months. Last weekend we went to Kure Beach and there were all sorts of dogs on leashes at the beach.

Does anyone know if the rules have changed or were all those people just breaking the rules?

Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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Don't know, but at least they were on leashes...
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I've been researching this as well and there are several beaches that allow dogs on the beach but on leashes.. I'll look for the site and post it here if I can find it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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here is the link I was talking about..

Dog friendly beaches, pet friendly beaches United States, dog beaches U.S.A., dog beach USA
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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We were on Nags Head a week ago and there were several dogs on the beach - many not on leashes, playing fetch into the ocean. It was fun to watch but I was shocked to see a lot of dog "mess" left on the beach and not cleaned up! I don't so much mind the dogs but sheesh, clean up their mess...
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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thank you! this link is just what i was looking for!
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Not a problem! I've been looking into this as I'm bringing home my pup in September.. If anyone can recommend watering holes in the Raleigh area where you can let your dog swim without a leash please let me know!
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Oak Island is a leash free beach as long as you have voice control (HA!). They have poop stations at the beach access points. Love it!

They were trying to decide earlier this year if the off-leash was an issue for residents...I don't recall seeing that the ordinance has changed.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Here's the actual municipal code for Oak Island - it looks like "leash free" is only applicable from October 15 - March 15:

Sec. 4-46. Unrestrained dogs.
(a) It shall be the duty of the owner of the dog to be responsible for the dog on the premises of the owner. If any dog leaves the premises of the owner without a leash, it shall be deemed to be running at large. If any dog found at large cannot be safely taken up and impounded, any necessary action may be taken by the duly sworn officer. If any dog is found unrestrained, the dog's owner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Subject to section 4-49, dogs may be on the beach from October 15 to March 15 without a leash under the following conditions:

(1) Dog(s) shall not be left unattended;

(2) Dog(s) must be under visual and voice control at all times;

(3) Do not allow dog(s) to visit with other beach-goers or dogs, unless welcomed;

(4) If a dog consistently exhibits dominant aggression toward other dogs or beach-goers, it must leave the beach immediately;

(5) Owners shall be solely responsible for any injury or damage caused by their dog(s); and

(6) Owners shall properly and promptly remove and dispose of all feces left by their dog(s).
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Dogs are allowed on the beaches in Cape Hatteras National Seashore as long as they are on a 6ft or shorter leash. Most people are respectful of that rule and I haven't seen any messes left behind.
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