Pets are permitted in homes that list “Pets Allowed” in the description (NO EXCEPTIONS). Some pet-friendly homes have specific restrictions regarding the number, size or type of pet noted in the individual description. A violation of the pet policy is cause for termination of tenancy. Unless otherwise advertised, a maximum of two pets is allowed. Pets are not permitted in pools or hot tubs. There is no additional fee for bringing pets to pet-friendly homes.
Veterinary Hospitals & Kennels
Coastal Animal Hospital & Kennel
Veterinary care, boarding
Martin’s Point Veterinary Hospital & Kennel
Located at the foot of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk.
Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital
Located at milepost 4.5 on US 158 in Kitty Hawk, Dr. Jay Taylor and his staff are committed to your pet’s health.
Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital
Emergency veterinary hospital located approximately an hour and a half from the Outer Banks in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Bringing Your Pet on Vacation
Keep these tips in mind if you plan to bring your furry family member to the Outer Banks.
- Each town has
theirown regulations regarding pets. Familiarize yourself with the rules in the town you are visiting prior to your arrival.
- Please clean up pet waste and deposit in appropriate containers.
- Bring fresh water for your dog to drink at the beach. Drinking salt water can make dogs sick.
- Provide shade for your pet to rest in at the beach to prevent overheating.
- Be sure that your pet is protected against fleas and ticks. These pests are abundant on the Outer Banks.
- Bring a leash for your pet. Most towns have leash laws, which are detailed below.
- Pavement and beach sand can get hot enough to burn your dog’s feet during the summer. The best times to walk your dog are in the mornings or evenings.
- Keep an eye on your pet playing in the ocean or sound. Be aware of dangerous surf conditions, rip currents, and possible submerged dangers.
- Pets are not permitted in pools or hot tubs at any time.
Nags Head: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. Leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
Kill Devil Hills: Dogs are not permitted on the beach between the hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th, unless they are aiding the handicapped. At all other times, leashed dogs are permitted on the beaches.
Kitty Hawk: Dogs are permitted on public beaches. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day, between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet. At all other times, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet and carry the dog’s leash at all times.
Southern Shores: Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th. A leash law
Duck: Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Dogs are allowed to play unleashed on the beach under
Corolla: Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.
4x4 Beaches: Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.
Mail and Packages
It is not recommended to ship items to the Outer Banks as delivery dates can vary and packages could be missed.
If it is absolutely necessary to have mail delivered during vacation, letters and packages may be sent to your vacation home (with exception of 4x4 homes) or our rental offices. The vacation home's address can be found on the home's listing on Twiddy.com, in your reservation details on your account or lease agreement, and via the Twiddy mobile app. Ensure delivery can be guaranteed while you are here and not before your vacation starts or after your vacation ends.
Twiddy is not responsible for missed deliveries or lost mail/packages.
For 4x4 and Corolla homes, please use the address: 1142 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927. For all other homes, please use the address: 1181 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. Be sure to enter your reservation confirmation number on the shipping label with your first and last name. Example: First and Last Name XX1234567
Lost and Found
Twiddy and Company
To report a lost item or to check on the status of your lost item, please email email@example.com.
Some communities offer amenities such as a community pool, tennis courts, and more. Community amenities are only available to guests staying in vacation homes located in the community. Amenity availability dates and times are determined by each individual community and may vary seasonally. Community amenity information, including schedules and passes, if applicable, will be provided in your check-in packet. Please view your vacation home’s community page for more information on amenities available for use during your stay
Public Tennis Courts
Corolla Light (for a fee; subject to availability) (252) 453-4565
Two indoor clay courts, four outdoor clay courts, and four outdoor hard courts.
Pine Island Racquet & Fitness Center (for a fee) (252) 453-8525
Three indoor plexi-cushion hard tennis courts, two pickleball courts, and a fitness center.
Kill Devil Hills Field
1634 N. Croatan Highway • Milepost 7, Kill Devil Hills (behind the Fire Department)
Two hard surface courts with lights.
Dare County Recreation Park (252) 475-5920
602 Mustian Street • Milepost 8, Kill Devil Hills
Four hard surface courts with lights until 11:00 pm
Local Medical Facilities
The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center
- Southern Shores (252) 449-7474
5565 North Croatan Highway, Southern Shores, NC
- Nags Head (252) 261-8040
4923 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC
Surf Urgent Care (252) 441-7870
400 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Blue Water Ear + Nose + Throat (252) 489-4682
4917 South Croatan Highway, Unit 1C, Nags Head, NC
Outer Banks Hospital (877) 359-9179 or (252) 449-4500
4800 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC
Sunshine Family Pharmacy (252) 715-0170
1187 Duck Road, Duck
Bear Drugs (252) 261-7999
Regional Medical Center, Kitty Hawk, NC
- Southern Shores (252) 261-8097
5547 North Croatan Highway, Southern Shores, NC
- Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-4377
1101 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC
- Southern Shores (252) 261-8900
5312 North Virginia Dare Trail • Milepost 1.5, Kitty Hawk
- Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-4849
1200 South Croatan Highway • Milepost 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
Walmart Pharmacy (252) 261-3310
Shoreside Plaza • Milepost 1, Kitty Hawk
Medical Equipment Rentals
Medi Home Care (Delivery Available) (252) 441-1604
OBX Beach Mobility (Delivery Available - Excluding 4x4 area)
Beach Wheelchairs are available through local fire departments and park services:
Kitty Hawk Fire Department (252) 261-2666
Kill Devil Hills Fire Department (252) 480-4060
Jockey’s Ridge State Park (252) 441-7132
Nags Head Fire Department (252) 441-5909
Coquina Beach – Bodie Island Lighthouse Visitor Center (252) 441-5711
Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Visitor Information Center (252) 995-4474
Ocracoke National Seashore – Ocracoke Visitor Center (252) 928-4531
Outer Banks Home Care - Assisted Living in Your Vacation Home (252) 491-1234
All Saints Episcopal (252) 261-6674
40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores
Corolla Chapel (non-denominational) (252) 453-4224
1136 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
Duck United Methodist Church (252) 261-1525
1214 Duck Road, Duck
First Baptist Church (252) 261-3516
3946 North Croatan Highway • Milepost 4, Kitty Hawk
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (252) 261-4700
301 West Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk
Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church (252) 261-2062
803 West Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk
Ark International Church (252) 441-5182
113 Villa Dunes Drive, Nags Head
St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (252) 441-5382
4212 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
Nags Head Church (252) 441-7548
105 West Soundside Road, Nags Head
4x4 Beaches: A public boat launch that accesses the Currituck Sound is located at the Carova Beach Park at Milepost 21, on 2100 Ocean Pearl Road. Due to shallow water, this ramp is suitable for small craft only.
Corolla: A public boat ramp is located at Whalehead in Historic Corolla and is open from sunrise until dusk. Due to shallow water and grass, this ramp is suitable for small craft only.
Kitty Hawk: A public boat launch is located on Bob Perry Road. There is parking available for up to 30 vehicles, as well as a picnic area and canal that leads out to open sound waters.
Kill Devil Hills: A public boat ramp is located off of Bay Drive and Dock Street. This ramp features multiple docks and parking for up to 12 vehicles.
Manteo: Across from Pirate's Cove Marina, on the western side of the Washington Baum Bridge,
*Please note that some communities have restrictions on parking boat trailers at the home. Check with our office prior to your visit to see if boat trailers are permitted to be parked at your vacation home.
Golf Carts and LSVs
Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Southern Shores: LSVs are allowed on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Golf Carts are not allowed.
Duck: Duck is LSV (street legal) and golf cart friendly. LSVs may be driven throughout the village of Duck, including on Route 12, in all areas where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. Golf carts may be driven in the neighborhoods and side roads throughout Duck, but may not be driven on Route 12 outside of Duck Village. Golf carts may not go across Route 12 outside of Duck Village. The Sanderling community does not allow golf carts or LSVs.
Corolla: Corolla is LSV (street legal) and golf cart friendly. LSVs may be driven throughout Corolla on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Golf carts may be driven in neighborhoods and side roads in Corolla, but may not be driven on Route 12. Golf carts may be driven across Route 12, in areas where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. Corolla Light allows LSVs only, no golf carts. Ocean Sands and Ocean Lake do not allow either golf carts or LSVs.