Public beach:

All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times.

April 1st through September 30th
Dogs are allowed on the beach during restricted hours:
BEFORE 9:00 a.m. and AFTER 5:00 p.m.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9AM-5PM.

October 1st through March 31st
Dogs are allowed on the beach during all hours.

You must have on your person at all times, a plastic or paper container that can be used to clean up and contain dog waste until it can be disposed of in an appropriate container. This container must be produced and shown, upon request, to anyone authorized to enforce this ordinance.


Dogs are not allowed on the historical wooden parts of the boardwalk or in the Boardwalk Business District at any time. This includes sidewalks, walkways, or public property east of Canal Dr. from the north side of Harper Ave. (Hampton Inn location) up to and including Cape Fear Blvd. (Gazebo area).

Freeman Park:

Dogs are required to be on a leash from April 1st to September 30th. From October 1st to March 31, dogs are allowed off a leash so long as they remain under voice command and the owner is within a reasonable distance from the pet.

Violations of these regulations will result in issuance of a $100.00 fine/citation.

If you have questions, please contact the Carolina Beach Police Department at 458-2540.


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From October through March, leashed dogs are allowed on Carolina Beach any time of day. During the peak summer season, April through September, leashed dogs are allowed on Carolina Beach before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Dogs are allowed every day of the year at Freeman Park Recreation Area

Carolina Beach offers free parking from October 31 to March 1. If you come during the other months, you can use the Parking Mobile app. 

Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited at al times.

Overnight camping, driving, and open fires are not allowed within the town of Carolina Beach. But, these activities are allowed in Freeman Park and Carolina Beach State Park.

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