Your four-legged family members are always welcomed in Virginia Beach and we want them to enjoy a paw-sitively perfect vacation with you! From the ocean to the bay, and all the dog parks and hiking trails in between, whether swimming, hiking, fetching or joining you for a stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding lesson, we love seeing coastal pets make the most of their visit. Before you travel, be sure to familiarize yourself with the seasonal restrictions and as always, be mindful of keeping your fur-baby on a leash and cleaning up after them
Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long.
Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend
Allowed on public beaches and boardwalk area anytime.
Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend
Restricted in the following areas:
Beaches - before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
Boardwalk - 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. only. During the summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. only.
Fido must don a leash and human companions are required to clean-up after their furry friend. For the safety of all patrons on the beach, canine and human alike, please supervise your pet carefully when off leash and only unleash on the sand with reliable voice command and recall.
With pet lovers in mind, many Virginia Beach hotels, resort properties and businesses are eager to host you and your K-9 companion. Pet-friendly accommodations range from hotels, motels and luxurious beach rental homes. Be sure to call the property directly to book your pet-friendly reservation. Customize your pet-friendly vacation by reviewing the options below to ensure a paw-sitively perfect vacation in Virginia Beach!