Ten Patriotic and Pet-Friendly Places in Onslow County


If you are visiting our area or just want to be out and about exploring, but don’t want to leave your pet behind, we’ve got great news!  There are numerous pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, and local businesses that welcome you and your fur baby so you can find your country and feel your freedom in Onslow County!

1. The Beach & Hammocks Beach State Park 

dog beach

What a delight to take your pup for a long walk along North Topsail Beach at sunrise.  Or enjoy a visit to Hammock’s Beach State Park and stroll along the walking trails. See the NCParks.com website for more information.

2. The Milk Road 


Stop by and enjoy a coffee at this unique single-origin coffee house that specializes in liege waffles and hang out for a bit on their back patio!

4240 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville
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3. Wag Time

wag time

A full-service pet salon offering state of the art grooming for all breeds of dogs. If your dog needs a home away from home while you are visiting our area, they offer traditional bunkhouse boarding as well as state of the art luxury suites, with unlimited play time!
4654 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville
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4. Woofgang Bakery


A great place for raw, frozen and grain-free diets for cats and dogs. They have premium pet food and the most amazing assortment of gourmet treats and toys.  They also offer head-to-tail grooming services.
4225 Western Blvd, Ste 800, Jacksonville
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5. Northstar Cafe

northstar cafe

The Northstar Cafe folks love spending time with your furry family members. What better way to spend time after a good walk to come over to the NorthStar Cafe and get a doggie treat and a latte or a bite to eat and a glass of wine!
2355 Western Blvd., Jacksonville
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6. Animal House


Whether you need to feel good about dropping your pup for the day, week, or month, the folks at Animal House loves all animals, and are glad to help accommodate your pet however they can.
665 Bell Fork Rd., Jacksonville
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7. Brewed Downtown

brewed downtown

Cheers without the beers at Brewed Downtown! Enjoy espresso, coffee, frappe, sandwiches, panini, breakfast & lunch. Fresh soup and salads. How about a “puppucino” for your fur baby on the outdoor patio?
1000 New Bridge St., Jacksonville
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8. Ice House Waterfront Restaurant

ice house

Some of the best waterfront dining you’ll find in historic Swansboro, NC.  Serving fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more.  The outdoor patio in the front is perfect for your pooch!
103 Moore St., Swansboro
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9. The Boro Restaurant 


Located next door to Ice House, the Boro serves tapas style plates and large plates and also offers a full bar with 12 Craft Brews on tap year around along with a nice selection of wines.  What a great outdoor patio to enjoy live music every Friday at 8 pm with your pet in tow.
109 Front St., Swansboro
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10. The Pelican Snoballs


Enjoy this unique place to experience New Orleans’ Style Shaved Ice in over 100 flavors! Your pup can get his/her own Pelican “pup cup” in three different flavors. It’s literally a snowcone for your dog!
200 S. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville
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Onslow County Tourism

Onslow County Tourism

As one of North Carolina’s oldest counties, Onslow County reflects a rich and varied history.  It’s also the proud home of the Marines of Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger.

The county has been graced with an extraordinary natural beauty: over 30 miles of wide, unspoiled beaches, waters teeming with an abundance of marine life, forests filled with wildlife, and rich farmland to harvest.

Today, you can explore everything from military and historic monuments to beautiful waterways and beaches to friendly spots to eat and play.