In additional to great access to the beach (Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head local pet laws apply), there a number of pet friendly spots within short distance of John Yancey Inn:
A 426-acre park with the largest natural sand dune on the East Coast. Hang gliding, kite flying, hiking all available. Just 3 miles from the Yancey at MP 12.5 in Nags Head.
Located nearby at Milepost 8, just a quick drive (or bike ride) away. National Monument and museum. This is where Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first powered airplane flight, on December 17, 1903. The Visitor Center has a full-scale replica of original plane, the "Wright Flyer," as well as talks on the history of the Wright Brothers, various information services, and exhibits. Just 1.5 miles from the Yancey.
The only dog park in the County is just a short drive from hotel - 900 W Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk, NC
The Virginia Dare Trail Bike Path extends north and south in front of property, great for long walks, jogs, or bike rides with your pet.