Dogs are not permitted on most Virginia barrier islands.  Dogs are permitted at Mockhorn Wildlife Management Area and state owned sandbars and marsh islands.  Leashed dogs are permitted at Wreck Island Natural Area Preserve except between April 15 and September 1 when the island is closed to protect sensitive resources.   

Note that dogs are prohibited at Wise Point Boat Ramp and at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Leashed dogs are permitted at several mainland natural areas such as The Nature Conservancy’s Brownsville Preserve, Kiptopeke State Park, Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve, Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve, and Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve.