I almost forgot to tell everyone about the vacation my parents, my brother, and me took this past summer in the Outerbanks, North Carolina. We stayed in a pet-friendly beach house with 4 of my parents' friends. It was so great! My parents had to pay a pet fee, but it was very reasonable, and there were not restrictions.
Also, the beaches there are dog-friendly between 6 pm and 9 am, so Rosco and I got to spend lots of time running around on the beach, chasing sand crabs and dodging the waves.
The realtor that my parents rented the house from is called Stan White Realty (www.stanwhiterealty.com). They manage lots of pet-friendly properties in the Outerbanks. Tell your parents that you want to take a beach vacation this summer--it's totally worth the drive!