Hammocks Beach State Park
Ferry Schedule for October is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, hourly 9:30 until 4:30; no ferry service on Monday through Thursday. The last day of ferry service will be October 26, 2014. No lifeguards on duty and concession stand closed for the remainder of ferry season.
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Bear Island ferry service operates in October Friday through Sunday, hourly at the bottom of the hour from the mainland beginning at 9:30 am, and at the top of the hour from Bear Island with the last ferry leaving the island at 5:00 pm. The last day of ferry service for the 2014 season will be Sunday, October 26, 2014. Lifeguards will not be on duty for the remainder of ferry season and the concession stand will be closed for the season as well. PLEASE bring any soft drinks and snacks with you to the island. Indoor showers on Bear Island are open to campers from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day, and drinking water, outdoor showers and restroom facilities are open daily through November 16, 2014. PLEASE use extreme caution in the water and be aware that dangerous rip currents can occur at any time. Contact the park office at email@example.com or 910.326.4881 with questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets, carts, and wagons are not permitted on the ferry.
Updated: 2014-10-10 11:20:02
1572 Hammocks Beach Road, Swansboro, NC 28584
GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429
Venture to Bear Island and reward yourself with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic coast. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, there's just one thing at Hammocks Beach that's crowded - the list of things to do.
Stroll the beach with laughing gulls and sandpipers. Cast a baited hook into endless rows of foaming breakers. Discover tiny specimens of marine life in tidal pools and mudflats. Use a camera or paintbrush to capture the green and gold grasses that color the salt marshes. Spend the night among the sand dunes, or simply bask in the sun and do nothing at all.
Secluded and tranquil, free from intruding commercialism, Hammocks Beach may not be for everyone, but the island is a retreat for people who welcome the challenges of relentless sun, sand, sea and sky.