Hammocks Beach State Park
Bear Island Bathhouse Winterized Now Through the Middle of March. Please note there are NO Restroom Facilities and NO Water. Ferry Service is Closed for the Season, and Scheduled to Resume April 4, 2014.
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Facilities on Bear Island are closed for the 2013 season. The bathhouse is winterized and all water has been shut off. Restroom Facilities are closed through mid March 2014. Bear Island will remain open for camping but campers must bring all necessities with them including drinking water. Ferry Service for the 2013 season has ended and ferry operations will resume in April, 2014. Contact the park office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.326.4881 with questions.
Updated: 2013-12-02 11:29:16
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.