Hammocks Beach State Park
April Ferry Schedule is Friday through Sunday, hourly 9:30 until 4:30. No lifeguards on duty and concession stand is closed until Memorial Day weekend. Bear Island bathhouse open daily. Annual Ferry Passes On Sale Now!
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Bear Island ferry service operates in April Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 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. Bear Island bathhouse facilities including drinking water, outdoor showers and restroom facilities are open daily, indoor showers are open to campers from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day. Lifeguards will not be on duty and the concession stand will not be open until Memorial Day weekend. PLEASE bring any soft drinks and snacks with you to the island and use extreme caution while in the water. Annual ferry passes for 2014 are available for $50.00 at the park office. Contact the park office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.326.4881 with questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets, carts, and wagons are not permitted on the ferry.
Updated: 2014-04-08 09:03:13
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.