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Events and Programs

Carolina Beach State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Join the Cape Fear Astronomical Society at the visitor center from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm to observe and learn about our moon. There will be telescopes set up for observing as well as moon activities and exhibits. Other celestial bodies will be in view as well. Event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact the CFAS at info@capefearastro.org or call the park office at (910) 458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Oct 30 2016 .
Sat, 09/03/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/04/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/11/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/01/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/02/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/08/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/09/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/15/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/16/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/22/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/23/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/29/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/30/2016 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/03/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/04/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/11/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/01/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/02/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/08/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/09/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/15/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/16/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/22/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/23/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/29/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/30/2016 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Take a walk through time back to Sugarloaf dune. Discover some of the unique habitats that are found at Carolina Beach State Park. Learn about the history of the Sugarloaf dune and the surrounding area. This is a 2 mile hike and will last approximately 2 hours.  Meet at the Marina Trailhead Parking Lot at 2:00pm. Wear good walking shoes. Drinking water and insect repellent is recommended.  For more information and to reserve your space, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/15/2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Marina Trailhead Parking Lot

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/03/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/04/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/11/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/01/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/02/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/08/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/09/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/15/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/16/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/22/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/23/2016 - 11:00am, Sat, 10/29/2016 - 11:00am, Sun, 10/30/2016 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area
Contact:

Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road PO Box 475
Carolina BeachNC 28428
Phone910-458-8206
910-458-7770 Marina
carolina.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.047297
Longitude: -77.906605

Park Hours:

All park facilities are closed on Christmas Day.

Park
Dec & Jan: 7am - 6pm
Feb & Nov: 7am - 7pm
March, April & Oct: 7am - 9pm
May - Sept:  7am - 10pm
 

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily

Visitor Center 
8am - 5pm daily

Marina
Dec & Jan 8am - 5:30pm
Nov & Feb:  8am - 6:30pm
March, April, & Oct: 8am - 8:30pm
May - Sept: 8am - 9:30pm

Fuel Dock
Nov - Feb: 8am - 5pm
March, April, Sept, Oct: 8am - 7pm
May - Aug: 8am - 8pm