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The shoreline at Carolina Beach State Park

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am
Activities

Hiking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Boating

Carolina Beach State Park offers access to a variety of waters. The fresh waters of the Cape Fear River, the estuarine waters of Myrtle Grove Sound and the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean are all only moments away.

A 54-slip marina with two public boat ramps is located at the junction of Snow's Cut and the Cape Fear River. Fuel and snacks, along with fishing and camping supplies, are available at the marina store. Restrooms and a laundry room are also available. Showers are provided for boat slip renters. Please contact marina staff for current fee schedule for boat slips and daily ramp fees.

Tidal waters may be rough at times; exercise cautious seamanship. You can check the tidal currents at Orton Point from the NOAA website, and the North Carolina drawbridge schedule from the DOT website

Paddle NC is a seasonal concessionaire at the park who offers kayak and stand-up paddle board tours and rentals. Please view their website at paddlenc.com or contact them by phone at 910-612-3297 for additional information.

Swimming

Swimming is prohibited throughout the park due to dangerous currents and sharp drop-offs near the shores.

Fishing

Fish from the river bank or the wheelchair-accessible fishing deck, or launch your boat at the marina. Flounder, spot, sheepshead and speckled trout are waiting. An N.C. Coastal Recreational Fishing License is required to fish in the park.

Picnicking

The Carolina Beach State Park picnic area is located near the bank of Snow's Cut, between the campground and marina. Under the shade of large oak trees, tables and grills supply all the necessities for dining. A wheelchair-accessible site is also available. Water, restrooms and parking are conveniently located nearby.

Area Attractions

Learn more about area attractions at the Wilmington and Beaches Convention Visitors Bureau.


Map of North Carolina

 

Contact

Office: 910-458-8206
Marina: 910-458-7770
carolina.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Addresses

Park office

1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

GPS: 34.047297, -77.906605

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 475
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

 

Hours

  • December to January:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm daily
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • December to January:
    8:00am to 5:30pm
     
  • February:
    8:00am to 6:30pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:30pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:30pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:30pm
     
  • November:
    8:00am to 6:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day