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Visitor center closures   

Due to staffing shortage, the park visitor center is currently open on a limited basis and may be closed during regular business hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. When the visitor center is closed, please visit the marina store for park information, camping check-in, restrooms, refreshments and other inquiries.

 Last updated on: Friday, August 20, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Carolina Beach State Park


Contact the park
 

910-458-8206

carolina.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Marina

910-458-7770
 


Addresses
 

Visitor center

1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

GPS: 34.0472, -77.9066

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 475
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
 


Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • 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
     

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  • 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
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

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.

 

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/06/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Come join the Cape Fear Astronomy Society at Carolina Beach State Park Visitor Center on Saturday nights to learn about the night skies. The group will have telescopes set up for viewing planets, stars and lots of other things. Program will begin around sunset and conclude 15 minutes before the park closes. Check the weather before coming as the program will be canceled due poor viewing conditions. Call the park office for more information.
(910) 458-8206

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Start Location:
Carolina Beach State Park Visitors Center Visitor's Center