In June, lifeguards will not be on duty Thursday and Friday; June 14, 2018, June 15, 2018, June 21, 2018, June 22, 2018 and Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Park staff make every effort to ensure lifeguards are on duty in the protected swim area Memorial Day through Labor Day; however, due to circumstances beyond our control and occasionally at the last moment, lifeguards may not be on duty. If you have questions about the status of lifeguards, please contact the park office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.326.4881. Always use extreme caution as rip currents and strong currents can occur at any time. Current information regarding Bear Island and the ferry service can be found under the Hammocks Beach Park News Link.Posted on: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Hammocks Beach State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.
Educational materials about Hammocks Beach State Park have been developed for grades 6-8 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Hammocks Beach program introduces students to the life history of sea turtles, focusing on the loggerhead sea turtle. The program's content includes information about animal adaptation, the sea turtle's lifecycle, endangered species, natural and human threats to wildlife, resource management and stewardship. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, an electronic copy of the teacher's booklet is available, free of charge, to educators.