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910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429
 

Hours
 

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  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm
 

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm
 

  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Ferry
 

2021 ferry schedule

Current ferry protocols

 


 

 

 

2021 Ferry Schedule at Hammocks Beach State Park

Special COVID-19 Schedule

 Download the schedule as a PDF »

 


Current ferry protocols:

  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Family groups are required to social distance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • Ferry vessels will be sanitized between trips.

 

From May 12, 2021, through May 28, 2021:

The ferry will run on Wednesdays through Sundays only on the following schedule:

FOR DAY USE PASSENGERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Depart mainland Return from Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
FOR CAMPERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Arrivals Departures
2:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

 

From May 29, 2021, through September 6, 2021:

The ferry will run daily.

The schedule for Mondays through Wednesdays is:

FOR DAY USE PASSENGERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Depart mainland Return from Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
FOR CAMPERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Arrivals Departures
2:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

 

The schedule for Thursdays through Sundays and on holidays is:

FOR DAY USE PASSENGERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Depart mainland Return from Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
FOR CAMPERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Arrivals Departures
3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

 

 

For the remainder of September, the ferry will run on Wednesdays through Sundays only. Please note that the ferry does not run on Tuesday following Labor Day, September 7.

Through the month of October, the ferry will run on Fridays through Sundays only.

The schedule for these days and months is as follows:

FOR DAY USE PASSENGERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Depart mainland Return from Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
FOR CAMPERS ONLY
Limit: 20 passengers
Arrivals Departures
2:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Fees

Roundtrip tickets for the ferry is:

  • $6 for adult passengers (13 years old to 61 years old); 
  • $4 for child passengers (3 years old to 12 years old);
    • Children 2 years old and younger ride for free; and
  • $4 for all senior citizens 62 years old and older.

We accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard debit or credit cards, with proper identification, for the amount of purchase only.

There is an Annual Pass for unlimited ferry use for six people throughout the calendar year.

 

Camping fees are $15 per night. All campers will also need to pay for one set of roundtrip tickets to use the ferry. Campers who are staying multiple nights and have purchased one set of roundtrip tickets are allowed one free ferry roundtrip ride per day during the days in between their arrival and departure.

 

Rules and conditions

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all areas of the park.
  • Carts or wagons are not permitted on the ferry unless they are collapsible.
  • Pets are not allowed on the ferry.
  • Please note that the ferry schedule can be interrupted by wind, lightning, or other factors. Please check the park website or call the park at 910-326-4881 to ensure the ferry is running as scheduled before you visit the park.