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910-326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
 

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1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429
 

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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 (updated)

Current ferry protocols

 


 

 

 

2021 Ferry Schedule at Hammocks Beach State Park

Updated Schedule as of May 21, 2021

 Download the schedule as a PDF »

 


Current ferry protocols:

  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • 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 updated schedule:

HOURLY FERRY SERVICE
May 21 through 28: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Departs mainland Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

 

 

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

The ferry will run daily.

The updated schedule for Mondays through Wednesdays is:

HOURLY FERRY SERVICE
May 29 through September 6: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Departs mainland Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

The updated schedule for Thursdays through Sundays and on holidays is:

FERRY SERVICE EVERY 30 MINUTES
May 29 through September 6: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Departs mainland  Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:00 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:

HOURLY FERRY SERVICE
September 8 through 30: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
October 1 through 31: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Departs mainland Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 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.