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Lifeguards Not on Duty Daily   

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 hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov 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
Trails

Enjoy three well-marked paddle trails, ranging from 200 yards to more than six miles.

 

Beach
Location: Bear Island
Description:

While Hammocks Beach State Park doesn't have designated walking trails, the beach is always available for hikes.

Point of Interest: Ocean, tidal pools, mudflats, salt marshes, dunes.
Length:
4.00 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Surface: Sand
Bear Island Trail
Location: Starts at the kayak launch and ends at the Bear Island campsites
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
2.60 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
white over orange
Bear Island Trail at Hammocks Beach State Park
Surface:
Huggins Island Trail
Location: Starts and ends at the kayak launch
Description:

The trail circles Huggins Island.

Point of Interest:
Length:
6.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow over yellow
Huggins Island Trail at Hammocks Beach State Park
Surface:
Trout Channel Spur Trail
Location: Runs between Bear Island Paddle Trail and the ferry dock on Bear Island
Description:
Point of Interest:
Length:
0.10 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue over orange
Surface:
Contact:

Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach Road
SwansboroNC 28584
Phone910-326-4881
hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.671000
Longitude: -77.142900

Map of North Carolina

 

September - May: 8am - 6pm
June - August: 8am - 7pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
September - May: 8am - 5pm daily
June - August: 8am - 6pm daily

Closed Christmas Day