The main park entrance and dune are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The Soundside access and swim beach are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please be advised that the parking lot at our Soundside Access fills up very quickly. We recommend arriving as early as possible as the parking lot is the only designated area where you may park to enjoy our Soundside beach area. You may be ticketed or towed if you park along Soundside Road or in any other undesignated area. Please look for alternative access sites such as those located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The Visitors' Center and Museum are open but we have limited capacity at this time. Please follow the 3-Ws and any posted guidelines.
Trails and restrooms at both park accesses are open.
We are offering limited programming, please call the park for more details.
With 24-hour advance notice, we are offering dune rides to visitors with mobility restrictions on a limited basis, please call the park for more details.
When visiting, please follow the North Carolina State Parks Guidelines listed above.
Please monitor this page for additional information.
Last updated on: Thursday, March 4, 2021