Boats at Carolina Beach State Park with the park marina in the background
Boats at Carolina Beach with the park marina in the background. Photo by C. Peek.

A 54-slip marina with two public boat ramps is located at the junction of Snow's Cut and the Cape Fear River. Fuel and snacks, along with fishing and camping supplies, are available at the marina store. Restrooms and a laundry room are also available. Showers are provided for boat slip renters.

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Boat launching fee $7
*Annual Pass (includes boat launch) $90
*Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Annual Pass (includes boat launch and four-wheel-drive beach access at Fort Fisher State Recreation area) $150
Holding tank pump out $20
Battery charge service $20


*Annual Pass has a limit use of one boat launch per day. Pass must be presented at the marina to redeem benefit. Annual Passes are valid for the calendar year only. Annual Passes can be purchased online at the webstore; the Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Annual Pass must be purchased at the park office at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area in person only. For more information, visit:

Annual Passes

Transient slips reservations can be made online at ReserveAmerica or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

There are three transient slips at the T-Head that are available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for these must be made in person.

All transient slips can be rented for no longer than 14 consecutive days in any 30-day period.

Nightly rate $36


Applications are required for long-term dockage. Fees are charged according to the term of lease and vessel size.

Six-month leases run 183 days, and 12-month leases run 365 days.

All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of the rental agreement for the desired term.

Vessel Size Monthly Lease

Six-Month Lease

12-Month Lease

25 feet or smaller $294 $1,534 $2,834
26 feet to 30 feet $344 $1,834 $3,434
31 feet to 35 feet $394 $2,134 $3,934
36 feet to 40 feet $444 $2,434 $4,534

Refund proration policy: In accordance with the terms of the Slip Rental Agreement, either party may terminate this agreement at any time by providing a 30-day written notice. Refunds will not be given unless the tenant provides 30-day written notice of early termination to Carolina Beach State Park and the park secures another tenant for the slip within the 30-day period. Refunds will be prorated at a daily rate for days remaining on the Slip Rental Agreement. This policy will take effect on the date Carolina Beach State Park receives written notice of termination from the tenant.

Plan an Event

Do you want to host your event at Carolina Beach State Park?

Some large events such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc. may require a Special Activity Permit.

Please contact the park if you would like to plan an event. You can schedule a tour with a park staff member to plan and learn about fees and other permits: carolina.beach@ncparks.gov or 910-458-8206. 

Classroom and Auditorium

Reserve space for your meeting and add a group hike with your team for a bonding experience. Carolina Beach State Park offers a 25-person classroom and a 65-person auditorium, both of which can be rented by the half-day or full-day, for your meetings, presentations, and more.

A visit to the facility and a meeting with the staff are required to reserve these facilities.

Please call 910-458-8206 or email carolina.beach@ncparks.gov for more information.