Carolina Beach State Park

Trails Status

Hiking Trails

Open

Bike Trail

Open

About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Carolina Beach State Park

 

Located in New Hanover County 12 miles south of Wilmington, Carolina Beach State Park is home to the Venus flytrap, a unique carnivorous plant. The park is known for habitats like Sugarloaf Dune, a 50-foot dune that once served as a navigational marker for river pilots, as well as three limesink ponds that each feature a unique plant community. The park's marina provides access to the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway, making the area popular for boaters and anglers. 

Plan Your Visit

Address

1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

GPS: 34.0472, -77.9066

 

Current Weather

28428 Carolina Beach, NC

Park Hours

Tab/Accordion Item

Month Hours
January 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
December 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Month Hours
January 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Month Hours
January 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Photo Gallery

Child Paragraph

Top: Sunset over the Cape Fear River, J. Brown

Gallery: Intracoastal Waterway coastline, staff photo  |  Sunset bench, J. Shimel  |  Boat ramp, C. Peek  |  Foggy marsh, C. Peek  |  Fishing on the pier, staff photo