Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach State Park located inside the city limits of Carolina Beach has a lot to offer residents and visitors it is coastal nature at its finest. Hiking trails include Sugarloaf,3.0 miles, Campground Trail 1.0 miles, Swamp trail .75 miles, Snow’s Cut Trail .45 miles, Fly Trap Trail .50 miles Oak Toe Trail .25 miles.these are easy trails to walk if you walk quietly you are very likely to see deer, squirrels.

Camping is available by reservation, call 1-877-722-6772 or online by visiting www.ncparks.gov camping fees are $20.00 per night. All park users are subject to North Carolina State Laws and Park Regulations, Park Rangers are there to be helpful, and for enforcement of North Carolina State Park regulations.

A marina with two launching ramps and more than 40 boats slips are available for public use, with plenty of parking available, cost of launching a boat is $5.00.Gas and diesel are for sale on-site, along with ice, and beverages at the marina.

Park Hours  November – February 8 am. – 6 pm.  March,April,Sept.,Oct.  8 am. – 8 pm. May-August 8 am – 10 pm. Closed Christmas Day. When the park gate is closed, no vehicles can leave out!  

I visit the Carolina Beach State Park several days a week, it is a great place to walk and enjoy nature I usually see deer on most of my walks.

Come visit Carolina Beach State Park at 1010 State Park Road.

Capt.Mike Dennis
Cape Fear Guide  – 910-619-0928       

March 24, 2020, Due to  Coronavirus  Carolina Beach State Park is shut down to all visitors. trails are still open.

Will update when Park reopens.