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Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
+1 910-458-8206
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Wonderful Beach

Loved this beach. Nice and quiet without all the hotels and businesses around. Picked up several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corina M
Nice local hiking spot

This state park is a nice, pet and family friendly place to take an easy hike. The trails are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelsey B
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1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
+1 910-458-8206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this beach. Nice and quiet without all the hotels and businesses around. Picked up several nice shells and sharks teeth.

Thank Corina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This state park is a nice, pet and family friendly place to take an easy hike. The trails are mostly shaded, easy to follow, and well maintained. The visitor center and the marina both have indoor restrooms. No matter the season, don't forget bug spray....More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our reservations 8 months in advance and couldn't wait for the August weekend. The campground is lovely and the electric sites are awesome - we had site 002. The bath house is not very conveniently located for this loop. We took a Ranger...More

Thank benooch67
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a quiet, family-friendly campground, this is a great place to stay on your next beach vacation! Despite the name, there is no swimming within the park--but there is plenty of beach nearby (I'd recommend Kure Beach if you like a...More

Thank Carla F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for some nice walking/hiking trails. We were very pleased. Was able to load a park map on my phone and follow trails fairly easily. Nice shaded trails. Some boardwalks over swamps. Fairly typical southern piney forest. Nice view of the Cape Fear...More

Thank Humdinger04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Carolina Beach State Park because we heard about the Venus Fly Traps that grow there. When we started on the Fly Trap trail we noticed that there had been a fire in the recent past. Green vegetation was just beginning to grow...More

Thank sacArkansas
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My granddaughter and I were at the Beach on Wednesday 7/12/2017 around 10:30. We were ok for a while but then I decided to venture out further into the water. A huge wave came and knocked me down. Between the current and the waves I...More

2  Thank virginia15017
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I stopped in at the Carolina Beach State Park this week while working in the area. It was the first time I have ever been there and was quite impressed in how well the grounds, entrance , and visitor's center is maintained. Inside the Visitor's...More

1  Thank pparrothead
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great affordable place camp near the beach. The sites are nice and pretty secluded. The only complaint is that their noise restrictions are pretty loose so you may end up near someone running a generator until 11 pm. Nice trails and awesome...More

Thank Bernard W
Reviewed 13 July 2017

After visiting Carolina Beach three times a year for the last 9 years we FINALLY visited Carolina Beach State Park and were not disappointed. It is an amazing little spot just blocks away from the main drag of tourism and beach mania. It is NOT...More

Thank Jonni H
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Sneaky007 | Reviewed this property |
There is no day use fee. However, there are specific open and closing hours and the gate is locked while the park is closed. Fires are allowed in designated areas only, such as the campground, no beach fires.
7 July 2017|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking as stated above, but there is no beach at the Carolina Beach State Park. There is handicapped parking in downtown Carolina Beach, but it is pay parking and is a short walk over to the beach
tracy g
24 March 2017|
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Response from Janice G | Reviewed this property |
The towns make decisions about whether dogs are allowed on the beaches. Some do, but only during the "off season". Check the town websites. CB State Park does allow dogs, but with restrictions, so I would check with them as... More