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“Sorry I’m from Long Island ”

Carolina Beach State Park
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Really carolina beach is just ok . I’m spoiled having grown up on Long Island . My biggest problem was access and signage . What the place needs is more public parking . More beach area , although I do appreciate a short walk to the water .
Someone would do well to invest in a real destination resort

Thank jrscooter
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited with our dog while staying nearby. We were here twice and really enjoyed hiking in the park. It made a nice diversion was being at the beach. The park opens at 8:00 and there is plenty of parking and no admission fee. The area around the marina and along the river is beautiful! We walked the Venus Fly Trap Trail and spotted a few, although they were dormant this time of year (late fall.) They are very small and had to see so you really have to look for them. We saw a nice buck in the swampy area which was an added treat. The only negative for us was when we were walking along the road looking for the trails our dog got several little very sharp burrs in her paws. We did not notice until she started limping and we had to pull them out. Next time we know to stay on the roads or trails. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable experience.

Thank Tom551
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Such a treat seeing fly traps, sundew and pitcher plants in their natural habit!
Small visitors center but worth a trip inside. Easy trails with views of native plants, swamps and the cape fear river.

Thank Lara U
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Once again most of the beach shops and restaurants are closed for the season. This has a nice boardwalk area and places to sit. If get sandy there is shower heads to rinse off. This weekend rib fest was being held out here.

Thank mollie b
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Viewed all three carnivorous plants on an easy walk. Also observed a fox squirrel. Trails along the water und long leaf pines . Nice visitor center and campground looked nice.

Thank richlee1975
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