Hammocks Beach State Park

View of Hammocks Beach

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Join a Friends group to promote, support, and advocate for our state parks system. Contact Friends of the Hammocks and Bear Island or Friends of State Parks.

Bear Island Bathhouse Winterized Now Through the Mid March 2015. Please note there are NO Restroom Facilities and NO Potable Water on Bear Island. Ferry Service is Closed for the Season, and Scheduled to Resume in April 2015. ... details ±

Make an Online Reservation or Call 1-877-722-6762

(910) 326-4881

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov

1572 Hammocks Beach Road, Swansboro, NC 28584
GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429

Venture to Bear Island and reward yourself with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic coast. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, there's just one thing at Hammocks Beach that's crowded - the list of things to do.

Stroll the beach with laughing gulls and sandpipers. Cast a baited hook into endless rows of foaming breakers. Discover tiny specimens of marine life in tidal pools and mudflats. Use a camera or paintbrush to capture the green and gold grasses that color the salt marshes. Spend the night among the sand dunes, or simply bask in the sun and do nothing at all.

Secluded and tranquil, free from intruding commercialism, Hammocks Beach may not be for everyone, but the island is a retreat for people who welcome the challenges of relentless sun, sand, sea and sky.