Hammocks Beach State Park
Bear Island Bathhouse Scheduled to re-open March 15, 2014. Ferry Service scheduled to resume April 4, 2014, Annual Ferry Passes Now Available for 2014 Ferry Season!
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The bathhouse on Bear Island with rest room facilities and potable water are currently winterized, and barring any freezing temperatures or maintenance problems will reopen on March 15, 2014. Prior to March 15, 2014 camping on the island is open but campers must bring all necessities with them including drinking water. Ferry Service for the 2014 season will resume April 4, 2014. Annual ferry passes for 2014 are available for $50.00 at the park office. Contact the park office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.326.4881 with questions.
Updated: 2014-02-21 09:31:08
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.