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Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
+1 910-458-8206
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My family of 5 (Mom, Dad, 15 yr old, 10 yr old & 7 yr old) enjoy walking the trails on occasion... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Reviewed4You
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Beautiful and Friendly Place

Had a wonderful time at Carolina Beach State Park. First stop visitors center, very friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joyce S
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1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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+1 910-458-8206
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"the cape fear river"
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"walking trails"
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"boat ramp"
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"nice hike"
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"nice campground"
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"bath house"
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"sugar loaf"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family of 5 (Mom, Dad, 15 yr old, 10 yr old & 7 yr old) enjoy walking the trails on occasion. There are different trails and you can get a free map at the visitors center near the entrance of the park. No fees...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful time at Carolina Beach State Park. First stop visitors center, very friendly workers. Very knowledgeable of trails and marina. The trails were easy to follow with markers. You can decide how much walking you wanted to do. The scenic views made the...More

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carolina Beach State park has a Marina, nature trails and a campground. It is very convenent to everything. I stayed 3 nights and used it for my base camp for exploring Fort Fisher, Kure beach, Fort Anderson/Brunswich town. The Boardwalk is 10 minutes by bike...More

Thank Marty H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on April 10 and again on April 13. The park is beautiful and clean with great walking trails and nice sandy walkable coastline. Perfect place for a picnic which I will do when I go back this week. And.... park entrance is free!!! That’s...More

1  Thank 7072marion
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The boardwalk is very nice as well as beaches. Surrounded by various stores. Very commercial and crowded. Parking difficult unless arrive early or off season. Mostly paid parking lots.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We really enjoyed hiking the trails in the state park. They are easy trails with beautiful scenery and well marked. One of the best state parks I have visited and has a nice picnic area. I was disappointed to not find any venus flytrap. Maybe...More

Thank mth58
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

March: we hoped for warm, we had bad luck as the temp went below freezing overnights. But our campsite was wonderful, staff was very helpful, and we had a fantastic stay regardless. Campsite was clean, washroom had nice warm showers, we were able to use...More

1  Thank MDO44
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Great location and the grills are also nice. the shower house/bathroom are a big plus right at hte parking lot. Get there earlier on summer days though as the parking lot fills up.

Thank Jedediah S
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

It's quiet. Not a lot of people here in Feb, so you can have a quiet walk. It's clean and well kept, just not very visually interesting. It's very flat, so there isn't any "hiking" just walking.

Thank jez09
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Took the trail from the Ranger Station. Crisp, sunny Fall day w/ our dog on the leash. Approx. 3+ mile round trip (seems longer!!) but very flat and well marked path. Once we reached the big sand dune (Sugarloaf) , spent lazy moments taking in...More

Thank richard w
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LLH30
12 May 2018|
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Response from Marty H | Reviewed this property |
2 people are "glamping" 4 people are "camping" 6 people are "cramping"
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davidsonsjk
18 March 2018|
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Response from MDO44 | Reviewed this property |
Campsite are variable in shape and size. You can go online to see them. I'd say most sites are large enough for two tents. My experience with hammock-tents is that you can always find a spot for them! :)
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Colleen R
17 February 2018|
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Response from MDO44 | Reviewed this property |
"Must be kept on a leash at all times"
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