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Hammocks Beach State Park

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Address: Swansboro, NC
Phone Number:
+1 910-326-4881

Located on Bear Island, this is a great swimming beach.

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The facilities are superior. The escorted trips out to the island are informative and definitely worthwhile.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brantingham Lake
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facilities are superior. The escorted trips out to the island are informative and definitely worthwhile.

Thank AdirondackTraveler10
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hammocks Beach State Park is an enjoyable location with features that can accommodate various recreational plans. From boating to picnics, this park is ready to host your family's trip. My family enjoyed walking the trails and spending some time reading on one of the piers. This park is a great introduction to the slow-paced charm of Swansboro, NC.

Thank DanPauEli
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the ferry to bear island or if you have a boat, boat over and beach Great undeveloped island that is usually not crowded Good shelling If you camp get a spot on the beach not one of the paddle up sites......the paddle up sites have too many bugs

Thank Stuart M
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently moved to NC and are exploring our surrounding towns and chose Swansboro for the day. Took a $5/person 15 min ferry ride over to Bear Island that was relaxing. Then we had a quarter mile partly shaded, flat walk to the beach. Absolutely beautiful, clean and not crowded. The sand was so soft! There are bathrooms with indoor... More 

1 Thank Lorri P
Swansboro, North Carolina
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Hammocks Beach State park is a nice place to visit and their cruise trips are fun and informative and well worth a $10 donation. They have kayaks for rent too. Their museum is a bit small but nicely done. It would be nice if they had some nature trails for walks and maybe a fishing pier. The pirate fest they... More 

Thank Gary E
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We have overnight camped here several times. It's primitive but fun. You take a ferry ride over and have to walk over to the beach so pack light. Shelling is great.

1 Thank hairync
Wilton Manors, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stumbled upon this beautiful park and were amazed by the beauty! Beautiful wide beach we walked for hours, so peaceful and quiet, we visited off season though.

1 Thank validoh62
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I went to use the kayak ramp and the place is just right out of a magazine. Visit if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed! Great walking areas too!

1 Thank Traveler163
Richmond, Virginia
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is a lot of fun whether it's for a day or for a weekend of camping. Really nice boat ride to the island and also a lovely place to camp and avoid crowds. Not really much to do but you can enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking or walking the truly gorgeous beach! People of all ages can have a... More 

Thank MidnightKrewzer
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

go by ferry ride across to ocean or kayak from the pavilion to unspoiled marsh and wildlife best kept secret

Thank Sue P

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