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8 Reviews of Hammocks Beach State Park

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Lauren The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2022

Solitude and Emerald Waves

Bear Island’s seclusion and minimalist amenities are what make this place a hidden gem.

That being said, you do have to be comfortable being left on the island between 6pm-9am every night unless you kayak in. The ferry only runs during the day between 9ish-6pm.

Also, be prepared to backpack in…

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Site3
Month of VisitJuly
Katy S.
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2020

Paddle In Sites

We stayed at site 14, which is on the other side of the island and is only accessible on a boat. We kayaked from the park office and boat launch. The route was difficult for me, the tide was coming in plus a strong wind, it took us about an hour to get to the island. The site itself was perfect,…

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Site14
Month of VisitJuly
Katie M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2019

Beautiful beach camping!

Love this park. Bear Island is only accessible by boat. So you have to pay a small fee for the ferry ride that takes you to Bear Island. Or you can canoe or kayak. You have to hike with all your camping gear less than a mile to the beach. There is not much shade on the hike there but it wasn't bad…

  • Getting on the ferry to Bear Island
  • Brand new ferry dock!
  • Ferry ride
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Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Hammocks Beach State Park is located in North Carolina

Directions

The Hammocks Beach State Park office and ferry dock are located in Onslow County between Jacksonville and Morehead City. From I-95, take I-40 east to NC 24. Follow NC 24 east through Jacksonville to Swansboro. Turn right onto Hammocks Beach Road. About 500 feet before the end of the road, turn right into the park entrance.

Address

1572 Hammocks Beach Rd
Swansboro, NC 28584

Coordinates

34.63709215 N
77.14016782 W

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