• Hammocks Beach State Park - Swansboro, North Carolina

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Bring your own kayak or canoe if you wish or you can rent one here. Hammocks Beach is a great place to launch from and enjoy scenic coastal features as well as fishing, hiking and special programs. You can also swim and camp on Bear Island , which you can paddle to yourself or reach by ferry. Campsites are available all year, with full amenities in season. And yes, there really are good places to put up a hammock.

      If you go:
      The park and the park office are open every day except Christmas. Ferry service during warmer months only, and schedule subject to change.


      1572 Hammock Beach Road
      Swansboro, North Carolina 28584 USA

      Mailing address:
      North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation
      121 W. Jones St.
      Mail Service Center 1615
      Raleigh, NC 27699 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Hammocks Beach State Park
      +1 (910) 326-4881

      NC Div, Of Parks and Rec.
      +1 (919) 707-9300