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Nice park, campsites and cabins available! Nice little store too, found extendable sand dipper for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Carolina Beach State Park offers a variety of outdoor experiences for the entire family.

We have gone to Carolina Beach State Park several times and it was a wonderful experience each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miguel B
Cary, North Carolina
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1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice park, campsites and cabins available! Nice little store too, found extendable sand dipper for beach combing far less than tourist attractions rates. We stopped in on Wednesday as Hurricane Michael was making his way up to the Carolinas. The girl working in the store...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to Carolina Beach State Park several times and it was a wonderful experience each time. The search for the very special Venus Fly Trap plants is a fun adventure. We also rented kayaks and traveled the inlet to a small island, and...More

Thank Miguel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. My family loves to hike the trails since they are shaded in the Summer. They have cabins you can rent or reserve a campsite pitch your tent or camper. If you have a boat they have a boat ramp and Nauti...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ecosystem is truly unique at Carolina Beach and I'm so grateful that the state preserved such an ample portion - of an otherwise hot tourist destination area - to keep natural. When walking the trails it is easy to be immersed in three different...More

Thank Rebekah C
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

If you are not familiar with this area of North Carolina coastline, this State Park is a must see! The coast is stunning, and the park has the most beautiful loblolly pine forests. The waters run majestic, and it is just a hop and skip...More

Thank kellykantzgift
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Well maintained state park with some camping ares for tents and rvs. Kept clean and very quiet like most NC State parks.

Thank fmattship
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Awesome Park. Will visit again soon. Staff was friendly and professional. Historically correct information shared.

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a really nice park you can camp, fish, hike and go on a b boating trip if you would like it also has a small store to buy essentials. A really nice park.

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The park was conveniently located to town and our hotel. The place was clean and easy to move around. Great place to spend a lazy afternoon.

Thank Elina E
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great hiking area with 6 miles of sandy trails that includes Sugarloaf, a 55 ft. pine and oak covered dune that anchored the mile long defensive trench of the Confederate forces blocking the invading Union forces that had battled at Ft Fisher and were trying...More

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August 25, 2018|
Response from Audra I | Reviewed this property |
When we were there the gates were never locked. We went out for dinner and returned around 1am. There were no issues with not being able to get back in.
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Marty H | Reviewed this property |
Go to Campsitephoto and read their comments and you can look at the sites. Also read the reviews at Campendium and search Things to do Carolina Beach (Tripadvisor) I use these instead of Campers advice. Some will give out... More
May 11, 2018|
Response from Marty H | Reviewed this property |
2 people are "glamping" 4 people are "camping" 6 people are "cramping"