Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach State Park is a North Carolina state park in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It covers 761acre on Pleasure Island. The state owns 420acre of the park in fee simple, and the remainder of park land is leased from the Department of the Army. The park is located along the Cape Fear River and Snow's Cut (part of the Intracoastal Waterway).Pocosin wetlands, a type of wetland that supports rare carnivorous plant species, are found in the park. Carnivorous plants found at this park include Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, butterworts and bladderworts.The park features six miles of hiking trails. Other amenities include a marina, campsites, picnic area, and a visitor's center featuring natural history exhibits.
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  • We have visited Carolina Beach many times on the town & ocean side but it was cooler so we wanted to hike a bit so we went over to the state park . The state park is not on the ocean side of the islan...  more »
  • Really carolina beach is just ok . I’m spoiled having grown up on Long Island . My biggest problem was access and signage . What the place needs is more public parking . More beach area , although I d...  more »
  • We visited with our dog while staying nearby. We were here twice and really enjoyed hiking in the park. It made a nice diversion was being at the beach. The park opens at 8:00 and there is plenty of p...  more »

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