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Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • My husband and I come to Carolina Beach every October. We love coming out to this park to fish and watch the boats go by. We don't camp, but a lot of others do. Lots of nature trails. Graham NC 
  • We took a side trip from our awesome ocean front condo t to visit Carolina Beach state park. We were pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the trails and went down to the marina area and Sat on some nice b...  read more »
  • Carolina beach is a great beach. We spent a few hours there and it was not overly crowded but it was pleasent. The beach is well maintained and cared for. Also visit Kure Beach just down the road. 
  • The park is great ! I've had so many good times here. The staff was helpful and friendly. The park was well kept . I spotted several wild birds and the raccoons weren't a problem. I want to give 5 stars ,but I can't. The parks slamming trash can lids pollute the environment with noise day and night. They do have new log cabins that sleep 6. The park is a mile from the boardwalk where Britt's doughnuts shop is located . All of Carolina Beach is really family friendly and fun
  • Hammock-camped here for 3 days. Campsite is pretty good, toilet/showers were clean & well maintained, there's also a boat launch site that looks well run. Trails were also well kept and were fun to hike. Word of warning though: it's a marsh state park, so expect LOTS of bugs. Bring bug spray, and a good bug net.
  • We had the 2 of the rv sites for a week. Super clean full hook up . Large campsites , spaced out perfectly. Loved it. We definitely return in the future.
  • Fantastic park. Good trails and plenty of wildlife for the kids to chase. I spent about 30 minutes chasing frogs and toads all over the trails and even struck up a conversation with a local fisherman talking about drum and flounder. All in all a great experience.
  • Great place to just chill out. The waterfront on the Cape Fear River around the Park's marina is a great place to sit and enjoy. The Park's staff are very friendly. The campground can get a little buggy with mosquitos and noseums, so come prepared for that in any but the coldest weather. There's a great trail along the river that will give you a quiet introduction to a Carolina maritime forest.
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