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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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  • It's such a nice park to go and walk to enjoy nature! Easy paths - many are in wooded areas or you can walk by the water in other areas. Worth the trip to the park. We did all the paths - Sugarloaf is...  more »
  • Nice, newly remodeled board walk with plenty of shops and restaurants. Safe and clean. Plenty of bemches.  more »
  • Sugarloaf trail at Carolina Beach State Park is an easy 3 mile loop. The trail constantly changes from beach to sand dune, through woodland forest and past lily ponds and cypress swamps. It is totally...  more »