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Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
+1 910-458-8206
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Beautiful and Clean

Visited on April 10 and again on April 13. The park is beautiful and clean with great walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
7072marion
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Be ready for crowds

The boardwalk is very nice as well as beaches. Surrounded by various stores. Very commercial and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda S
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1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on April 10 and again on April 13. The park is beautiful and clean with great walking trails and nice sandy walkable coastline. Perfect place for a picnic which I will do when I go back this week. And.... park entrance is free!!! That’s...More

Thank 7072marion
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boardwalk is very nice as well as beaches. Surrounded by various stores. Very commercial and crowded. Parking difficult unless arrive early or off season. Mostly paid parking lots.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed hiking the trails in the state park. They are easy trails with beautiful scenery and well marked. One of the best state parks I have visited and has a nice picnic area. I was disappointed to not find any venus flytrap. Maybe...More

Thank mth58
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

March: we hoped for warm, we had bad luck as the temp went below freezing overnights. But our campsite was wonderful, staff was very helpful, and we had a fantastic stay regardless. Campsite was clean, washroom had nice warm showers, we were able to use...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Great location and the grills are also nice. the shower house/bathroom are a big plus right at hte parking lot. Get there earlier on summer days though as the parking lot fills up.

Thank Jedediah S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

It's quiet. Not a lot of people here in Feb, so you can have a quiet walk. It's clean and well kept, just not very visually interesting. It's very flat, so there isn't any "hiking" just walking.

Thank jez09
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Took the trail from the Ranger Station. Crisp, sunny Fall day w/ our dog on the leash. Approx. 3+ mile round trip (seems longer!!) but very flat and well marked path. Once we reached the big sand dune (Sugarloaf) , spent lazy moments taking in...More

Thank richard w
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Average park. Beach access, picnic areas. If I remember right you have to pay to go there. Plenty of parking.

Thank Donovan C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

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 island...More

Thank MaryJanetravles
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

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 do appreciate a short walk to...More

Thank jrscooter
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davidsonsjk
18 March 2018|
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Response from MDO44 | Reviewed this property |
Campsite are variable in shape and size. You can go online to see them. I'd say most sites are large enough for two tents. My experience with hammock-tents is that you can always find a spot for them! :)
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Colleen R
16 February 2018|
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Response from MDO44 | Reviewed this property |
"Must be kept on a leash at all times"
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Colleen R
16 February 2018|
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Response from mollie b | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are only allowed on the beach from Oct to end of Mar.
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