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Great place to drive and park at your beach spot

I have lived in ILM for 18 years and I love Freeman Park. The day pass is expensive and the yearly... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Stephanie W
via mobile
Beach please

If you enjoy the beach (swimming, fishing, car camping, kite flying, castle building, etc) and you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday

If you enjoy the beach (swimming, fishing, car camping, kite flying, castle building, etc) and you have a solid 4wd vehicle you have to go here. Its a little pricey so get your moneys worth and plan to spend the entire day. You can do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I have lived in ILM for 18 years and I love Freeman Park. The day pass is expensive and the yearly is not cheap but if you live here it’s less stressful than parking and worrying about a parking meter. Is it family oriented? Yes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Awesome place to go for nature walks..Fishing hiking boats ..just a beautiful Pease full place to go and enjoy nature.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kingstella46
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Very interesting historical viewpoint. The views of the ocean and the mysterious rocks are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is in fact a hidden gem that most do not know about once you get a bit away from the coast. We have been to this beach a couple times now and people still have no idea where I went. This beach is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ldegonzague
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Brings me back to a time when cars were on the beach when I was little growing up in Bflo, NY. Spend the whole day at the beach, have a picnic or grill on a small grill...just a fun family time!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We wanted to get my mother down to the ocean. We rented a four wheel drive from SunFun and drove onto the beach, we set up our stuff and my mother was able to walk a few feet to stick her toes in the sand/ocean!!!!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carmenBSC
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great day at the beach and my daughter enjoyed every minute of burying my son and me having to help him out of it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scotk430
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Brought friends that had never drove out on beach with us. They really had a great time and are wanting us to take them again.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It was a great beach to visit, lots of families and groups. North Carolina has pretty beaches. No complaints about the area.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Morgan W
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Miguel J
26 June 2018|
Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
freeman park is 1st come 1st serve !
Kristen C
15 April 2018|
Response from troncalli01 |
only 4-wheel drive is allowed on the beach. AWD has to park in the designated parking lot at the entrance.