Six miles of protected shoreline spanning the Ocean to River and 288 acres with a Park Office/Exhibit Hall, picnic area with grills and related facilities. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare and protected species nest along the sandy shore. Trails meander through the marsh past an actual WWII Bunker, once home of the fabled Ft. Fisher Hermit, ending in an observation deck. The Park Office/Exhibit Hall has regularly scheduled programs. Popular for surf fishing, with a boating ramp and paddling launch nearby, four-wheel-drive vehicles are allowed seasonally with required permits. Dogs are allowed on leash year round.
PARK HOURS: Parking Gate is closed and locked at park closing time:
Seasonal Hours: contact Park Office or view Website for updated information.
PARK OFFICE: Daily 8am - 5pm. Open most state holidays
FOUR-WHEEL-BEACH-ACCESS: Permit Purchase Required-
Seasonal & Daily Permits available at Four-Wheel-Drive Gate or Park Office
Pedestrian beach access 24 hours a day
ADMISSION: Free including parking.
Charge for Four-Wheel-Drive on the Beach Permits-- available at Four-Wheel-Drive Gate or Park Office.