Hammocks Beach State Park

1572 Hammocks Beach State Rd.
Swansboro, NC 28584- Map It
(910) 326-4881

AAA Editor Notes

Hammocks Beach State Park, 1572 Hammocks State Beach Rd., covers 1,520 acres—just 32 on the mainland—as well as Bear, Huggins and Jones islands. Bear Island is reached by a seasonal passenger ferry located on Hammocks Beach Rd. off SR 24. A visitor center on the mainland has interpretive exhibits. A bathhouse and primitive camping are available on Bear Island. Pets on leash are allowed, but not on the ferry. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted.
Park free. Ferry fare $5; $3 (ages 6-12 and 62+).
Hours: Park open daily 8-7, June-Aug.; 8-6, rest of year. Phone ahead for ferry departure times. Closed Christmas.