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Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road, PO Box 475, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My first experience at Carolina Beach State Park was a solo camping trip in the heat of summer. However, this past weekend, I stayed there with some friends, a family with three young children (7, 5, and 3 years old), in the warm days and cool nights of fall. Once again, Carolina Beach State Park provided a safe, clean, comfortable,... More

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Grandy, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

we enjoyed the park a couple of times during our stay in the area for fishing. There is a very nice deck built to fish from or you can be more adventurous and fish from the rocks or shore line. The restrooms were very clean and well kept. Lots of trails to hike and picnic areas to enjoy.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a wonderful park for a picnic and relaxing with a view. The perfect place to view the sunsets. Be sure to stop in the park shop for affordable useable souvenirs and beautiful post cards. One of the nicest places I have been in a long time.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A great park for viewing Snow's cut and the ship traffic on the Cape Fear River, but what it is most famous for is the Venus Fly Trap! The majority of these plants are located on the Flytrap Trail. They are not easy to find, so I suggest you stop by the visitor's center, located on the right as you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My experience here was unique. No electricity, no alcohol, 10 pm curfew. On the other hand I only paid 60 bucks for 4 nights within a 5 mile drive from the ocean. That is hard to beat. The showers could have been worse, the rules less stringent. The rangers seemed to pick and choose who they felt like babysitting and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been vacationing in North Carolina for years and go to the state park to site-see. I love going to the docks to look at the boats. Nice place.

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Elkins, West Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I camped here by myself and felt very comfortable. The shower/bathhouse is well-maintained and I was very appreciative of the quiet hours after ten PM. Hiked the flycatcher trail to swamp trail to the salt marsh overlook. It was. Very peaceful time. Bring bug spray.

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Monroe, Georgia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Clean and not over crowded. Big waves. Friendly people. Reasonably priced . We really loved the area and will vacation there again.

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Cleveland, OHio, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very Nice Trails and Marina Area. I Wish I Had A Boat As The Ramps Looked In Very Good Shape. Mosquitos Were As Big As Birds.

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North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I got the impression the state park was by the ocean but no it is by the sound. It doesn't lead to the beach unless you are on a boat. The picture doesn't need to be of the pier since it is no where near it. Not much to see unless you want to walk on the nature trail and... More

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