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Hammocks Beach

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Address: Swansboro, NC
Phone Number: 910-326-4881
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Activities: Swimming
Description: Located on Bear Island, this is a great swimming beach.

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Summer must do!

Hammocks Beach is a great family adventure. Taking the ferry out is just the beginning of the fun. Making a reservation for the ferry is a smart way to be assured you get out at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hammocks Beach is a great family adventure. Taking the ferry out is just the beginning of the fun. Making a reservation for the ferry is a smart way to be assured you get out at the time you'd like. The beach is clean, the shelter/bath house is fairly new. My family loves this beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We have been a few times and always love it. Took our kids 11 & 5, and 3 yr old nephew. They loved the ferry ride. The walk to the beach isnt bad.... the weather just gets humid in the summer and sometimes the little ones are wore out after playing at the beach. Perfect place to find sand dollars.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just another great spot to visit when coming to Swansboro. Short drive from Downtown Swansboro, NC to the Hammocks Beach State Park to pick up the Ferry. My wife & I have 2 children (12 year old daughter & 9 year old son), and we love to get to the Ferry Pick up area about 30 min. early so we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great beach if you want isolation. Very clean. Not a good beach if you are a serious shell hunter. Employees drive up and down the beach and collect the largest and nicest shells before the ferry arrives with tourists. The employee in the concession stand had a bag of huge shells from the morning's collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I spent the night on bear island last weekend. The beach is long and wide with soft sugary sand that actually squeaks when you walk on it. When camping be sure to wake early and catch the sunrise from atop a dune. Total pools leave behind really neat sea life as well as jelly fish so watch your step on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was in town for a business trip and decided that instead of staying in another hotel I would try something different. So I used my hotel money to buy some lite camping gear instead. There are 11 primitive campsites on the island that are very secluded and quiet. I would recommend getting sites 1-4 if you plan on bringing... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Spent the day at Hammocks Beach...took a ferry ride over and enjoyed peace and quiet on the serene beach. Soft, flat pristine beach with clear water. Relaxing and very enjoyable.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our guests at La Casita love Hammocks Beach! We do too! Being from Swansboro, I've been to Hammock's beach too many times to count over the last 50 years. The beach is an unspoiled jewel on the NC coast. Families with children love the ferry ride to the beach. Young couples and families with teenagers will enjoy renting Kayaks from... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Most interesting place to visit! Learn the history by walking around the welcome center, then take the boat ride over to the beach. You will have a short walk to the beach so pack light. The beach is beautiful and not usually to crowded. Great place for family or couples to enjoy the day. Notice the times of the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For only $5 round-trip, you can catch the ferry that leaves from the visitor center (which has exhibits and toilets and seats on a nice deck overlooking the water) on Hammocks Beach road every hour from 9:30am and enjoy a 15-minute journey through the inter-coastal waterway out to this secluded, long beach. You'll share the trip with happy campers and... More 

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Address: Address: Swansboro, NC
Phone Number: 910-326-4881
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Swansboro

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