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Carolina Beach State Park

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Address: 1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Phone Number: 910-458-8206
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A great find

I'm not an avid beach person, but found myself at the beach for a quick getaway. My friend loves to sit on the beach all day, but I don't. I found this state park which advertised... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not an avid beach person, but found myself at the beach for a quick getaway. My friend loves to sit on the beach all day, but I don't. I found this state park which advertised 6 miles of hiking trails and I was intrigued. The trails are very well marked and there is a great map which is at... More 

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Salem
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49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went primarily to view Venus fly traps in native soil. Failed in that. In fact failed to see any "featured" plants. No trail signs or directions within the park. Not impressed during my short visit but to be fair did not search out much more. Campground and beach areas seemed nice & clean. Visit the visitors center

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Gautier
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of hiking to choose from. We went on the carnivorous plant hike, then checked out the intercoastal waterway. Lots of fun.

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Akron
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful park with farmer's market on some days, and activities. Has a beautiful lake and playground and walking path. Free movies too

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many more nicer stretches of coast lines off of the Carolinas. This probably was once a great beach, but because of high volume traffic and what seam like a lack of garbage cans, it has become sort of ruined. Go further south

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We attended the centennial and also our two local businesses (Isand beverage and the Pearl & The Petal) donated to the centennial celebration in efforts to raise funds for the park! We enjoyed the celebration and learning about our local state park in addition to all the wonderful NC state parks we have. You can get a book with a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Beautiful place for family vacations, Clean places great local restaurants and very friendly people.

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Hickory, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Great park! We enjoyed locating the venus fly trap in there natural habitat. The park is well maintained with a nice visitors center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The beach was beautiful. Cleaned and well kept. Enjoyed every minute of out visit and cannot wait to go back again! We went on a Saturday and the beach was busy but wasn't too over crowded. Again, a beautiful park and will definitely be returning.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

4yrs going here, and i love every min of it. Always a good time. I have never camped here(i live on the island), but i heard thats pretty kewl as well.

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