Park Visitor: Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 15 A true gem by quiet beach lover
The fact that you have to walk with all your stuff the half mile to the beach from the ferry dock, keeps the crowd down. But it is so worth it! We have been there twice in the last month even though it is a three hour drive to get there.
September 12 bear island warriors by warrior garry
mostly in our late fifties now the bear island warriors canoe anually loaded with gear and grub in search of sun, fun and the ever dillectable red fish. no electronics,no time pieces, and no women...sleep when you want, eat when you want, fish when you want...make music at night and watch the stars...as shakespere put it...balm for the hurt mind...nothing like the bear to put you back in perspective
March 4 What a wonderful place! by outdoor lover
I grow up just down the road from Hammocks Beach and I bring my family back every summer. It is so peaceful there,I recommend it to everyone who visits the area.
September 21 Great Camping by Jim Mohr
We loved the opportunity to camp so close to the beach. The adventure of taking a boat to the site made it even more interesting and assured us of avoiding intrusions by motorized vehicles.
July 23 LOVE IT! by blond6421
Great place for sunbathing, swimming, or just quiet walks on the beach. This is one of the very few unspoiled beaches in NC. Never crowded and always beautiful! Also, the staff are always courteous and friendly!
August 5 A great experience year after year by Michael Polidori
Canoeing on the inlet, netting shrimp big enough to eat or catching the fish smart enough to know the shrimp are there (and big enough to eat them), getting a healthy dose of sun and surf, walking the beach on a moonlit night, marvelling at the phytoplankton phosphorescing in the sand with every step, watching the distant lights on the sea, eating a meal supplied by the ocean... did I mention the sun and great beach?
We have a great time there year after year.
April 14 Good time
The family and I took a ride to the park and had a good time. We relaxed on the deck took and sat in the shade. Only negative was there were no playgrounds for the kids to play. The kids loved the ferry ride to Bear Island. Once on Bear Island we took a .5 mile walk to the deserted beach. Great Nature WALK!
April 14 Best Kept Secret for a Pristine Beach by Beach Goer
I grew up near Hammocks Beach and I return annually. The staff are friendly and the facilities are spotless. Camping is excellent, but bring insect repellent. Sand fleas and mosquitoes are ferocious if the wind is not blowing. If you want to see what a North Carolina beach looked like when the native americans inhabited the region, this is the place.