With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats--not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants--it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment. Visit Carolina Beach State Park to relax, enjoy nature or embark on an eye-opening adventure.

trail running
2 days ago

easy on the knees, amazing views! get there before 9am on a weekday and you're basically alone.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome. Very well marked

hiking
2 months ago

Nice level hiking

Nice flat trails, maintained well.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

we go as much as we can and our dog loves the place. beautiful spots with access to water. the best campgrounds I've ever seen. trails are great.

hiking
6 months ago

Tip: choose to go left first. This way, you will be rewarded with the best things to see at the end of your loop.
I enjoy this walk. I walk it a few times/year. There are some puddles areas of it's rained recently. Other than that, it's a good stroll through the woods in a nice coastal environment!

Awesome trail, great for all ages and abilities. Dog friendly, not crowded and you can easily combine trails to give you a 5 mile walk.