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.

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17 days ago

I love this trail. I run the sugarloaf trail and link to the sand live oak trial then back into sugarloaf trail starting and finishing at the marina. It’s about 5 miles all together. I do it about 3-4 times a week. A great run with very well kept trails. Keep a look out for trails markers if you go on sand oak live trail. Some spots are not marked well and could go off track if not careful. I also run greenfield lake a lot and a 5k custom run at the loop in Wrightsville Beach. Carolina Beach state park is my favorite by far. I love a trail run!!!!

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trail running
3 months ago

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

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4 months ago

Awesome. Very well marked

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6 months ago

Nice level hiking

Nice flat trails, maintained well.