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Hammocks Beach State Park

Bear Island—Hammocks Beach State Park
Location: Swansboro, North Carolina
Length of visit: full day to overnight
Major draws: Undeveloped beach, kayaking, birding, seashells, beach camping
Strenuosity: 5 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Camping $10 per night plus $3 reservation fee
Additional considerations: Ferry (fee) only on weekends in October
Description: A 3-mile paddle took us to the backside of Bear Island from where it was a short hike to our campsite on the beach. It was great to spend the night once again at our favorite beach in the U.S.