Carolina Beach
(Freeman Park)

Last updated 7/22/15
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Metro Area

Minutes

Miles

Greensboro

218

257

Raleigh

140

175

Winston-Salem

247

283

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Information

Map Links

ORV Fees

  • Daily passes may be purchased at the entrance of Freeman Park.
  • An annual permit is also available.
  • Permit applications are not required for daily passes.
  • Official Access Passes and Permit Info

Trail Summary

  • Beach offers approximately 2 miles of driving.
  • Carolina Beach is not a trail system, but provides access for street legal off-road vehicles driving by licensed drivers.
  • Beach is accessible to stock (unmodified) four-wheel drive vehicles .
  • While it's not difficult, there are times when the sand near the entrance can be over a foot deep. Make sure your rig has enough ground clearance. It may be necessary to reduce air pressure in order to maximize flotation on sand.
  • Driving on or immediately near dunes is prohibited
  • Driving in the surf zone (hard packed sand near the water’s edge) is prohibited
  • Trailers are prohibited on beach

  • Official Freeman Park Information

Terrain Summary

  • Sand is loose and granular
  • Water mark can be identified by sand pack and debris deposits

Lodging and Area Info

Camping