Coast Region State Parks North Carolina's Outer Banks and wider coastal region are environments unlike many others on Earth. Whether you'd like to relax on the pristine Bear Island beaches at Hammocks Beach near Jacksonville, experience what life was like for Civil War soldiers at Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach or explore the unique environment of the Great Dismal Swamp; you'll find what you're looking for at the state parks along North Carolina's coast. Use the tiles below to learn more about these eight remarkable places and plan your trip today. Carolina Beach State Park Carolina Beach, N.C. Dismal Swamp State Park South Mills, N.C. Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Kure Beach, N.C. Fort Macon State Park Atlantic Beach, N.C. Goose Creek State Park Washington, N.C. Hammocks Beach State Park Swansboro, N.C. Merchants Millpond State Park Gatesville, N.C. Pettigrew State Park Creswell, N.C.