Coast Region State Parks

A sunset over Carolina Beach State Park

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.