This Undeveloped Beach Is The Crown Jewel Of The North Carolina Coast

With the turn of the new year and warmer days in our sights, we set out to find the crown jewel of the North Carolina coast and found it on Bear Island, a barrier island off the coast of Swansboro and located south, as the shoreline goes, from Emerald Island and north of North Topsail. At roughly three sandy miles in length, and with not a bit of development, Bear Island is an unspoiled paradise waiting to be explored.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you been? Will you be going this summer to check out this unspoiled beach? (We’ll see you there… )

Hammocks Beach State Park is located at 1572 Hammocks Beach Rd., Swansboro, NC 28584. Learn more on the official website of North Carolina Parks. Updates on Hurricane Florence recovery projects and the current status of Hammocks Beach State Park amenities can be found at this link.