North Carolina Beach Campsites

North Carolina Beach Campsites
North Carolina has over 300 miles of coastline and barrier islands, featuring sandy beaches, tidal marshes, blackwater rivers and windblown live oak forests. Many designated sites permit on-beach camping. The waters off the North Carolina coast once were called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" because of more than 600 shipwrecks since the 16th century. As a result, 10 lighthouses were constructed and are open to visitors.

Carolina Beach State Park Campground

Carolina Beach State Park features a family-friendly campground with 83 shaded sites. Two of the campsites are fully wheelchair-accessible. Every campsite has a grill and picnic table. Restrooms with showers are within walking distance from each campsite. The is no power or electric for RVs. The visitor's center offers exhibits on the wildlife, flora and fauna of Carolina Beach. The campground also has a marina, fishing pier and hiking trails.

Carolina Beach State Park Campground
1010 State Park
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8206

The Cape Hatteras Resort and RV Park

The Cape Hatteras Resort and RV Park, in the Outer Banks, is in the town of Rodanthe. The campground offers over 50 acres of beachfront camping, full hookups for RVs, cable television, wireless Internet, three swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, a clubhouse with a game room, laundry facilities, restrooms with showers, a children's playground, a 9-hole miniature golf course, lighted tennis courts, basketball, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, and three stocked fishing ponds. The resort also rents bicycles, kayaks and jet skis.

The Cape Hatteras Resort and RV Park
24798 Highway 12
MP 40.5
Rodanthe, NC 27968
(252) 987-2777

Cedar Point Campground

The Cedar Point Campground is at the edge of Croatan National Forest with 40 campsites featuring RV hookups, which are available from April to October. The secluded Cedar Point Campground is bordered by salt marshes and pine forests. It offers a boat ramp and access to the Intracoastal Waterway from the White Oak River. Motor boats are not permitted. Quiet, secluded beaches can be found about 4 miles from the campground. The campground is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife, and miles of boardwalks meander through the marsh and tidal areas. The Cedar Point has family-style bathrooms with hot showers.

Cedar Point Campground Rangers Station
141 E. Fisher Ave.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5628 point

Article Written By Sara Shea

Sara Shea is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in various print and online publications. Previously, Shea served as an intern at "National Geographic" magazine, a student associate editor for "The Kenyon Review" and an assistant publisher for the Connecticut-based arts and entertainment guide, "ARTistic FX Magazine." Shea earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kenyon College.

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