Access to Bear Island is provided by ferry from Hammock's Beach State Park (see our Attractions and Getting Here, Getting Around chapters) or by private boat. Tickets are required for everyone riding the ferry, and the fee is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12. Cash or...more about Bear Island
For campers who love the sound of the ocean and the sea breeze, Swansboro is the camping destination to find the Hammock's Beach State Park and a ferry out to oceanside camping. Cape Carteret also offers RV and tent camping for those who want to take advantage of all the local activities.