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. A seasonal concessionaire, is on site at the mainland renting canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Contact Hidden Coast Adventure at 910-612-3297 or www.paddlenc.com for rental...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.