don’t miss your chance to drive on the beach this summer

August 2, 2015
Brunswick Forest


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One of the best things about living in the Wilmington area is the large number and variety of beaches all within a short driving distance from the beautiful master-planned community of Brunswick Forest. There’s a beach to suit everyone’s taste whether you are looking for the best surf spot, a place to take your dog, a family-friendly atmosphere, the best place to find surf fishing or even a place where you can drive your vehicle on to the beach!

Driving on to the beach is a time-honored past-time enjoyed by both locals and visitors to the area alike. Beach goers with four-wheel drive vehicles are permitted to drive on to several area beaches, granted they have a day or annual pass. These include Carolina Beach’s Freeman Park, known to locals as the “North End,” Fort Fisher at Kure Beach, and the south end beach of Topsail Island. Regulations for safe driving must be followed and drivers are responsible for their own vehicles should they become stuck in any soft sand or rising tides.

Beach goers and drivers can camp overnight at Freeman Park on the north end of Carolina Beach. The Town of Carolina Beach issued some new camping rules for the summer 2015 season which designates specific camp sites that must be pre-registered in advance through the town’s website. Official camping regulations must be followed. A complete listing of rules can be found here.