Surf fishing is a popular pastime here at Freeman Park, along with swimming, kayaking, windsurfing or just sunbathing in a beach chair.
Season permits are $100 (good January 1–December 31) and may be purchased by completing a permit application linked to carolinabeach.org. Park rules and regulations are also thoroughly detailed here. Discounted season permits are $60 from December 1-31. Credit cards are accepted at the gate for daily or seven-day passes.
Venture outside the park grounds for amusements and activities on the boardwalk nearby.
If you’ve forgotten to bring the brew, Brew Thru on Lake Park Boulevard delivers beer right to Freeman Park.
The town of Carolina Beach along Canal Street just south of the park’s entrance is peaceful and scenic, dotted with stores and bait shops for any need you may have.
Another route to Freeman Park for those traveling northbound is via the Fort Fisher Ferry via Southport, N.C.
You can then drive along the coast and onto the park.
Hitting the sand takes a whole new meaning at Freeman Park on Wilmington’s Carolina Beach. Drive your four-wheel drive vehicle right onto the beach and camp out under the stars and above the tide.