When visiting the Crystal Coast, Hammocks Beach State Park is a must see. Allow at least half a day and pack a lunch. This is a fun, family adventure that the children will remember for a lifetime. Located south of Swansboro, this adventure features an informative showroom, a 15 minute ferry ride to Hammocks Beach, picnic and camping sites along with excellent fishing, birdwatching, swimming and beautiful wide open beaches with sight seeing trails. You lose if you snooze and don’t see this one!