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Topsail Hill State Preserve


Topsail Hill State Preserve offers you the best of both worlds. You can either head on down to the beach or explore some of the many trails through the beautiful state park.

Test your luck on a few of their fishing spots, you can either enjoy fresh water fishing in one of their coastal dune lakes or head on down to the beach for some salt water fishing. Ride your bike along a paved road to the beach and when you get tired of the beach you can go birding on Topsail Hill’s 15 miles of trails that are perfect for viewing a variety of birds. Looking to get a better view of the ocean and the magnificent creatures that live their rent a kayak or paddleboard and check them out for yourself. 

Perfect if You Like: Bicycling, birding, camping, paddling, fishing, Geo-Seeking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, tours from Topsail Hill’s rangers, wildlife viewing


Before heading to the beach, know the surf conditions by taking note of the colored flag system.

Double red flags mean the water is closed for swimming due to powerful rip currents that can sweep even the strongest swimmers out to sea. Stay safe, check today’s conditions on our Beach Safety page.