Family Fun in Swansboro

One thing's for sure. In Swansboro, there's never enough time on a beautiful, sunny day to participate in all the fun things available to do in this seaside town! But don't worry! There's always tomorrow! So…you like the water. Well, you can boat, fish, kayak, practice yoga on a stand-up paddleboard SUP (didn't see that one coming, did ya?), jet ski or hop on the Hammocks Beach State Park marsh ferry or charter an excursion for a beach adventure to Bear Island.

Important Notice for Visitors
Spring & Summer 2024

The park's ferry service to Bear Island and campsites are closed due to a major construction project underway. For more details and FAQs, read more here.  Contact our expert local tour operators for private charters, eco-tours, and water taxi services.

If you're more of a land lover, you can bike, hike, run, and take a leisurely walk about our historic town. If you're a walker AND a history buff to boot, stop by Swansboro Visitors' Center for the Swansboro Historic Association's Walking Tour Pamphlet of Historic Downtown Swansboro. And if you're a golfer, don't worry. Beautiful golf courses are just a few short minutes away!

October is time for the two-day Swansboro Mullet Festival. During November, Swansboro kicks off the holiday season with the Swansboro by Candlelight shopping event. Thanksgiving weekend kids of all ages are treated to the arrival of Santa at the Swansboro Holiday Flotilla.

But I came here to relax, you say! Well, go right ahead! Maybe all you want to do is lose yourself in a great beach read and find an amazing shell or two…or shop…or dine…or whatever! Good for you! Make your own schedule…do your own thing! Just remember…whether you want to relax OR pack every minute with adventure, Swansboro is the place for you!

Mark your calendars for Swansboro's famous festivals throughout the year! In June, the Town of Swansboro celebrates the annual Arts By the Sea festival. The Independence Day Fireworks and festivities are always a downtown draw!