Beach Access and Parking

Beach Access List

Here is a list of NTB beach accesses by number and approximate location. 

Handicapped Access

We have two handicap accessible beach access points at North Topsail Beach.  One is located at Onslow County Beach Access #4, which is across from the Town Park on New River Inlet Road.  The second location is Onslow County Beach Access #2, which is located on Highway 210.  The Town of North Topsail Beach owns two beach wheelchairs and a beach walker which may be borrowed for use by individuals.  Please contact the NTB Police Department for information on availability of this equipment (910-328-0042).  Click here for more information and the application to borrow the equipment.

Beach Access #3 (North End)/ 4x4 Permissible Driving Area

Onslow County Beach Access # 3 is located at the north end of North Topsail Beach off of River Road. Click here to learn more.

Bike & Pedestrian Path

The Bike/Pedestrian Path begins at the Town Hall parking lot and goes north on New River Inlet Road to the North Topsail Beach Park. This path is not to be utilized for parking, or storage of items such as trailers, boats, construction materials, etc. The path is for bicycle and pedestrian traffic only and must remain unobstructed.


The NCDOT has also completed a bike lane along Highway 210 which extends south from the  intersection of 210 and Island Drive to the Surf City line.


Multi-Use Path Design Plan



Public parking availability is limited each summer because of the popularity of the Town's public beach, especially on weekends and holidays. To avoid a citation and $50 fine, get there early, park in designated areas and be mindful of posted signs in the right-of-way.  




  • The right-of-way areas of state-maintained highways should not be utilized for recreational parking.  

  • When parking on the right-of-way of public town streets, please park in a manner that allows for the unrestricted flow of two-way traffic.  

  • Do not leave your vehicle parked within 15 feet of an intersection.

  • Do not park opposing traffic. Do not park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or plug.

  • Do not park in a private driveway or on private property without express permission of the owner.

  • Do not park in handicap parking spaces without authorization.

  • Do not park within the designated Emergency Vehicle Access points.

  • Do not park on the grass within the confines of the town park, or on the Town bike/pedestrian path.

  • If you are planning on renting, please contact your rental company to find out how many vehicles your rental  can accommodate. Adjust your travel plans accordingly.


There shall be no parking or storage of commercial motor vehicles greater than five tons (10,000 pounds) in residential areas, public parking areas and public streets, except for the purposes of loading and unloading of fuel, oil, goods, wares or merchandise.

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Town of North Topsail Beach Town Hall
2008 Loggerhead Court
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
1000 NC HWY 210
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Credit: Buddy Morrison