Information on Radio Island public beach access in Beaufort NC and Carteret County continues after the video.
Directions and GPS Navigation:
- Ample parking that is free.
- Public showers and restrooms.
- Calm water/no waves/decreased rip current risk public swimming area for kids and families.
- Four trails through the sand dunes to give visitors different access vantage points to the area.
- Open dawn to dusk.
- Great beach fishing spot.
As a parent, this public beach is great for less experienced swimmers because it is not directly facing the ocean. However, it still has a beach feel. It is important to note that when larger boats come in via the Beaufort inlet, there will be small temporary waves from the wake of the motor.
Have you ever done any fishing from this beach access, and if so what types of fish have you caught?
This area is great for bird and nature walks through the sand dunes that kids will love.
Radio Island beach access is also a very calming place that is quiet, relatively uncrowded, managed and protected area where kids can play in shallow waters while parents relax and watch the boats travel to and from Shackleford Banks, Beaufort, Cape Lookout, and Fort Macon.
In years past, visitors to the area could do off-road four wheel driving in the sand dunes adjacent to Radio Island, is this still allowed?
Is there parking for larger recreational vehicles (RV), or camping nearby?
Who manages this access area?
Information on NC DEQ.