Visitors to Carolina Beach and Hammocks Beach state parks have another opportunity to have some fun.
The two parks have added kayak and paddleboard rental services. The rentals are in partnership with North Carolina-based Paddle NC, which also offers paddling instruction and eco-tours from seasonal kiosks within the state parks.
At Carolina Beach, the service is at a sound-side beach next to the park's marina. At Hammocks Beach, it's located near an established paddling launch, and Paddle NC will also rent a limited number of canoes at that park.
Rental rates for kayaks, tandem kayaks, fishing kayaks and paddleboards range from $30 for two hours to $65 for a full day. Reservations are available.
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