Beach Driving Permits

Driving on the beach for the purpose of fishing only is allowed by permit from October 1st - March 24th.

The cost is as follows:
 $50 for non-residents of the Town of Topsail Beach
 $25 for residents of the Town of Topsail Beach

Documentation required to purchase a permit:   

  • Driver’s License      
  • Vehicle Registration
  • State-Issued Fishing License
  • Individuals with handicap decals are required to show a state-issued registration for the decal.  The decal must be registered to the vehicle being driven on to the beach. 

The Topsail Beach permit decal must be placed on the vehicle’s windshield at the time of purchase.

Permits are currently available for purchase at the Topsail Beach Police Department Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm.  During the weekend and holidays, permits are sold from 7am - 3pm.  Please call the Pender County Sheriff's office at (910)259-1212 and ask for a Topsail Beach police officer to come to the Topsail Beach police department for the purpose of purchasing a permit.

The Topsail Beach Police Department can be reached at (910)328-4851.

820 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445 | Phone: 910-328-5841 | Fax: 910-328-1560
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