Driving on the beach for the purpose of fishing only is allowed by permit from October 1st - March 31st.
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
The Topsail Beach permit decal must be placed on the vehicle’s windshield at the time of purchase.
Permits are available for purchase at the Topsail Beach Police Department Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4 pm. During the weekend and holidays, permits will be available from 8 am - 10 am at the Topsail Beach Police Department.
The Topsail Beach Police Department can be reached at (910)328-4851.
BEACH DRIVING PERMITS ARE FOR FISHING PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASURE RIDING ON THE BEACH IS NOT ALLOWED. ANYONE CAUGHT DRIVING OR RIDING HORSES ON THE BEACH WITHOUT A PERMIT WILL BE TICKETED AND ESCORTED OFF THE BEACH.