Beach Driving Permits


Driving on the beach for the purpose of fishing only is allowed by permit from October 1st - March 28th.

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

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.

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.



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