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 currently available for purchase at the Topsail Beach Police Department Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm. During the weekend, until November 20th, permits are sold from 7:30am - 3:30pm at Bush Marina. After November 19th, permits will be available from 7am-12pm at the Topsail Beach Police Department by calling (910)259-1212.
The Topsail Beach Police Department can be reached at (910)328-4851.
Bush Marina can be reached at (910)328-2746.