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