Beach driving permits are only issued to four wheel drive vehicles and are for fishing purposes only. Pleasure riding on the beach is not allowed. Anyone caught driving on the beach without a permit will be ticketed and escorted off the beach.
Purchase a Permit:
New Driving Time Frame: October 1st through January 15th
When: Monday - Friday from the Topsail Beach Police Department 8:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Sold at the Topsail Beach Police Department (812 S Anderson Blvd)
The cost is as follows:
$100 for non-residents of the Town of Topsail Beach
$25 for residents of the Town of Topsail Beach
Documentation required to purchase a permit:
State-Issued Fishing License
The Topsail Beach permit decal must be placed on the vehicle’s windshield at the time of purchase.
Should you need additional information, please contact the Topsail Beach Police
Department at (910) 328-4851.