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Old 06-25-2013, 01:35 PM
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Hi All. Planning a day trip to Fort Fisher this Saturday. I've read about it but have a few questions.

1) There are showers. Are these outside showers or indoor? Can we actually shower, wash our hair and such for the ride home?

2) How is the coastline? Is there plenty of beach or is it narrow? Rocky or mostly sandy?

3) We're thinking we will arrive around 10 - 10:30 a.m. Is that early enough to not have to worry about parking?

Also up for suggestions of anyone thinks there is a better place for a day trip. Just a couple of us girls wanting to lay on the beach under our umbrella and RELAX!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:40 PM
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The beach is nice at Fort Fisher...it is so big that the local soccer club holds a sand soccer tournament there every year in early June. There are bathrooms, grills and if you have a four wheel drive you can drive on the beach...although there is no alcohol allowed, which drives many folks to the north end of Carolina Beach.

I would highly recommend a day trip that involved the 4 wheel drive out on the beach.

It is an expansive beach and usually plenty of parking because the aquarium is next door with their parking as well.

I am not sure about the showers, probably go by the website.

Saturdays are the busiest days there, and just to let you know there are a lot of Hispanics that come and stay all day on Saturday. Personally I prefer to southend of Wrightsville Beach along the sound side...where you can watch the boats go by and the beach is big. But there are less amenities. Going near the Oceanic Pier is nice because you can eat at the Oceanic while you are there, there are some showers (indoor) and it is less crowded than Johnny Mercer's pier. There is also a local surf shop there and many of the folks are locals and nice. The earlier you get there the easier the parking is.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:02 PM
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to four wheel on the south end by
fort fisher cost $20 per day. fyi.

we also love the south end of Wrightsville beach but parking is very hard to find during
the week end and on top of that Wrightsville beach has so many
rules it is hard to keep up.
check out the NO list at every access point, it is very long.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. I was figuring Wrightsville would be really busy with next week being July 4th. Heard good things about Fort Fisher but was hoping to be able to take a shower before driving home. We'll check it out and see how it goes!
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:11 AM
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Bring baby powder. Sprinkle it on any sandy areas, like feet, and the sand brushes right off.

Nice wide beaches at Ft. Fisher.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:54 AM
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July 4th weekend is one of the times when parking is tough there - I remember going once and they had cops directing traffic - but I think if you get there early enough you may be ok. You might need to park outside the parking lot and walk a bit.
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