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Beach Driving Permits

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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:
Available Time Frame:
October 1 thru March 31
When: Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am - 9:00am. 
Where: Sold at the Topsail Beach Police Department (812 S Anderson Blvd)

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.

Should you need additional information, please contact the Topsail Beach Police
Department at (910) 328-4851.