Yeah, You have to be going to, or coming from, fishing to drive on the beach on North Topsail. Although I have never been asked anything from a wildlife officer...of course I haven't drawn any attention to myself either. My profile pic was taken there. Unfortunately the only "fun" muddy places in Pender County are owned by hunt clubs who don't take kindly to ANYONE on their land.
I have drove around some in Holly Shelter and ventured back in the woods (past No Trespassing signs) but it's risky. I have heard of people wheeling off the end of Murrayville Rd in Wilmington but I haven't been myself. I was born in Wilmington but live 2 hours away. I am there a lot so if anyone knows any good spots POST UP! Thanks