North Carolina Shark Attacks

112 attacks recorded (12 fatal)
North Carolina shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Jul 17th 2007 Atlantic Beach, Carteret County N
Sep 16th 2006 Onslow Beach N
Sep 5th 2005 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Aug 12th 2005 Carolina Beach off Texas Avenue, New Hanover County N
Jul 15th 2005 Holden Beach, Brunswick County N
Jul 28th 2004 Rodanthe, Dare County N
Jul 27th 2004 Carolina Beach, New Hanover County N
Jun 19th 2003 Masonboro Island, New Hanover County N
Aug 5th 2002 Topsail Beach, Pender County N
Jul 20th 2002 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jul 4th 2002 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Sep 15th 2001 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Sep 3rd 2001 Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County N
Sep 3rd 2001 Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County Y
Oct 2nd 2000 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Aug 21st 2000 Bouges Bank, Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Aug 11th 2000 Emerald Isle, Carteret County Y
Jul 17th 2000 Oceanic Pier, Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Jul 16th 2000 Holden Beach, Brunswick County N
Jul 6th 2000 Pine Island, Corolla, Currituck County N
Aug 24th 1999 Fort Fisher, New Hanover County N
Feb 26th 1999 Frying Pan Shoals N
Aug 14th 1996 N
Sep 3rd 1995 Bald Head Island, Brunswick County N
Aug 25th 1995 Off Masonboro Island, New Hanover County N
Aug 22nd 1995 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Aug 21st 1995 Cape Lookout Bight N
Aug 13th 1995 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Aug 14th 1995 Carolina Beach N
Aug 15th 1993 Pamlico Sound N
Jun 1st 1993 Hamstead, Pender County N
May 31st 1992 Wreck of the U-352 N
Oct 8th 1989 Between Wrightsville Beach & Carolina Beach, New Hanover County N
Sep 9th 1989 Salvo, Dare County Y
Jun 16th 1988 Ocracoke, Hyde County N
Aug 19th 1986 Masonboro Inlet, New Hanover County N
Dec 10th 1985 New Hanover County N
Aug 10th 1980 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
Emerald Isle Pier (near Morehead City), Carteret County N
Aug 26th 1976 Emerald Isle Pier (near Morehead City), Carteret County N
Sep 25th 1971 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jul 15th 1957 Salter Path, Atlantic Beach, Carteret County Y
May 8th 1945 Ocracoke Inlet, Carteret County Y
Jun 30th 1940 Holden Beach, Brunswick County N
Aug 14th 2022 On one of the sounds near Wilmington N
Nov 13th 1937 Off Cape Hatteraa Y
Aug 1st 1936 Pamlico Sound off Frisco, Dare County N
Sep 21st 1935 Brown Y
Jul 26th 1916 Atlantic, near New Bern, Craven County N
Jul 29th 1905 Davis Shore, east of Beaufor, Carteret Countyt Y
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (184)
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia County (34)
  • Ponce Inlet, Volusia County (23)
  • Melbourne Beach, Brevard County (21)
  • Myrtle Beach, Horry County (18)
  • Isle of Palms, Charleston County (15)
  • Jacksonville Beach, Duval County (14)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (14)
  • Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (13)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (12)

Attacks by month

  • January (1)
  • February (1)
  • May (4)
  • June (20)
  • July (33)
  • August (28)
  • September (14)
  • October (2)
  • November (1)
  • December (1)