North Carolina Shark Attacks

101 attacks recorded
North Carolina shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
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
Oct 20th 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
Oct 20th 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
Oct 20th 2019 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
Jul 1st 1905 Ocracoke, Hyde County Y
Oct 20th 2019 Cape Lookout, Carteret County N
Aug 21st 1900 Southport, Brunswick County N
Sep 1st 1895 Near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County N
New Bern, Craven County N
Sep 5th 1881 Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County Y
Jul 27th 1870 Smithville (now Southport), Brunswick County N
Sep 30th 1855 Cape Hatteras N
Sep 28th 1853 Morehead, Carteret County N
Morehead, Carteret County N
Somewhere between Hatteras and Beaufort N
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (164)
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia County (32)
  • Ponce Inlet, Volusia County (17)
  • Myrtle Beach, Horry County (17)
  • Melbourne Beach, Brevard County (16)
  • Isle of Palms, Charleston County (15)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (14)
  • Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (13)
  • Jensen Beach, Martin County (11)
  • Florida Keys (11)

Attacks by month

  • February (1)
  • May (4)
  • June (16)
  • July (30)
  • August (25)
  • September (14)
  • October (2)
  • November (1)
  • December (1)