There are several great beaches in the mountains of Western North Carolina that are so much fun. Here's a great list to get you started on your next adventure:

  1. Lake Powhatan - me and Dad visit this lake beach regularly. They have swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, a waterfall, and lots of nature.
  2. Lake Lure - this beach is one of a kind when it comes to mountain beaches. They have a small waterpark and a small town area around the lake. We also bumped into some people fishing with their feet for fresh water clams at the deep end of the swimming area.
  3. Lake James - we love traveling to this lake to meet friends for the day. It's a great mountain beach with lots of water spots including SUP boards, boats, and more.
  4. Lake Fontana - in the finger-lakes section of this lake, there is a beach. If you rent a pontoon boat like we did, you can find a bunch of small beach areas along the lakeside.
  5. Wildcat Lake - we have not been here yet, but it is on our list!
  6. Lake Glenville - this is another mountain beach that we have not experienced, but we are heading that way soon!

Quick Info

  • Level Easy
  • Duration 2-5 hours
  • Swimmer Kids-Adults
  • Age 1-100



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