This Sandy Mountain Beach In North Carolina Offers The Best Of Two Worlds In One Unique Spot

From the mountains to the sea, the waterfalls and the beaches in North Carolina attract year-round attention from locals and visitors alike. What if you could find a waterfall and a beach in the same place? If this sounds like a natural wonders-filled paradise to you, then pop in the car and head to the Pines Recreation Area in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

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Pines Recreation Area is open the public 24 hours a day. The beach is swim at your own risk. An honor-system life jacket borrowing station is on site for those who swim or canoe/kayak and feel the need for a life saving device. Admission and parking are free.

Address: 1965 Pine Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723