National Beach Day is on August 30. The holiday was started in 2014 to celebrate the beauty of beaches and raise awareness of the need to keep them clean and safe.
Here’s are a few beaches in North Carolina that residents can visit in celebration of the holiday.
Jordan Lake Seaforth Beach
Seaforth Beach is located in the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area in Pittsboro. The location is composed of nine access areas across the shoreline of an “undeveloped, 14,000-acre reservoir,” according to Jordan Lake State Recreation’s website.
The recreation area has seven swim beaches along the location with several boating ramps. There are also swim areas and boating ramps reserved for campers. There are over 1,000 campsites among five of the access areas, with space for RV hookups and tent camping.
The Seaforth access area, which contains Seaforth Beach, also has a hiking trail. The website describes it as an “easy hike,” and it ranges from about 1.25 to 1.4 miles.
Located in Denton, Pebble Beach is about a half hour from Lexington and Asheboro, and about an hour from Burlington. The beach is also known as Flat Swamp and contains boat access along with a swimming area.
The swim area is accompanied by a sandy beach area, and it’s protected by a floating boom that separates it from the boat access area. According to theswimguide.org, a sample of the beach was tested recently and it meets water quality standards.
Falls Lake Sandling Beach
The Falls Lake State Recreation Area is located in Wake Forest and is made up of seven access areas across a 12,000-acre reservoir. The location has over 300 campsites at four of the access areas, and also contains access to RV hookups and tent camping.
The Sandling Beach Lake Trail is about 1.5 miles and connects all of the shelters along the Sandling Beach access area to the swim area/beach. According to raleighhotspots.com, the beach water doesn’t contain any waves or currents, making it an ideal location for small children as well.
The recreation area has access to other amenities including free life vests, restrooms with adjoining outdoor showers, and a playground.
About three hours away from Burlington and Asheboro, Carolina Beach is located on the coast of North Carolina. The town has many family-friendly attractions including a boardwalk, the Carolina Beach Arcade, surf school, paddleboard/kayak rentals, a skate park, and more.
Adults can also participate in nightlife throughout the city at several different spots including their dive bar Fat Pelican, live music at one of their tiki bars, or their beer garden Good Hops Brewing. Other attractions include the Carolina Beach State Park, boating/pontoon rentals, water tours, bicycle tours, as well as tasting history tours.