Lake Lure Beach

Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

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Lake Lure Beach


  • Chimney Rock lies in the background of the lake.- Lake Lure Beach
  • The shoreline leading to the beach house.- Lake Lure Beach
  • The beach has water slides and games for all ages.- Lake Lure Beach
  • The beach house offers kayak rentals.- Lake Lure Beach
  • Parts of the film "Dirty Dancing" were filmed here.- Lake Lure Beach
  • Some of the water games.- Lake Lure Beach
  • The dual slides go straight into the lake.- Lake Lure Beach
  • The beach is less crowded on weekdays and during the shoulder seasons.- Lake Lure Beach
  • Fill stations for water balloon wars.- Lake Lure Beach
  • A boardwalk leads around the perimeter of the lake shore to restaurants and shops.- Lake Lure Beach
Overview + Weather
Great views. Waterpark. Easily accessible.
Only open during summer months.
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description


The beach at Lake Lure is a great place to cool off after hiking or climbing in Chimney Rock State Park during the summer months. There are multiple restaurants and shops across the street from the beach that make this spot an easy place to take families with smaller kids. The beach features a waterpark with dual waterslides that go straight into the lake, picnic areas, and water balloon refill stations and water canons for epic water wars. You can rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes from the Lake Lure Washburn Marina. You can also rent pontoon boats and book guided tours from the same location. Movies such as "Dirty Dancing" have been filmed here, and there is even an annual contest to see who can best recreate the lift scene in the lake. The only downside this this great location is that it can't be enjoyed year round. 


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