Why Lake Waccamaw

If ever there was a place of pure untouched beauty, it’s Lake
Waccamaw. Located in Columbus County, yet only 40 miles from
Wilmington NC. It sits on the shores of the largest Carolina Bay.
With abundant wildlife and the perfect place for sunrise and
sunset views, Lake Waccamaw is breathtaking and remains a hidden gem in so many ways. The 9,000 acres bay boasts 2 boat ramps and coveted lakeshore properties. Beautiful homes nestled under spanish moss, tannic acid waters full of wildlife, all envelop a place of pure, natural mystique. Scenic views where novels could be inspired, the ambiance and lure of Lake Waccamaw is hard to beat. A place where novels could be written about, the ambiance and lure of Lake Waccamaw is hard to beat.

What Lake Waccamaw Living Looks Like

A day in Lake Waccamaw is a memorable experience. Visit Burning Lake Trading Company for all the gear you need to hit the lake. They have a variety of gear like kayaks and boards, along with golf cart rentals to enjoy the lake for slower paced bird’s eye views. Local Lake Waccamaw clothing and upscale outdoor clothing and accessories are at your fingertips. Next, have lunch at the iconic Dale's Seafood for some of the south’s best coastal seafood. It was previously Waccamaw Lodge and Restaurant for about 25 years. After your day of kayaking, fishing or boating on Lake Waccamaw, enjoy watching wildlife at Lake Waccamaw State Park. Enjoy hiking, fishing, picnicking, bird watching and more!

Columbus Counties Iconic Pierce and Company.

Pierce & Co. hardware store takes pride in being the oldest
continuously run hardware store in NC. A long standing institution
that still prides itself today with being a community meeting
place. Enjoy their meat market in the corner of the hardware store.
From tomahawk steaks to fresh sausage and more, it’s the perfect
pit stop before you spend the afternoon grilling lakeside. Need a
last minute fishing pole? A bike to ride around the lake? They have
it. All while feeling like you stepped back in time with hardwood
floors and friendly folks to help you find practical hardware items
from roof shingles to canning supplies. Don’t forget to enjoy the
end of day sunsets on the tree lined shores of the lake along one
of the many board walks.

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Lake Waccamaw Real Estate

Lake Waccamaw living can be yours. Still an untouched lake-town of pure beauty. It hasn’t lost its soul. The charm of Lake Waccamaw and the friendliness of its inhabitants is evident. The people love their way of living, their lake and wildlife, and it shows. Tatum Realty is your local go-to for all things local at the lake. From waterfront lots and homes to other communities easily within reach of the lake. Lake Waccamaw NC living draws you in, yielding unrestricted joy and pleasing every day lake time living.

Tons of Recreational Activities to Enjoy

Explore the pristine waters of Lake Waccamaw by renting a boat
or kayak. Enjoy a leisurely cruise, go fishing, or engage in exciting
water sports such as jet skiing or water skiing. The lake’s calm and
clear waters provide an ideal setting for these activities.

Spend a relaxing day at one of Lake Waccamaw’s beaches, such as
the state park’s swimming area. Enjoy swimming in the lake’s
freshwater, sunbathe on the sandy shores, and have a picnic with
family and friends. It’s a perfect spot for a summer getaway.

An Amazing Spot For Wild Life Lovers

Discover the natural beauty surrounding Lake Waccamaw by exploring the hiking trails available in the area. Lake Waccamaw State Park offers several trails, including the 5.3-mile Lake Shore Trail, which takes you along the lake’s edge, allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the water and wildlife. 

Lake Waccamaw is renowned for its diverse bird and wildlife populations. Grab your binoculars and explore the lake’s surroundings to spot various bird-species like the bald eagle, osprey, and great blue heron. Additionally, keep an eye out for reptiles, amphibians, and unique plant-species that thrive in the lake’s ecosystem.

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