White sand is clearly visible at this crystal clear lake in Bladen County. Because the lake has no currents, tides, or hidden depressions, it has a reputation as the "nation's safest beach." Although White Lake has fewer than 1,000 year-round residents, the lake draws more than100,000 water lovers each summer because of its swimming, boating, wake boarding, jet skiing, and waterskiing opportunities. Other amenities include an amusement park, rental accommodations, plus tent-camping and RV-style facilities. The lake is 58 miles northwest of Wilmington via U.S. 74 and Rte. 87.