Sandbar Cove is a large body of water on the north side of Lake Hickory in Alexander county surrounded by restricted and nonrestricted homes. Sandbar got its name from an actual sandbar in the middle of the main cove. In the summer months, boaters tie up together around the caution buoy and find themselves standing only waist deep in the middle of the cove. This area is considered a "party cove" by its residents but only during the summer months.
Rink Dam Marina is located up the left finger of this cove. It offers a convenience store with gas, bait & tackle, snacks and a dining room. Contact them at 3210 Rink Dam Rd, Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681 (828) 632-7937.