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What makes Holden Beach so special? It may be the treasured island traditions and culture of our saltwater community. We love exploring and unfolding the stories behind the people, landmarks, food, and festivals of Holden Beach.

Be sure to bookmark this page to learn about our island's history and reflect on great Holden Beach memories!

A barrier island on the beautiful southeastern coast of North Carolina, Holden Beach is situated between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Also surrounded by rivers, marshes, and swampland, it’s the perfect habitat for the wildlife species that call Holden Beach home.

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It’s a brand new year – and the perfect time for new wellness goals, even while vacationing! You’ll definitely want to check out Brunswick County's parks and preserves. We also have great exercise options in Holden Beach - and don’t forget the exquisite outdoor spaces located throughout our area for your exploration.

Pick your favorite spots; grab your sneakers; and plan a wellness vacation for the new year!

Java anyone?

Looking out at the sparkling Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway is probably your favorite way to start each day when enjoying your Holden Beach vacation. But a delicious hot cup of coffee might just be next on the list!

You’re in luck because...

Wherever you call home, the holidays are likely filled with memories of family traditions. Maybe you have fond memories of baking pies with your grandmother, playing games with your cousins, or enjoying a walk around the neighborhood together after that scrumptious turkey dinner.

Our little...

Fall on Holden Beach is such an amazing time of year. Okay, so maybe we say that about every season … but fall truly is a magical time on our island.

As kids return to school and families settle into regular weekly routines, traffic and...

Is your family preparing to enjoy your annual Holden Beach vacation soon? Kids of all ages will want to enjoy fun games and toys while enjoying the sunshine, saltwater, and sand! Check out this list of our favorite beach toys, including some bonus Hobbs Tips!

Now celebrating over 50 years of Holden Beach history! Our town was recognized as a treasure here in Brunswick County, North Carolina in 2019. Even though we're a few years older and wiser now, we still love to celebrate Holden Beach and its family-centered traditions and culture.

Happy 4th of July!

We're all donning our RED, WHITE & BLUE this time of year to help celebrate our nation! While the Town of Holden Beach does not offer an island fireworks display, here are a few local options for your family