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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!

After over a decade of planning and work, our community was happy to see a vision come to life with the opening of the Shallotte Riverwalk the summer of 2021. It's a lovely boardwalk that winds along the Shallotte River for 1/4 of a mile.

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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 slows...

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We share bushels of Holden Beach autumn traditions! Our southern Brunswick island celebrates all the colors, foods, and festivities of fall! One of our favorite traditions is having an oyster roast. Keep reading for our recommendations on how to host one yourself!

Are you dreamin' of a white Christmas?

Usually about the time the Christmas season rolls round, we’re longing for these warm days of sand between the toes… salty, sunny breezes… and the strands of beach music and ocean waves lapping to shore.

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