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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!

clam shells on the beach

Missing Holden Beach this Thanksgiving? We are deeply grateful for our family, friends, owners and guests. Wherever you are, enjoy this little gift from us: a time-honored recipe for an old-fashioned North Carolina clam chowder.

holden beach oyster roast
Our southern Brunswick island from celebrating 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!
southern hospitality at holden beach nc
There’s an art and a heart to Southern hospitality. Discover where that phrase originated, what it means, and how we incorporate "Hobbspitality" into our business — and your beach trip.
imitations beach music conert holden beach

The state of North Carolina certainly loves beach music. In fact, beach music was birthed here in the Brunswick Islands and with our beach neighbors to the south. Learn about the history of beach music and how to do the Carolina shag!

sea turtle holden beach
There are many glorious things about autumn along the North Carolina coast, some unique to island living. Learn more about the time-honored tradition of turtle-watching in Holden Beach.