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Looking for the crème de la crème restaurants, shopping, and activities in Holden Beach? Word-of-mouth recommendations always works best. We're happy to share the best ways to truly experience our community — whether it's irresistible ice cream, marvelous live music, or fantastic fishing. 

The following blog posts provide you with a local voice from Holden Beach!

kite flying on beach bluff
During the annual Days at the Dock Festival, you'll see colorful kites dotting the sky and flying high over beachfront homes. So, it’s the perfect time to shop for a kite, freshen up those skills, and hope for perfect winds!
ice cream flavors
Vacations always serve as an escape from the daily grind – including diets! We put together a few of our favorite spots in Holden Beach and Shallotte for ice cream, baked goods, shaved ice and more.
North Carolina Festival by the Sea in Holden Beach
Mark your calendars! This year’s North Carolina Festival by the Sea event kicks off on Saturday, October 28 in Holden Beach. Hosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association, the two-day festival promises to be another unforgettable experience!
Best Restaurants in Holden Beach
At Hobbs Realty, we love many things about coastal North Carolina, especially the food! And when it comes to our local eateries in Holden Beach, there's no exception. Whether you're heading to our island for an extended vacation or planning to take your visiting guests out for some local flair, here are a few great places we recommend.

If you are looking to catch a wave while vacationing on Holden Beach (or any Brunswick County Island) we highly suggest giving Southern Surf Academy a call. The knowledgeable instructors will be able to point out the perfect part of the island for whatever the conditions are...

Named one of the best family beaches in the United States, Holden Beach does not disappoint when it comes to fun activities for all ages! We suggest two fun and unforgettable activities that the entire family will enjoy: Magic Mountain Water Park and Treasure Island Miniature Golf.
tie dye tuesday

Hooray for Tide-Dye Tuesdays at Holden Beach! That's right – starting every Tuesday in mid-June from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, our island residents and guests can tie-dye t-shirts right under our iconic bridge at the Holden Beach Pavilion. Known as "Tide-Dye Tuesdays" by our locals, you'll...

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