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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!

thanksgiving holden beach sand
While we certainly love the sunny days of summer around here, the shoulder seasons are quite a treat to experience – and the Thanksgiving season is no exception.
golf courses holden beach
Many visitors to Holden Beach plan to play a good round of golf while on vacation! Here are some of the best golf courses, driving ranges, and mini golf in Holden Beach and the greater area.
family picnic on the beach
We are often asked, “Which restaurants in Holden Beach are family-friendly?” The quick and easy answer is, “All of them!” Here are our top recommendations for kid-friendly eateries.
toddler at holden beach in the sand
Concerts are cranking up… the fishing lines are in… boats are cruising up the waterway… the sun is shining… local eateries are reeling in the catches of the day… and the summer season is officially OPEN at Holden Beach! Here's a quick tip list for your hot fun in the summer.
Seafood Boil
You’ll love taking advantage of the kitchen in your vacation rental to prepare meals from amazing local seafood markets and produce stands. Amazing seafood experience, coming right up!
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.

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