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1 Jun 2018
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Travel Tips

Are you ready for a summer getaway to beautiful Holden Beach, NC? The barrier island we call home is a great place for a family vacation or a couples' retreat. Whether you want to spend your days surfing or reading on the beach (or both), we've compiled a list of tips and reminders to help plan a great vacation. 

☐ Book an awesome vacation home. If you haven't already, it's time to reserve your accommodations in Holden Beach. Hobbs Realty offers hundreds of oceanfront and centrally located vacation rentals — and we still have some summer weeks available! Start searching available rental homes.

☐ Rent towels. Most properties do not come with towels, but you can easily rent towel sets through Hobbs Realty! If you didn't reserve your towels at checkout, just call us at 1-800-655-3367.

☐ Order a guide book for beachcombing. We recommend the Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast for great local nature information — shells, birds, fish and more!

☐ Read our Hobbs Realty blogs. You'll be planning the best things to do and places to eat with blogs written by local travel experts. Discover the best places for sweet treats, the history of the Holden Beach Bridge, favorite local restaurants and grills, and more!

☐ Schedule a surf lesson. Surfing in Holden Beach is fun for the whole family! Contact the Southern Surf Academy for private lessons or group lessons of various lengths.

☐ Browse our local "things to do" guide. We put together listings of recommended restaurants, galleries, activities, wineries, and entertainment in the area. Learn more about unique things to do! 

☐ Explore upcoming events. There is never a shortage of fun events and things to do in Holden Beach. You'll find everything from free outdoor concerts to holiday celebrations in our calendar of events

☐ Reserve a bocce set. Contact the Holden Beach Town Hall for details on checking out the bocce set.

☐ Download Hospitality App. Our mobile app allows you to receive notifications for check-in, check-out, rolling out trashcans, re-booking, etc. 

☐ Check weather and tide charts. Looking at the forecast will help you plan what to pack on your vacation. If you want to see what the weather looks like right now, view our Holden Beach live webcam

☐ Pack your suitcase. Here are some of the essential items for your Holden Beach vacation:

  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Favorite books
  • Camera
  • Beach bag
  • Water bottle

If you are driving, we recommend bringing lawn chairs as well for seating at the Summer Concert Series. Of course, if you forget anything, you can probably find what you need at a local store.

☐ Enter the #Hobbsessed photo contest. We are holding a contest all summer long for the best pictures of Holden Beach and Hobbs vacations. The Grand Prize is a free weekend in Holden Beach, so you'll want to keep that in mind as you're snapping pics on your trip! Learn more about the #hobbsessed photo contest.