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Named one of the best family beaches in the U.S., Holden Beach offers island charm, natural beauty, and an endless variety of things to do. From watersports to wine tasting, beachcombing to biking, and everything in between, visitors can have as exciting or relaxing a vacation as they please when it comes to things to do in Holden Beach. After you’re done playing on our beaches, parks and waters, enjoy a taste of Holden Beach’s local flavors and fresh seafood at our selection of great restaurants. And, don’t miss out on getting to know the island natives—sea turtles, crabs, dolphins and other marine creatures—with activities such as turtle watching, crabbing, fishing, birding and more.
Bring the family and have some fun! Magic Mountain Fun Park has something for everyone.
Provision Company is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, so boats are welcome (and encouraged). Great fresh food, including grilled shrimp burger, steamed shrimp, crabcakes, conch fritters, grilled grouper and tuna and more.
The Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC showcases artists from the two Carolinas' contemporary art, pottery, jewelry and more. In addition to the gallery, Sunset River offers instruction for all levels.
You'll find it all at the Saltwater Shanty! Homemade gelato and ice cream, household goods, gifts and souvenirs, books, garden accessories, and more!
Winery tours, wine tasting, an art gallery and gift shop are just some of the exciting things to explore at Silver Coast Winery.
Enjoy fresh food at Castaway's Raw Bar and Grill, including seafood, salads, burgers and flatbreads. A local favorite is the Crab Dip. Castaway's welcomes groups, has flatscreen tvs for sporting events and often has live music.
The Cove is a farm-to-table family owned and operated business offering fresh and healthy food at a reasonable price. Open year round.
Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf in Holden Beach has a pet squirrel who loves some vanilla ice cream. Her name is Putter.
Take out or dine in at the casual Patronies Pizza dining room. Enjoy golden-baked pizzas, fresh salad, hot wings and pasta. Patronies Pizza was founded in 1993 in Breezy Point, NY.
Local favorite spot for ice cream, bagels, pastries and coffee. Great for kids and groups.