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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.
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.
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.
Holden Beach charter fishing with Ollie Raja Charters offers the finest Oak Island Sport fishing charters, Southport fishing charters, Ocean Isle Beach fishing charters and Sunset Beach fishing charters.
The Rod & Reel Shop is a locally owned bait and tackle shop. In addition to a wide selection of fresh and salt water fishing equipment, the knowledgable staff can help you pick the right time, location, and bait for a successful Holden Beach fishing experience. Fishing licenses are available for purchase.
Bring the whole family to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun with mini golf. This local tradition sits right at the bottom of the iconic Holden Beach Bridge.
The Holden Beach Pier appeals to many because of its iconic, retro feel and homey atmosphere. There is a grill and snack shop on site. Daily, seasonal, 3-day and 7-day passes available.