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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.

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wilmington ale trail
(910) 679.6023

Wilmington, NC has an abundant brewery scene and is only a 45-minute drive from Holden Beach. The Wilmington Ale Trail is an easy online guide to the local breweries, bottleshops, restaurants and bars.

house of blues myrtle beach
(843) 272-3000

Great food meets amazing live concerts and entertainment at the famous House of Blues. VIP experiences, private events, Sunday Gospel Brunch, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater and more.

holden beach fishing pier
(910) 842-6483

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.

Bald Head Island marks where the coastline swings from a north-south orientation to run east to west. The island got its name from a bare sand dune that pokes out of the surrounding forests—it looked like a bald head from the sea.

battleship north carolina
(910) 399-9100

Across the river from downtown Wilmington, the Battleship North Carolina is a memorial and living classroom. Learn the history of the WWII-era fast battleship ship and the stories of those who lived and died on it.

910-842-6488

Every summer, the Town of Holden Beach hosts a free summer concert series on Sunday evenings at the Pavilion under the Holden Beach Bridge.

dinah gore fitness center
(910) 846-2348

Located on the Brunswick Community College Campus, the facility has the area's only indoor public pool. In addition, it offers a fitness center, aerobics studio, elevated track, spinning room, TRX training and more.

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