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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.
The historic Bellamy Mansion was built in 1859 for a wealthy Southern family, who wanted a classic home with modern amenities. Today, the mansion, as well as the slave quarters and gardens, are open to the public for educational purposes.
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.
Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf in Holden Beach has a pet squirrel who loves some vanilla ice cream. Her name is Putter.