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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.
Is the ocean calling your name? See yourself catching some waves? Hobbs Realty guests receive a discount on 1.5-hour private lessons.
Small, family-owned fried seafood joint. In addition to seafood, Silver Hill Grill serves BBQ, cheeseburgers, stuffed pepper, corn dogs, cheese sticks and more. All plates are served with fries, hush puppies and cole slaw.
Homemade, small-batch ice cream in numerous original flavors. Made with milk from North Carolina free-range cows. Try a new flavor (or flavor combo) almost every day!
Purchase the freshest seafood around from a Brunswick Catch charter member like Old Ferry Seafood! The Robinsons prepare seafood dinners for Hobbs guests to take home and cook at their beach rental, including popular low-country boils and pans of fish and scallops. Hobbs Realty guests receive a discount!
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.
Betty's Waterfront Restaurant, recently updated, is located on the waterway and can be accessed by boat or car. Their speciality is fried local fish platter but also serve chicken steaks and burgers, and hushpuppies!
Ice cream shop, candy store and restaurant. Sweet Gecko also sells toys and Pura Vida Coffee.
Don't waste fun beach time by winding through grocery store aisles. Let Food Lion do your grocery shopping for you and receive a $10 discount for your first order of $35 or more.
In the late 40s and early 50s, Calabash became known for its seafood and was named the "Seafood Capital of the World." Today's Calabash is no longer the fishing mecca it once was, but it still maintains its fishing village charm.
The Ingram Planetarium is part of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Sunset Beach. Visit the website to find new exhibits and upcoming events, including "Stars at Sunset" and Laser Light & Music shows.