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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.
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!
Papa John's Pizza in Shalotte offers carryout and delivery. Besides pizza, the chain serves breadsticks, wings, desserts, 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.
LouLou's Waterfront Restaurant, recently updated, is located on the waterway and can be accessed by boat or car.
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.
The Hot Buffalo was started by long-time visitors to the area. The menu is centered around chicken wings — buffalo, hot, boneless, etc. — and specialty sauces.
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.
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.