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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.
Sunset Beach sits near the North Carolina state line and is one of the area's smallest beach towns. The locals take pride in the fact that it's one of the last old-fashioned beach resorts and has managed to avoid any major building and growth spurts.
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.
Classic Italian Ice shop and mobile pushcarts (on the beach and at events). Over 30 flavors.
Located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River with long sandy beaches and mild weather, Caswell Beach is the ideal setting for rest and relaxation. The lack of commercial district only emphasizes the serene surroundings.
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.
Located in Shallotte, NC, Sugar Confections bakes cakes, cookies, pastries, cupcakes, petite desserts, cannolis, eclairs and more!
Oak Island is over 12 miles long and averages about one mile across, making it Brunswick County's largest island.
The Carolina Opry Theater, founded in 1986, brings impressive live music shows to the Grand Strand. The theater's shows win numerous awards and include the Time Warp, Thunder and Light, Pure Magic, Light Laser Extravaganza and more.
Every summer, the Town of Holden Beach hosts a free summer concert series on Sunday evenings at the Pavilion under the Holden Beach Bridge.
The eight-mile-long stretch of Ocean Isle Beach is located on the southern coastline of North Carolina. Ocean Isle Beach is where Brunswick County's first high-rise buildings were constructed, and this coastal barrier island was incorporated as the Town of Ocean Isle Beach in 1959.