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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.
Classic Italian Ice shop and mobile pushcarts (on the beach and at events) with over 30 flavors. Our guests enjoy a one-time discount.
Let Beach Butler set up and break down your beach cabanas for a little family shade. They can also delivery groceries and do food order pick-ups and deliveries.
Enjoy a little adventure on the water jet skiing on the Intracoastal Waterway or the Lockwood Folly River. Convenient launch under the bridge...
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.
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.
Located in Shallotte, NC, Sugar Confections bakes cakes, cookies, pastries, cupcakes, petite desserts, cannolis, eclairs and more!
Dock House Seafood and More has a great lunch and dinner menu, as well as views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Newly renovated bar is located downstairs.
Soak in the sun and beauty from the perspective of a jet ski while exploring the waters of the ICW and the...
Holden Beach is a sub-tropical, barrier island located on the coast of North Carolina, midway between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Holden Beach boasts the perfect family seaside getaway with secluded white sandy beaches alongside the Atlantic Ocean.
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.