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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.

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dinah gore fitness center
(910) 846-2348

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.

910-842-6488

Every summer, the Town of Holden Beach hosts a free summer concert series on Sunday evenings at the Pavilion under the Holden Beach Bridge.

simply barbecue
(910) 712-4441

Simply Barbecue is a food truck specializing in St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket. All meats are hickory-smoked and all sauces and sides are housemade. Order a family meal to-go and enjoy it in the comfort of your vacation rental!

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.

pickleball courts

Did you know you can play pickleball in Holden Beach? Head to the multi-purpose court at Bridgeview Park for open play times on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

the-shack-logo
(910) 846-9566

The Shack is a small, environmentally-friendly convenience store with all your snacking needs, including cold drinks, chips, candy, ice cream, and some beach essentials like chairs, towels, and sunscreen. Since we limit plastic and paper when possible, proceeds from the sale of carry-out bags are donated to the Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program.

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.

Carolina Opry Theatre
(843) 913-4000

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.

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