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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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seafood barn restaurant holden beach
(910) 842-2177

Macie and Ethel's Kitchen offers diners southern food and southern hospitality, served family style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While breakfast lovers rave...

kid playing in holden beach splash pad

Holden Beach has an all-new "Pirate Water Play" splash pad located on Davis Street along the Intracoastal Waterway. The splash pad includes several pirate-themed features, and the play area is perfect for kids to cool off on hot days.

mermaids island grill
(910) 842-4999

Mermaid's Island Grill is a favorite Holden Beach restaurant. Famous for Maryland-style crab cakes, lemon chicken souvlakia, calabash shrimp and fresh-cut fries, Mermaid's Island makes everything from scratch and never freezes anything.

Mini Jalapeno Supply NC
910-842-1862

Mini Jalapeño Mexican Restaurant serves traditional  cuisine with fresh, delicious ingredients. Enjoy favorites like burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, and fajitas. Mini Jalapeno even...

The Coastal Gem Holden Beach
(910) 842-1278

This beachy boutique carries clothing, home furnishings and decor, jewelry, candles, and more. Hobbs Realty guests enjoy a one-time discount. Pick up something unique to remember your vacation!

Papa John's Pizza
(910) 754-7575

Papa John's Pizza in Shalotte offers carryout and delivery. Besides pizza, the chain serves breadsticks, wings, desserts, and more.

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.

patronies pizza holden beach
(910) 842-7900

Take out or dine in at the casual Patronies Pizza dining room. Enjoy golden-baked pizzas, fresh salad, hot wings and pasta. Patronies Pizza was founded in 1993 in Breezy Point, NY.

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