Holden Beach is part of the fastest growing county in North Carolina. Education, lifestyle, commerce and government facilities constantly improve in our robust and evolving county.
A place without crowds or flashing lights, Holden Beach will have you living a beach lover's dream. With no buildings more than 35 feet in height or commercial atmosphere, your family can experience the rare paradise of relaxation and fun. Watch the shrimp boats bring in a fresh harvest or catch your own seafood during your stay. See the brilliant waves break while you relax on an oceanfront porch and your children play on the clean and unspoiled strand.
Swing in a hammock and watch the clouds drift by as the pelicans and gulls ride the wind along the Holden Beach shore. Come watch the mullets jump and the porpoises play while birds dive for their dinner. Listen to the sea oats whistle in the wind as the sun reflects on the golden seeds. Collect shells and shark's teeth as you stroll down the uncrowded, perfect sands. Experience a way of life that is tranquil and unhurried. Visit the island to relax, reflect and rediscover yourself and your family in a Holden Beach vacation rental!
On Holden Beach you can enjoy popular activities like golfing, shell hunting, fishing, fishing tournaments, surfing, bird watching, sandcastle building, walking, bike riding, sea turtle watching, water skiing, boating, and just plain "vegging out." Experience the rich local heritage by attending popular festivals like Day at the Docks, The North Carolina Oyster Festival, and The North Carolina Festival By The Sea. Nearby Wilmington, NC is the home of the North Carolina Azalea Festival and the USS North Carolina Battleship.
Holden Beach's desirable climate offers both temperate weather, where palm trees grow naturally, as well as the delight of changing seasons, where even a dusting of snow is possible during the winter months. However, you will most likely find yourself in short sleeves year round in our mild climate. Lucky visitors can enjoy golfing, fishing and most outdoor activities twelve months a year.
This area is home to some of the best casual and formal dining, such as Calabash, NC which is the seafood capital of the world. With convenient shopping at major chain stores such as Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot, and Belk's which are only 10 minutes away. You'll also find the area full of numerous other attractions such as the famous Barefoot Landing, malls, aquariums, theaters, and entertainment, all within a short drive.
Golf lovers can enjoy over 100 golf courses that lie within an hour's drive of Holden Beach, North Carolina. Enjoy golfing along the North Carolina coast, with its mild temperatures and refreshing breezes off the Atlantic Ocean. World famous courses like Pine Hurst can be found throughout the area.
Whether Holden Beach is your year-round residence, or just your vacation destination, you'll appreciate the modern conveniences of city water, city sewer, city sanitation services, and local police and fire protection along with the added enjoyment of a country lifestyle and low tax rates. You'll experience the strong sense of community at our many establishments like The Holden Beach Chapel, which offers year-round interdenominational worship.
There is no Holden Beach Chamber of Commerce. However, there is The Holden Beach Merchants Association, The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority, North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association, South Brunswick Home Builders' Association, South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Association of Realtors, Vacation Rental Managers Association, and the National Association of Realtors, all of which we are proud members.
The latest health care facilities are readily available with newly built hospital only ten minutes away, staffed by doctors from all over the country.
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