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Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Are you looking for a gift that will make the family happy this winter? Why not surprise them with a vacation to Holden Beach this winter. There are many things that your family can do while in town. Staying in one of our Holden Beach rentals will keep you close to the fun on the island. Let’s look below at how you can surprise your family with a vacation to Holden Beach this winter.

Scavenger Hunt

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

One way that you can surprise your family this Christmas is to leave a little clue for each family member. Then on those little clues you will continue to have them search the house for their surprise gift. After they have gone through all of the clues, you hand them each something that they would need for the beach. This is a great way to get the family pumped for their gift and then tell them where you are going for a week.

Keep it a Secret

Another great way that you can surprise the family with a trip to Holden Beach, is you can keep it a secret. Have them pack their bags as if you were going to take a small trip to a destination close to you. This is a great way to surprise them as they won’t be expecting to travel to the beach considering its winter. Not only will it be a great surprise for the family but will get you excited to sneak away from life just for the week.

Gift Under the Tree

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Surprising any family member with a vacation to Holden Beach during the winter months, is always fun. You can write on a piece of paper where you’re going and wrap it up in several boxes. They will have to continue to guess what’s in the box and it will be fun for everyone.  Be sure to record them as they are unwrapping the gift because seeing their reactions is what every parent wants to see for years to come.

There are many other ways that you can tell your family about the surprise vacation to Holden Beach this winter, but these are the few we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your Holden Beach rental to getaway for a week to the beach, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you get to explore what Holden Beach has to offer in the off-season!

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Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Are you looking to go on a relaxing vacation the beach but not sure where to go? Holden Beach is a great family vacation spot that many loves to visit year-round. With the warm weather for most of the year and the amount of fun your family can have while vacationing here, it’s the perfect location for all. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look at a few reasons as of why you need to book your vacation to Holden Beach below.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Going on a vacation where you can explore the outdoors is what many families are looking for. Heading to the beach at any time of the year will allow your family to enjoy the great outdoors. Spending time at the beach building sandcastles with the kids or soaking up the sun sitting watching the kids play. Some other fun things that your family can enjoy are the Shallotte River Swamp Park, go fishing with the Holden Beach Fishing Charter or heading to nearby towns and explore. Rent bikes if you didn’t bring them with you and go on a daily bike ride with the family. There is so much that you can do outdoors with the family when you take a vacation to Holden Beach.

Relieves Stress

For many adults, they head on vacation and yet still bring their work with them. Instead of bringing your computer or work phone with you, leave it at home. You are on vacation and you’re here to relax and enjoy time with the family. Spending time at the beach while you are on vacation can help relieve stress you may have from life at home. Sit back on the beach with a book in your hand, an umbrella to sit under and just let go. Just enjoy your time away from work, school, the kid’s activities and just life at home while you are visiting Holden Beach.

Sunrises & Sunsets

Book Your Next Vacation to Holden Beach this Year

Another great reason that you need to book your next vacation to Holden Beach is the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. While many want to sleep in while on vacation, having younger kids may prevent this from happening some days. Instead, make a pot of coffee and go sit on the deck of your vacation rental and watch the sunrise happen. The sunsets are just beautiful as the sunrises and you can watch them from your vacation rental or watch them with the kids on the beach. Be sure to take a camera with you so you can capture the beauty that you will witness.

While there are many other reasons as of why you need to book a vacation to Holden Beach, these are just a few that we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next Holden Beach vacation rental yet, now is the time. We hope that your family can get away and come enjoy the beach life here on the island.

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Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

Headed to the sandy beaches of the North Carolina Coast for your vacation this year? Nothing says vacation like spending the day at one of our beautiful beaches. When staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, having the right beach bag essentials will help make your vacation much better. Be sure to check your “beach bag” must have list before you leave for your trip to guarantee you’ll have a good time.

Must Have Beach Bag Items

Beach Bag


Having the right beach bag can make ALL the difference in the world. Sure, you can throw all of your items into any old bag, but did you know that all beach bags were not created equal. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or an even a large utility tote bag works perfect for a beach bag.

Beach Towels

Pack a towel for everyone in your family whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is. We also suggest that you make a pocket or two for your beach towels too. Just sew a few pockets on one end of the towel to keep a few things handy like sunscreen or your sunglasses.

Sunscreen

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

With the southern sun on Holden Beach, sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you do happen to get a little more sun than you planned, make sure to have some aloe in your bag as well.

Water Resistant Phone Pouch or Plastic Bag

Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you come on vacation and realize you don’t have one, a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag will do the same as the phone pouch. They will keep your phone protected from the elements at the beach and you can even use it while it’s in the bag or pouch.

Mesh Bag for Sand Toys

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

When you go on vacation with kids, bringing toys to play in the sand is a must. But we understand that bringing back the sand into your car or vacation rental can be a hassle. If you pack in your beach bag a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach. You should be able to find these bags at any store or you can purchase them online too.

Hat & Sunglasses

Bringing both of these items can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun in the south is a lot warmer than it would be up north, and so we want to make sure you are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Be sure to pack one for each member of your family.

Reusable Water Bottle

When you are spending the day in the sun and at the beach, you will want to stay hydrated as well. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as a Yeti Cup or an insulated bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day.

Baby Powder

Must Have Items for Your Beach Bag

You may not have thought that this would be a must, but it is whenever you go to the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

Fitted Sheet

Many years ago, we learned of an easier way to keep your food and beach items sand free. Bring a fitted sheet with you from home that you can prop up on the beach. Use the cooler, beach bag, and a few other things to help keep the area clean. If you have younger kids that don’t like the feel of the sand, this is a way they too can enjoy the beach without the upset of getting sand in their mouths, or even the food.

There are many other items that you can pack into your beach bag for your next trip to Holden Beach, but these are the must have items we thought you should have with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay for your next getaway or vacation, then check out our Holden Beach vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you enjoy the North Carolina Coast!

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