Area Attractions

Holden Beach is a seaside town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The Town of Holden Beach is located midway between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC - about 40 minutes from each. The population was 575 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Holden Beach is located in southern Brunswick County.There is no other North Carolina barrier island like Holden Beach, low commercial impact, hundreds of beautiful rental homes and a wholesome family oriented atmosphere.
With over eight miles of clean, sandy beaches and a year round moderate temperature, the island attracts many visitors who want to experience a unique, quiet, family oriented atmosphere. Holden Beach has a very small commercial area on the island. That point is considered by many as the key reason they keep coming back year after year. While there are limited commercial establishments on the island, everything one could desire is located within a short driving distance.
Popular Activities
Boating, fishing and hiking the island are very popular activities. There are plenty of shells for those interested in shell hunting. There are over 125 superb golf courses located within an hour drive of the island. The island is a sea turtle habitat and during the hatching season (May - October) those who don't mind staying up late can witness one of nature's most interesting pleasures - watching hundreds of small sea turtles "boil" out of the sand and marching to the ocean.

Area Attractions

Shallotte River Swamp Park

The Shallotte River Swamp Park, a nature oriented eco park featuring swamp boat tours, a zipline canopy course, a tree-top aerial challenge course, a self-guided educational nature trail, and a guided swamp buggy tour traversing the entire property offering an educational experience while showcasing the plant and animal life of the park.

Holden Beach Turtle Watch

Every Wednesday in June, July and August, at 7 p.m. the Turtle Patrol conducts weekly educational sessions. These free programs are held at the Holden Beach Town Hall at 110 Rothschild Street (near the bridge/under the water tower). The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so get there early.

Broadway at the Beach

Year after year, Broadway at the Beach stands alone as by far the most popular tourist destination in the entire Myrtle Beach area. With its great location, convenient parking and wide range of outstanding activities for visitors of all ages, it's the perfect place to make magical memories of your own.

Silver Coast Winery

Nestled among the pine trees and North Carolina foliage is a well kept secret known as Silver Coast Winery located in Ocean Isle Beach. Their award winning wines will surely entice your palette and satisfy any wine lovers passion for wine, much like ours.

Beaches n' Cream

When you visit Beaches -N- Cream, "you're in for a treat". Experience our all-orignial recipes with each scoop of homemade ice cream. Our ice cream is made fresh on site in small batches with the best ingredients available. Made with fresh local produce (when available) and milk from North Carolina free range cows. We strive for a fresh, wholesome product free of harmful preservatives, additives and hormones. Stop on by and enjoy our family style atmosphere.We feature a new flavor or flavor combination nearly every day.

Windy Point Nautical Adventures & Water Taxi

Spend some time with you on the waters around Holden Beach, North Carolina... exploring the Intracoastal Waterway and its beautiful marshes, sounds, rivers, creeks and abundant wildlife. Relax on a much less crowded beach... see and visit lighthouses... shop and have lunch ... cruise a sunset or moonrise on your way to or from your favorite restaurant. WHATEVER? We can take the kids tubing, show you the sights, customize a trip just for you and your family or of course, happily just give you a ride. Let us know how you wish to spend your time on the water!