Welcome to The Family Beach…Holden Beach, NC was voted one of the family-friendliest beaches by National Geographic Traveler's magazine. Limited public access keeps the beaches uncrowded.
Eight miles of pristine, sandy beaches
Perfect for sun bathing or relaxing and reading a good book. It is a family friendly beach with mild waves making it a great place to swim, skim board and body surf.
Mild waves make Holden Beach a great place to swim, skim board and body surf. Enjoy playing in the surf, building sand castles or taking a long walk or jog along the beautiful strand.
If you enjoy biking and history you will love the “Olden” Holden bike tours. There are three routes of varying lengths (3 ½ miles, 5 miles and 10 miles) that explore the rich history of Holden Beach and are marked with numbered signs.
From sunset cruises to early morning fishing charters, Holden Beach offers a variety of options for getting out in the open water or exploring the marshlands.
There are over 125 golf courses within an hour’s drive of Holden Beach, so it’s easy to find a course that’s right for you. With nearby Lockwood Folly Country Club, this four-star (as rated by Golf Digest magazine) 18-hole, par-72 course is fun for the whole family. View All Golf Courses »
Fish from the pier, the beach or try deep-sea fishing. There are many charter options to choose from, most offering ½ and full-day options.
Holden beach is a designated turtle sanctuary and is known for its reputation as a nesting beach for loggerhead sea turtles. Loggerheads nest from May to September. The baby turtles hatch from July to October.