Holden Beach is a barrier island resting between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. After crossing a sweeping 65-foot high bridge, vacationers can experience a subdued beach life. If you're planning a trip, read through these suggestions to get you started.

Top vacation rentals in Holden Beach

New vinyl siding and windows. The house looks brand new. Enclosed downstairs.
4.9
Outstanding(278 Reviews)
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 in Holden Beach
Holden Beach House / Short 5 minute walk to Beach / Perfect Family Vacation Home
9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 baths
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Soak up the beauty of Holden Beach in our House, Holden Beach House / Short 5 minute walk to Beach / Perfect Family Vacation Home. With a range of amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, you'll feel right at home.

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Beautiful private pool, fire pit, and private pier
5.0
Outstanding(140 Reviews)
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Beautiful ICW views! Private pier, private pool, firepit, fishing and more!
10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Nestled in Holden Beach, this House is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Beautiful ICW views! Private pier, private pool, firepit, fishing and more!'s top-rated amenities, including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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4.8
Outstanding(190 Reviews)
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Another Day In Paradise!
10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Experience vacation in Holden Beach with our Cottage, Another Day In Paradise!. Enjoy amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Feelin' Beachy-7A
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Experience vacation in Holden Beach with our House, Feelin' Beachy-7A. Enjoy amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Large Oceanfront Master Bedroom & sitting area
5.0
Outstanding(122 Reviews)
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 in Holden Beach
Oceanfront Home With Heated Pool, Brand New Hot Tub & Concierge Tent Service
16 guests · 5 bedrooms · 4 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking to create some memories in Holden Beach? Look no further than our House, Oceanfront Home With Heated Pool, Brand New Hot Tub & Concierge Tent Service. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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The front of our home (OceanzFive) from across the street.  Carport under home.
4.9
Outstanding(122 Reviews)
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 in Holden Beach
FUN BEACH GETAWAY! Beach Access Across the Street / Fully Equipped Kitchen
9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

The best choice in Holden Beach for House, for $199 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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5.0
Outstanding(139 Reviews)
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 in Holden Beach
Gorgeous oceanfront Beach Cottage. 4 BR/4 Bath sleeps 8 all on a single level!
7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, and rental in Holden Beach at Gorgeous oceanfront Beach Cottage. 4 BR/4 Bath sleeps 8 all on a single level! for $362 for your next trip.

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 in Holden Beach
Beach Time
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Nestled in Holden Beach, this House is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Beach Time's top-rated amenities, including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Holden Beach travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Holden Beach vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Holden Beach, and more.

Frequently asked questions

About Holden Beach

Holden Beach, NC is a great vacation spot for families and couples. It offers outdoor recreation, some natural attractions and a few restaurants in an uncluttered environment.
  • Nature: The island is a sea turtle-protected habitat with a hatching season from May to October. Or, look for dolphins playing off the coast. Take a hike around the island to see birds and other native creatures.
  • Beach: Enjoy the more than eight miles of beach and catch some rays, build a sand castle or go shelling. Bring your fishing pole to surf fish or fish from the island's pier.
  • Outdoor Recreation: The Intracoastal Waterway's calm water makes it ideal for canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Take a bike ride to Lockwood Folly Inlet at the east of the island.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Holden Beach, NC?

Holden Beach, NC is a great destination for tourists looking for a beach getaway. Here are some of the must-visit attractions in Holden Beach:

  • Holden Beach Boardwalk
  • Holden Beach Pier
  • Holden Beach Nature Trail
  • Holden Beach Park

From the beach boardwalk to the nature trail, Holden Beach has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxing stroll or a fun activity, Holden Beach is the perfect destination.

How can I get around in Holden Beach, NC?

You can get around Holden Beach, NC in a few different ways:

  • By walking or biking on the various pathways and trails
  • By car, using the main roads and highways
  • By boat, using the intercoastal waterways

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Holden Beach, NC?

Affordable accommodation in Holden Beach, NC can be found at the Holden Beach Vacation Rentals. This family-owned business offers a wide variety of rental options for all budgets.

  • Vacation rental options for all budgets
  • Family-owned business
  • Wide variety of rental options
  • Located in Holden Beach, NC

What is the culture like in Holden Beach, NC?

Holden Beach, NC is a small town located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. It has a unique culture that is shaped by its coastal location, small-town atmosphere, and strong sense of community. Here are five aspects of the culture in Holden Beach, NC:

  • Outdoor recreation: Holden Beach is known for its outdoor activities, such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, and beachcombing.
  • Family-oriented: With its small-town atmosphere, Holden Beach is a great place for families to spend time together.
  • Friendly community: Residents of Holden Beach are known for their friendly, welcoming attitude.
  • Arts and culture: The town hosts several events throughout the year, such as art festivals and concerts.
  • Relaxed lifestyle: The laid-back atmosphere of Holden Beach makes it a great place to relax and unwind.

Is Holden Beach, NC safe to travel to?

Holden Beach, NC is a safe place to travel to. Here are some reasons why:

  • The crime rate is low
  • The community is friendly
  • The beaches are beautiful and well maintained

Overall, Holden Beach, NC is a great place to visit for a vacation.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Holden Beach, NC?

Popular shopping destinations in Holden Beach, NC include:

  • Island Variety Store
  • Island Tackle & Hardware
  • Frye's Old Fashioned Ice Cream
  • Holden Beach Seafood Market

Where is Holden Beach, NC?

Holden Beach, NC is a small beach town located in Brunswick County. It is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful beaches, fishing, and golf courses. The town is also home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

What are the top things to do in Holden Beach, NC?

Holden Beach, NC is a great place to visit for a relaxing getaway. Here are some of the top things to do in Holden Beach:

  • Visit the Holden Beach Pier and take in the stunning views
  • Head to the Holden Beach Nature Preserve and explore the trails
  • Relax on the beach and take a dip in the ocean
  • Check out the local restaurants and shops

No matter what you choose to do, you're sure to have a great time in Holden Beach!

What do I need to know before visiting Holden Beach, NC?

Before visiting Holden Beach, NC, there are a few things you should know.

  • The town has a population of approximately 500 people.
  • It is a popular summer destination, so expect larger crowds during the peak season.
  • The town is known for its wide beaches and family-friendly atmosphere.

Be sure to bring appropriate clothing for the weather, and don't forget to bring sunscreen and insect repellent.

What is the price range for rentals in Holden Beach?

Vacation rentals in Holden Beach have a price range between $70-$3,081. The average price for rentals in Holden Beach is $327 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Holden Beach?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air conditioner

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