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. Additionally, 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.