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.

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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.

How many rentals are available in Holden Beach?

There are 1,136 vacation rentals available in Holden Beach across several booking partners.

What is the price range for rentals in Holden Beach?

Vacation rentals in Holden Beach have a price range between $84-$3,077. The average price for rentals in Holden Beach is $320 per night.

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

  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Laundry
  • TV