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Public Beach Access (circled in green above) is 2 blocks, a short 4 min walk.  Golf cart rentals are available locally. A parking permit is required for all vehicles including golf carts in public parking areas.  

       Free Summer Concert Schedule

The Town of Holden Beach hosts a free concert each Sunday evening 6:30pm -8pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Take your lawn chair to the Pavilion under the Holden Beach Bridge and enjoy the music! Easy walk from Saltwater Revival.


2024 Summer Concert Series

May 26 - The Main Event Band

Jun 2 - Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot

Jun 9 - Carolina Kool

Jun 16 - Cat 5

Jun 23 - Blackwater Band

Jun 30 - The Tams

Jul 7 - The Extraordinaires

Jul 14 - Continental Divide

Jul 21 - Chairman of the Board

Jul 28 - The Embers

Aug 4 - Band of Oz

Aug 11 - Jim Quick and Coastline

Aug 18 - The Entertainers

Aug 25 - Too Much Sylvia

Sep 1 - North Tower

NC Festival by the Sea

Sat. Oct. 26 & Sun. Oct. 27, 2024

Held each year in October at Holden Beach Bridgeview Park, this free festival begins with a parade - this is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach Bridge (9:30am-11am).  Horseshoe tournament, sand castle building contest, 100+ vendors, live music and plenty of food!


      A Day at the Docks Festival

April 27 & 28, 2024 

The Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association sponsors this free festival each spring at Bridgeview Park.  This event offers food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. 

Getting Ready to Run

October 7, 2023

13.1 or 5K

Holden Beach is a seaside town on a barrier island in Brunswick County, North Carolina.  It is nationally recognized as one of the premier "Family Beaches" in the USA.  It is primarily a residential community, with a small commercial area and many local restaurants.  Holden Beach is also home to lots of locally owned specialty shops and boutiques, a water slide and miniature golf. The area has multiple well-known golf courses. The Town of Shallotte, just 10 minutes away, has national chain department stores and restaurants in addition to local ones.  Come experience clean water, blue skies, natural wildlife and lots of family fun.


Saltwater Revival is within walking distance to several restaurants, Sunset Slush Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shoppe, Sandman's Candyland Candy Store, Ocean Boulevard Coffee and Bridgeview Park.  At the park you can enjoy the playground, splash pad, free tennis courts and Pavilion which hosts several events each year including free summer concerts every Sunday evening, the NC Festival By the Sea in October and the Days at the Docks Festival in the Spring.

The Holden Beach Marina is located just over the bridge on the mainland if you are interested in reserving a boat slip during your stay.  Want to fish? There is a ICW public fishing pier 1 block from the house or you can fish in the surf. If you are 16 or older, you will need to purchase NC Fishing License. There are also off shore fishing charters available locally.


For bike, kayaks, tents, umbrellas and beach chair rentals, check out Boomers Rentals, Beach Fun Rental, Sweet Life Rentals, and Beach Boys Cabana. Most of these companies offer delivery & pickup.  Some of them even offer full service daily set up and take down of cabanas, tents and beach chairs on the beachfront.


For golf cart rentals, check out Island Cart Rentals and Holden Beach Golfcart Rentals.  These businesses offer delivery & pickup service.  For a pontoon or skiff boat rental  check out Fantasea.

Holden Beach requires a parking permit for vehicles (including golf carts) that park in public parking areas.  You can view more info at


Walgreens & Food Lion Grocery Store are 1.5 miles from the house. Food Lion offers grocery ordering online and pickup at store for $1.99 on orders over $35 or delivery for $3.99.  Visit instacart.comIf you want groceries delivered & put away in the kitchen/refrig, message 3 Strands Services through Facebook. 

Brunswick County is host to the 4th of July Celebration in Southport, the NC Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle in October, the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk in April, the Strawberry & Wine Festival in April at Ocean Isle and the Sunset at Sunset Festival on the first Saturday of October in Sunset Beach. 


Visit the NC Brunswick Island's website for more info on all the Brunswick Islands including Holden Beach:

Attractions & Activities




Heritage & Museums

Nature Adventures


Parks & Recreation

Fishing & Charters

Public Boating Access

Historic Southport and Myrtle Beach are just a short drive of little more than 30 minutes and make great day trips as well as Wilmington, home of Riverfest in October and the Azalea Festival in the spring. 

Area Golf Courses

12.9 miles

Carolina National Golf Club

1643 Goley Hewett Rd. SE


5 miles

Lockwood Folly Country Club

19 Clubhouse Dr SW


12.1 miles

Rivers Edge Golf Club

2000 Arnold Palmer Dr


16.4 miles

Brick Landing Golf Club

1910 Goose Creek Rd SW


Couple in Golf Cart
Golf Players
Plated Hibachi Dish
Fishing Boat

Interested in a Fishing Charter?  Check out these local businesses...

Fantsea Watercraft Rentals



Looking for a great Outdoor Activity?

Visit TourH2O

Explore the Islands

Family Fishing Trips

Sunset Tours

Wildlife & Nature Tours

Kayak Tours

Restaurants & Bars

FOR MORE KID'S ACTIVITIES (adult kid's too)
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Planet Fun!

Located a short drive in Shallotte, Planet Fun offers bowling, arcade, laser tag, billards, restaurant

Turtle in the Reef

Holden Beach Turtle Talk

Every Wednesday in June, July & August. at 7pm, the Turtle Patrol conducts free weekly educational sessions at the Holden Beach Town Hall. Seating in limited, so arrive early!

Town of Holden Beach

Splash Pad & Playground

Holden Beach public splash pad with a pirate theme and playground are located @ 124 Davis St.  within walking distance to Saltwater Revival


Shallotte River Swamp Park

Guided Zipline tours, climb on the Aerial Adventure Park, or relax & enjoy the Swamp Tour.

Museum of Coastal Carolina

Located in Ocean Isle Beach, visitors can walk through the Ocean Reef Gallery & enjoy the toddler area in the Barrier Island Gallery with puppets, toy ocean animals & puzzles.  A natural history museum that's a treat for the young and young at heart!


Ingram Planetarium

Discover the universe at Ingram Planeterium located a short drive away in Sunset Beach.  Take in a show about space exploration or astronomy.  See a laser music show or have fun with the free interactive exhibits.

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