Public Beach Access (circled in green below) is 2 blocks, a short 5 min walk.  Golf cart rentals are available locally. A parking permit is required for all vehicles including golf carts in public parking areas.  

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       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.

2022 Summer Concert Series 

May 29 - Carolina Kool

June 5 - The Main Event Band

June 12 - The Embers

June 19 - Continental Divide

June 26 - The Tams 

July 3 - The Extraordinaires

July 10 - The Entertainers

July 17 - Chairman of the Board

July 24 - Band of Oz

July 31- Carolina Breakers

August 7 - Blackwater Band

August 14 - North Tower

August 21 - Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot

August 28 - Too Much Sylvia

September 4 - Cat 5

NC Festival by the Sea

Sat. Oct. 29 & Sun. Oct. 30, 2022

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!

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!

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 and Beach Fun Rentals.  For golf cart rentals, check out Island Cart Rentals and Holden Beach Golfcart Rentals.  All of these businesses offer delivery & pickup service.  For a boat or jet ski 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

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




Hertiage & Museums

Nature Adventures


Parks & Recreation

Fishing & Charters

Public Boating Access

Visit the Holden Beach NC website to view the Holden Beach Event calendar plus shopping, dining and lots of things to do.



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. 

      A Day at the Docks Festival

April 23 & 24, 2022 

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. 

Run Holden Beach

October 1, 2022

13.1 or 5K