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.
2023 Summer Concert Series
May 28 - The Extraordinaires
Jun 4 - Continental Divide
Jun 11 - The Main Event Band
Jun 18 - Cat 5
Jun 25 - The Embers
Jul 2 - The Tams
Jul 9 - Chairman of the Board
Jul 16 - The Entertainers
Jul 23 - Band of Oz
Jul 30 - Blackwater Band
Aug 6 - Jim Quick and Coastline
Aug 13 - Too Much Sylvia
Aug 20 - Gary Lowder & Smokin Hot
Aug 27 - Carolina Kool
Sep 3 - North Tower
Sat. Oct. 28 & Sun. Oct. 29, 2023
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 29 & 30, 2023
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.
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.
Holden Beach requires a parking permit for vehicles (including golf carts) that park in public parking areas. You can view more info at HBTownHall.com/paid-parking.
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.com. If 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
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.
Located a short drive in Shallotte, Planet Fun offers bowling, arcade, laser tag, billards, restaurant
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
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!
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.