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Holden Beach

Crossing the bridge onto Holden Beach is an exciting moment for both first-time visitors and returning ones. The high-rise bridge curves up and over the Intracoastal Waterway and provides with you a gorgeous first look of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and the sandy shores running almost eight miles east and west. With a unique location that offers perfect views of sunrises and sunsets, including picturesque stretches of marshlands and dunes, Holden Beach offers a tranquil setting that is sure to provide the rest and relaxation we all seek when coming to the beach.

In addition to wonderful views, Holden Beach offers many beautiful vacation homes and condos that will provide the utmost in comfort and convenience for almost any vacationers needs. Choose an oceanfront home and skip right out onto the beach from your front door. Or perhaps choose a canal home, which will give you sweeping views of the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. Public access walkways to the beach are accessible no matter where you may choose to stay, so the sand and surf is never very far away or difficult to reach.

The island of Holden Beach and the mainland portion offer a wide array of activities for visitors and locals to participate in when a break is needed from the beach. With games, shopping, eating and more, it will be difficult to be bored in this vacation spot. A miniature golf course and waterslides provide great entertainment for the kids, as well as the adults. Go kart racing is available and sure to get those competitive juices flowing. Golfers can visit some excellent golf courses and driving ranges to work on their swing and short game just a few miles away in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach or Sunset Beach. There are many shopping options available for those seeking a more relaxed, but no less fun form of entertainment. Several unique boutiques can offer you the chance to find a beautiful beach outfit or accessory, while mega beach stores provide tons of potential vacation souvenirs ranging from towels, shells, hermit crabs and more. Homemade fudge and saltwater taffy are also souvenir staples, but perhaps better left to purchase towards the end of your trip so there is some leftover to take home!

After a day of soaking up the sun, splashing around in the waves, building sandcastles or combing the beach for shells, everyone is sure to have worked up quite an appetite. The restaurants on Holden Beach and the mainland will not allow you to leave hungry. Many of the restaurants serve up some of the most delicious seafood dishes from local waters. Great steaks and pasta dishes can also be found at most dining establishments and hamburgers, fried chicken, corn on the cob and more are also on hand for those looking for something quick and hearty. If you have room for dessert, be sure to stop to get some hand-dipped ice cream or Italian water ice to finish off the night on a sweet note.

Holden Beach offers many local convenience stores, including a large grocery store, several drugstores, bakeries, sub shops and more. It is also located mid-way between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, providing more activities and offerings available just a drive away. If you are looking for some great vacation fun in a beautiful and relaxed setting, then Holden Beach is the place to be for your next trip.

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