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Holden Beach

Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
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Catonsville, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

25 of us gathered from the east and west coasts to celebrate at brother-in-laws beach house and a rental on the intercoastal. the intercoastal provide a beautiful back drop to our stay all day long with the wildlife, the tides, the sunsets and the boats of all sizes passing through. It was hot and tropical with frequent rain, but we... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been coming here since Hazel in the '50s. Great family atmosphere, great beaches, usually good fishing. A safe place to let the kids explore and grow up.

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King, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This beach is perfect for a laid back summer vacation. Not many hotels which make the area very private. Their is lots of beach even during high tide and good local places to eat at or you can fix your own food. It would be hard but your vacation would go better if you didn't check in on a Saturday... More

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Purcellville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great family beach. Quite, safe, and relasing and away from busy commercial activity. Beach is great and never crowded. Plenty of good restaurants, entertainment, and golfing nearby and at not-to-distant Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.

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union, nj
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Holden Beach is a beautiful strip of land in southern portion of North Carolina. The beaches are wide and clean and close by but have no lifeguards. The people are friendly and helpful in all the stores we visited. The town has a quiet, laid back fell that is very relaxing. We are renting a house and all the houses... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been traveling to Holden Beach for vacations since Summer of 1993. Last week was the first time back in 5 years. Even though the area has changed a little, it still has its original environment. It was cool to see that "The Scoop" is still there going strong, and that the Gorilla is still there. I remember that... More

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Fairfax, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First trip to Holden - usually go to NJ shore destinations. What we found during 'high' season was an incredibly beautiful, almost empty, and clean beach. We had easy access from our rental but drove to end of island for awesome sandbars and tidal pools. The town and island are separated by a very short bridge. They both are very... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been going to this gem for over 30 years!!! And already have reservations for next year.......

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Grapevine, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are looking for a fun, lively beach with lots of restaurants, stores and attractions then this one probably isn't for you. However if you like quiet, uncrowded beaches that are family-friendly (especially for young kids) Holden is a great choice. We have rented houses on Holden for a number of years and love the quiet of this beach.... More

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Harker Heights
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are looking for the fast, amusement park experience, better head further south to Myrtle Beach, SC. Holden Beach has change over the last 30 years, but it is still the low key beach. A couple putt putt courses, some restaurants and the fishing pier. The BEACH is what Holden has to offer. The areas biggest problem is beach... More

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