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Holden Beach

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Address: Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
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Great family beach

We love this beach. It is not crowded. You can kayak the intercostal waterway or sit on the beach. We also bike and go crabbing. This beach is quiet with a few places to eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We love this beach. It is not crowded. You can kayak the intercostal waterway or sit on the beach. We also bike and go crabbing. This beach is quiet with a few places to eat - perfect for a laid back vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited friends who were staying in Holden Beach, while we were staying at Carolina Beach. We really loved the quite, family atmosphere of Holden Beach. It wasn't commercialized at all, and was just a very nice area. We'd highly recommend this beach for family-friendly vacationing!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love the idea of the beach but not necessarily the beach itself, usually because the busyness of most beaches makes it nearly impossible for me to lay out and relax. But that's completely possible at Holden Beach. It's private, clean and relatively peaceful. There's not much (if anything) else to do on the island besides the beach but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've been going to Ocean Isle Beach for years. Over the past few years, it has become packed- creating little space for privacy/peace/quiet while enjoying the beach. Although we love OIB and missed some of our traditions; Holden Beach is more family-friendly and is far more spread out (reminds me of how OIB used to be). We've had a great... More 

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Cary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love going to Holden Beach. Some might think there's not enough to do but I enjoy the smaller number of people on the beach. You've got a pier for fishing and a couple of cafés. Other than that, it's just houses, sand, waves, and wind. Just off the island there are some really good local seafood restaurants, a large... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Holden Beach is a small fishing village on the intracoastal waterway in North Carolina. Our family rented two homes on the island from Hobbs Realty. Both were in excellent condition and more than met our needs. The island, while busy in high travel season, is a sleepy get away that focuses on the sand and surf. Close enough to Wilmington... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What are you looking for when you travel to the beach? If you are looking to spend many hours basking in the sun and a quite experience this is the place. There are few things to do on Holden Beach in the way of entertainment or eating out. Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are about an hour away if your looking... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was actually our first full vacation. We came here on the recommendation of a friend. We found the entire area to be warm and welcoming. From renting our house to all of the sites we visited and activities we did, it was a fantastic experience! The beaches are not crowded and very clean. The water was clear and warm.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Warm water, uncrowded beach, great location for day trips, what more could you ask for. The only down side is that if you don't stay in an oceanfront house it can be a ridiculously long walk to a beach access.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you're looking for a quiet, family beach--this is it. We played putt putt at Fantasy for only $5 each and enjoyed wonderful ice cream cones for only $4.50 with homemade waffle cones, the quaint little coffee shop at Fun Rentals is wonderful, there is a Food Lion just over the bridge, along with a CVS, the food lion is... More 

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