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Holden Beach

Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Jewett, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So we rented and house beachside with a pool for the holiday week due to some events of our children in Myrtle and we are just not fans of the crowds. We picked a house near the end of the island with no developments behind anticipating a quieter week. Well, Arthur came and hit the OBX resulting in evacuations to... More

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Elizabeth, West Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Use to love going to Holden when I was a kid. Everything is changing. They are closing a lot of places down or don't have them open. Most of the stores are fancy and high priced anymore. The store I did most of my shopping at was the 50% off store beside the bridge. I know a lot of it... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not a public beach like Wrightsville or Carolina, no big parking lots just a few small places to park. It was wonderful and peaceful. Not a lot to do in the town if you are looking for a night out but perfect vacation for the kids! We loved our week at Holden Beach

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Holden Beach is a gem if you are with a family and want a relaxing laid back vacation. If you are into nightlife, fancy eating, and lots of diversions (movie theatres, water parks, etc), go to Myrtle Beach. This great week at Holden was spent walking, playing games and in the ocean, really communing with family. Went to turtle talk... More

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Hallsboro, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Apparently its considered a sport in the area to take flashlights out on the beach at night, blind Atlantic Ghost Crabs, and stomp them to death. When I inquired of the large group of people who were doing this why they were doing it, they answered "because its fun!" Crabstomping is FUN?!? Its not like they are going to eat... More

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Columbus,OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a second trip for our two families. We rented a very comfortable house right on the beach which set us up for many great hours on the beach. The width of the beach varies a bit with more width on the western end but we had more than we needed. The water drops of gently which is great... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's not over populated so you can really enjoy the serenity of it. Very family friendly area with plenty of great haunts to eat at whilst enjoying the relax atmosphere.

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