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Ideal off season beach holiday

Uncrowded practically deserted - we had the whole island to ourselves. Sun was hot, water was warm... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Gainesville, Georgia
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Great for the entire family

We have the best time here.This beach is so peaceful and the locals are very down to earth... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Uncrowded practically deserted - we had the whole island to ourselves. Sun was hot, water was warm and the oysters icy cold.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We have the best time here.This beach is so peaceful and the locals are very down to earth. Probably the most peaceful people you'll ever meet!There's so much to do around you from great restaurants to concerts under the bridge. We love it.Also every thing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marahashley
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Very disappointed in Hobbs Realty. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence while the Governor was urging people NOT to travel to NC, while the flood waters were still rising, while the county was saying NOT to get on the roads, Hobbs was encouraging us to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank paul t
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Amazing beach, white and sandy with fine grains. Stretching as far as you can see. Accomodation is excellent and can rent places right by the sea. The township has a few bars and restaurants, even a small local store. When I was there it was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Victor V
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Wonderful area for relaxing, small island with quiet family beach. Several restaurants but no high rises and no attractions. Just a nice relaxing beach!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 660mikew
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

What a great beach if you want to avoid the crowds and just unwind. Even during a busy Labor Day weekend the beach felt uncrowded but this is mainly because there isn’t a lot of parking so most people live there or rent a house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank chapelridgegolfer
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I love Holden Beach .On island it is quiet and no beach is great. I forget the name dang it but rent your canopy it’s right before the bridge they come set up every morning take down every night ,and chairs if u need. That...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pennylten
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It all looked good if you rent or own a house at the beach but, did not seem very good for just a day visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chuck52147
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Holden Beach has to be considered one of the preeminent family beaches. It faces North South and thus eludes many of the east West Storms. It has a very long beach front particularly at low tide and there is not much current. Families flock here...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We have been coming to Holden Beach for the last several years and can say without a doubt that this is the best beach to come to. Love the "small town" attitude and visiting Beach Mart as well as Fantasy Isle putt putt. Life slows...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Carrie H
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
I don't live at Holden but haven't you gotten the e-mails from Alan Holden. There is a lot of rain damage, no one can go in, but you will get an e-mail from him when you can go in. The power is back on and soon pumping... More
Bella R
June 26, 2018|
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Response from shelby67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have, but usually late in the year. Normal late Spring to late Summer times are always somewhat crowded. Schools are out and vacations are in full force everywhere.
Laura C
August 4, 2017|
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Response from markfarner58 | Reviewed this property |
Holden is pretty similar to Ocean Isle Beach. I never wear sand shoes, but my wife always does. If you think you need them at OIB you should plan on needing them at Holden, too.