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Address: Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
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The beaches are clean and not as crowded as Myrtle. Very family oriented with things for the kids to do as well as adults. Restaurants vary from fast food to gourmet dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Frank R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Cambridge, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Holden Beach on our way to visit a relative. We didn't know what to expect although we have been to Edisto Beach nearby. First of all, the beach was very busy, crowded. People of all ages. Lots of umbrellas and tents/canopies. The waves were great though! Nice easy slow waves, nothing too rough. You could walk out... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beaches are clean and not as crowded as Myrtle. Very family oriented with things for the kids to do as well as adults. Restaurants vary from fast food to gourmet dining depending on occasion and whether you want casual or dress up. I have stayed on the east end , middle and west end. The east end offers easy... More 

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Efland, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved not having all of the hotel/motel scenery, and the beautiful, relaxed atmosphere. The Turtle Watch staff were wonderful as they were at the nests each evening near our rental. Grocery close enough to be convenient, although I recommend not shopping Saturday at Food Lion when everyone just arriving is. Best beach for shells we've visited.

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Thank grh_canc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every year with our children. It's become tradition. Non crowded beaches with many places to eat, drink and shop! We love holden beach!

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Amory, Mississippi, United States
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holden Beach is wonderful because of its laid-back nature. The island offers some amenities yet just over the bridge is a grocery store and down from there is Walmart. The VRBO realtors are great to work with as most stays are Sat - Sat or Sun -Sun. On Sunday's at 6:30P a band plays until about 8 PM. This is... More 

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Nitro, West Virginia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have been going since 1978 - my favorite beach. lots of rentals to choose from. gorgeous uncrowded beach.

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Thank ccruss
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far, this is one of the best beaches in NC I've experienced. If you want to relax, unwind, in a nice quiet beach. THIS is your beach. If your are looking for action, bars, clubs, crowds, then go south. We spent the 4th of July here. My husband and I anticipated the usual beach crowds, but we were pleasantly... More 

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Thank SweetPeaAdventures
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a number of beaches--Pacific Coast (CA and WA); Lake Michigan; Gulf of Mexico (from FL to AL to TX); Atlantic Coast (FL)--and this is the cleanest, most family friendly and least busy beach of them all. We made many good memories here and enjoyed much privacy. The water was perfect temperature too. The houses along Ocean View... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Holden for 34 years now. It is a quiet family beach of great beauty. We love the loggerhead turtle hatcchings!

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Thank MassachusettsRita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach!!! Wonderful community! Little to no action is the way we like it. Cute homes and just a few local shops. Rent a bike or eat gelato just make sure to go to the mail box. Locals will direct you :).

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