I've been to several beaches up and down the east coast, from Delaware to Florida. Holden Beach is BY FAR the BEST beach I have EVER been to. We rented a beach house on the oceanfront, and it was worth every penny. There are rentals to accommodate all families and all wallets! A short drive to North Myrtle and Wilmington, so the action can be found, if that's what you want. You want a family-friendly, relaxed, clean, beautiful, non-crowded beach? This one is for you! Can't wait to make the reservations for the next trip!!