Holden Beach NC Vacation


Looking for a peaceful, relaxing island beach vacation? Holden Beach is a beautiful island beach town located in North Carolina's Brunswick County. It is small at just 3.4 square miles in area with an estimated population of over 1,000 people.

Holden Beach History:

In earlier times before the American Revolution, the land was bought by a man named Benjamin Holden who used the land for fishing and grazing for his farm. Later on, John Holden, who was Benjamin's grandson, started the first beachfront subdivision of the land called Holden Beach Resort. Holden later built Holden Beach Bridge. His son, Luther began building homes and renting land to vacationers in the 1940's. Back then someone could buy an ocean front home with property for a mere $600!

Holden Beach Attractions:

Some of the available resources for travelers include Vacation Equipment rented by Beach Fun Rentals, which offers everything from baby equipment, beach equipment and office equipment to electronics and kayaks. Beach Fun Rentals products

For the adventurous, there is Deep Sea Sportfishing with Swag Charters, and for those looking to relax with a good book, there is a bookstore called The Bookworm. See more info on these thorugh the Holden Beach Town Hall site here.

Other places/events of interest:

    Cape Fear Fishing tournament (offshore & inshore)
    Ingram Planetarium
    Indigo Farms Produce & Garden Center
    Museum of Coastal Carolina
    Silver Coast Winery

Vacationers also attend religious services at the only church on the island, interdenominational Holden Beach Chapel. The church was first built in 1940 but destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The church was rebuilt soon after and travelers staying on the island attend mass and ceremonies there.

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Holden Beach zip code: 28462

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