Holden Beach: an hour south of Wilmington
128 Ocean Blvd W
Known as "The Family Beach"
Holden Beach is a laid back beach that is part of the NC Brunswick Islands. Families have been vacationing at Holden Beach every summer for years. Holden is known for its small town charm and a wonderful spot for beaching, biking, fishing, paddle boarding and unplugging.
Families can relax and enjoy the natural, scenic beauty all around them and slow pace. For a good family adventure outing, try the "Olden" Holden Bike Tour which takes you from one side of the island to the other with fun history facts and exercise tips along the way. Great for all ages.
Beach Access: If you don't have direct access from your home or rental, make sure you check this link for parking information and public beach access.
Pets are not allowed on the beach from May 20th to September 10th, except between 5p and 9a daily. Pets must be on a leash at all times on the island.