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A summer day trip to Holden Beach

Holden Beach is about an hour outside of Wilmington, so you're going to want to pack up for the whole day before you go. Bring a picnic and beach toys! Prepare to soak in the sunshine! Before you head home, drive into the town of Shallote for the Purple Onion Cafe!

Emily Coleman
Jackson Hole, WY
Emily Coleman is a Jersey girl born and raised who caught the outdoor bug upon moving to Vermont to pursue a degree in Adventure Education and Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. She spent most of her years before college deeply entrenched in the world of competitive cheerleading before discovering a passion for outdoor sports including mountain biking, white water kayaking, bikepacking, backpacking, slacklining, rock climbing, and skiing. Having been surrounded by children her entire life in her mother's daycare, she always had a strong affinity for kids. She moved to the mountains of Jackson Hole after graduating to coach for the local Kayak Club during the summers and nanny in the winters. Becoming a part of the Happy Active Family team felt like the perfect collision of her passion for building strong community bonds and encouraging an outdoor lifestyle.
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Purple Onion Cafe in Shallotte, NC near Holden Beach
Mon - Sat: 6:30am - 3:00pm Sunday: 6:30am - 2:00pm Breakfast Served Daily until 11:00am Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
4647 Main Street