Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Do you and your family have a summer vacation planned for Holden Beach? If you do, then we want to share a few fun activities around the area. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family close to some of the activities. Let’s look below at some of the fun summer activities you can do near Holden Beach.

Tour H2O

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

If your family likes to try new things on the water, then head on over to Tour H2O. They have pontoon tours and Kayaking tours available this summer. Rent a pontoon boat for 2 hours and enjoy your time on the open waters enjoying the quiet time. You may even get to see a dolphin or two while you are on tour. They also have kayaking tours where you can do a self-guided tour or a guided tour. This is a great way to see Holden Beach via the water and make new memories with the family.

Rent a Jet Ski

Another fun activity that you and the family can do is rent a jet ski. This is a high activity that is perfect when you have older kids. This is a way that everyone in the family can enjoy some time out on the Intracoastal Waterway. Holden Beach Jet Ski Rentals will be able to help you and your family enjoy your time spent together. They will be able to show you a safety orientation, and with your rental, you will have life vests and a full tank of gas to enjoy the day. Holden Beach Jet Ski Rentals are located in Supply, NC, just a short drive away from your vacation rental.

Fish the Day Away

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Fishing is a high, fun outdoor activity that your family can do together. Head on over to the Holden Beach Fishing Pier located in the heart of Holden Beach. This fishing pier was founded in 1959 and allowed you and your family to enjoy time together, making new memories. Bring the fishing rods, bait, sunscreen, and drinks with you. Think of the fun you can have, even if you don’t catch anything. Capture the memories on camera as you enjoy a new adventure this summer.

While there are many other things that you can do in the Holden Beach area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your Holden Beach vacation rental yet, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family as you make new memories at the beach this summer!

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

Do you and your family have a vacation to Holden Beach this summer and are looking for some fun things to do? If so, then we at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you about three things you can do with the family for free. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is. Let’s look below at what those three things are you can do together as a family in Holden Beach for free.

Climb the Oak Island Lighthouse

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

Have you and your family ever visited the nearby Oak Island Lighthouse before? If not, then you are missing out on one of the best views in the area. Taking a tour of the lighthouse is how you will be able to climb to the top. And best yet, the tours are free! One of the things that we recommend to all of our guests is to make reservations for the tours. Since they are free, they do fill up quickly, and during the holidays, it could be hard to request. Be sure to take your camera with you and your phone so that you can capture the memories and views from the lighthouse.

Enjoy a Hidden Gem

Anytime you go on vacation with the family, sometimes finding new places in the area is the best part. If you’re looking for a new park to head to, then we suggest trying out Sailfish Street Park. Located along the Intercoastal Waterway is where you will find this park along with another park, Sanddollar Park. Both are hidden gems when it comes to parks where you can watch boaters go by, fish a little, and enjoy the beach. You may even get to see some dolphins come to say a quick hello and other cool wildlife. Spend the day at one of these parks and see how your family likes them.

Building Sandcastles

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

This activity that your family can do together and is free is to build a village of sandcastles. When staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes, your family will be close to the beach. For many of our staff remembers going to the beach with our families and building sandcastles.  Give each one of the kids something to build with the sand and then take a fun video or picture with each castle. Think of all the new memories that will be made by just creating a sandcastle together on your next vacation!

While there are many other fun things that you can do for free in the area, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to visit this summer, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family and hear all about the fun things you did!

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Are you and your family vacationing to Holden Beach this Spring Break? If the answer is yes, then we at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you all the fun things you can do. Spring Break this year for many are between April 3rd through April 18th, 2020. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the fun things that are happening around Holden Beach this Spring Break.

Easter Egg Hunt

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

If your family is heading to the North Carolina Coast for Easter this year, then you won’t want to miss the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the egg hunt will be held at William S. “Bill” Smith Park in Oak Island at 10:00 am. Each child who attends will have an opportunity to hunt for eggs according to their age groups up to age 10. This is a free event and is one that your family won’t want to miss this year on your Spring Break vacation.

Days at the Dock

If you are looking for a fun day that you can spend with your family and friends in Holden Beach, then look no further. Head under the bridge to enjoy a free festival that is happening on April 6, 2020. This fun festival is perfect for the whole family and will include different arts & crafts for the kids to do, kid’s activities that include a free kid’s area and so much more. There will also be live entertainment and food that your family can enjoy together. Just come and have a good time together making new memories!

Beach Fun

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Your Spring Break vacation isn’t complete without spending some time at the Beach. Spend the day or a few days at the Beach while you soak up the sun and allow the kids to play in the surf. Let the kids build a few sandcastles or hunt for shells together. Bring a book and sit under the umbrella as you watch your kids play close by. Pack your lunch for the day and eat it with the family on the beach and getting to spend as much time as you can outdoors. Make new memories on this Spring Break vacation with the family!

While there are many other fun things happening this Spring Break on the North Carolina Coast and in Holden Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation with us at Holden Beach Vacations, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family this April having the time of your lives!

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Are you and your family headed to Holden Beach for a vacation soon? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you all about the family-friendly adventures that you can try in the area. From water-sports to checking out a lighthouse, there is something for the whole family. Staying with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the family-friendly adventures in Holden Beach.

Jet Skiing

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Have you ever tried something new that is fun and exciting with the kids before? We can tell you that finding things that even the teens in the family can be a little challenging when on vacation. But head over to Holden Beach Watersports and do something that you’ve never done before, rent a few jet skis. Your family can rent each jet ski for either ½ an hour or 1 hour and be sure to bring your camera with you. Of course, you don’t want to forget your swimsuits, towels, shades, and sunscreen before your time on the water. What a great new memory that every family can do when you visit the area!

All Hands-on Deck

Another fun day is heading to Wilmington for a quick trip onboard the Battleship North Carolina. This is a wonderful day trip and even a great educational trip too that all families love to check out. What was once used in combat during World War II is now a great local attraction that many loves to climb aboard. Here your family can step back in time as they learn of the history of the ship and become part of the crew for the day. Then when finished exploring the ship for the day, head over across the bridge and check out the waterfront of Downtown Wilmington. Don’t let this adventure slip by as your family can learn all about the Battleship North Carolina!

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Many locals who love to try something new with their own family is heading over to Bald Head Island for the day. Here is where your family can check out Old Baldy Lighthouse which is located on Bald Head Island. To be able to access the island you will have to take the Ferry over to it and there are many things you can do while there. Not only can you check out the oldest lighthouse, but you can also take a tour. No matter what you find to do on the island, you will want to be sure to bring with you a backpack, sunscreen, hats for everyone in the family and a camera. This is where new memories are made forever, and your family will want to do this every year!

There are many other fun adventures that your family can do while you vacation to Holden Beach, but these are the few we thought you’d like. If you still haven’t made your Holden Beach vacation home reservation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see your family on your next family adventure to Holden Beach!

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to Holden Beach soon? Spending as much time with the kids while on your vacation can help you make new memories. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will keep your family close to the surf and sand. We have come up with a few beach activities that the whole family can enjoy below.

Build a Sandcastle Fort

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

Building a sandcastle is what many families love to do together but why not do something a little different. You and your family can build a sandcastle fort and make it fun for everyone. Grab the buckets and shovels and little sandcastle molds and make a fort like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Be sure to add a mote around the fort and add plenty of water to it. This is a great way to make new memories with the family and something fun for everyone!

Hopscotch in the Sand

Play a classic hopping game with the family by the shore. Use a piece of driftwood or a stick to draw the blogs along with their numbers. You can use seashells as markers, and you can hop along the shore and play this fun game. The sand may be a little hot so be sure to wear flip-flops or water shoes to keep your feet from burning. What a great new tradition to play with the family on your next vacation.

Bowling in the Sand

Enjoy a fun game of bowling to the beach by creating your own bowling alley in the sand. Bring a small ball to the beach, draw the lane with a stick and dig 10 holes in the shape of a triangle. After you have your bowling alley made, it will be time to play a nice round or two of bowling with the family on the beach. This can be played at any time of the day as your kids get to enjoy bowling on their own lane, they made themselves.

Build a “Snowman” from Sand

5 Beach Activities for the Whole Family

While it’s not quite time for the cold and snow, but you can still build a snowman from sand. With a bucket, sand, shovel and some ocean water, you have all the items to build the perfect snowman. To add the finishing touches to your snowman, have the kids collect shells and driftwood to add as the face and arms. Be sure to have loads of fun and take as many pictures as you can to capture the memories.

Build a Fort

Building forts or tents at home in the living room is always fun for everyone, but why not bring that idea to the beach. Bring a small blanket, sheet or a few good towels down on the beach along with some chairs. Then help build a tent or fort on the beach and let the kid’s imaginations run wild. This can be a great way to give the kids a little shade while enjoying the sun and the sand.

There are many more fun family activities that you can do on the beach together, but these are just a few we’d share. If you haven’t made your reservations for your next family vacation to Holden Beach, check out our Oceanfront vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories in Holden Beach!

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

Is your family vacation to Holden Beach coming up soon? If the answer is yes, then we just have to tell you all about the treasure you may find on the beach. When you are staying with us in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, you will be close to where the treasure hunt begins. There are many different kinds of treasure on the beach that you may not have known about or just forgot what is out there. Adventure is out there and getting the kids involved in the hunt can be more fun. Let’s look at what kind of hidden treasure you may find while on the beach with your family.

Sand Dollars

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

Did you know that you can find sand dollars on the Carolina Coast? While many thinks that these beautiful treasures can only be found in the warmer climates such as the tropics and in tropical waters. Any day you are visiting Holden Beach you and your family will be able to find several different sizes of sand dollars. Sand Dollars are also known to many as “flattened” sea urchins so having the kids on the hunt for those can make for a great day of treasure hunting.  You may be able to find sand dollars after a storm during low tide. What a great souvenir to take home and share with others as you display them in your home.  

Sea Glass

Sea glass is another treasure that you and your family can hunt for while on vacation to Holden Beach. This can be a wonderful item to look for just before low tide comes or just after low tide comes. In order to find them we have a few different ways to begin to search for the sea glass. Look for a beach full of shell beds rather than smooth sand because it can be found here. Zig zagging will help you find the sea glass a little better as you will be covering more ground that way. We suggest that you don’t look down at the sand, but straight ahead because you will be able to spot the sea glass better. Sea glass can be in several different colors so be on the look out while on your walk.

Shells

Find Beach Treasure on your Next Family Vacation to Holden Beach

As you are on your hunt for the sea glass, you can also be on the hunt for some pretty interesting sea shells too. The North Carolina coastline have some beautiful shells that you will be able to take home with you. As you go for your late evening walks with the kids on the beach, be sure to bring a shell bag or a mesh bag with you. This is a good way to keep up with what you collect but won’t have to worry about bringing home more than shells. Sometimes if you wade a little in the water and dig around you can find some treasure too.

While there are many other things that you can hunt for while on vacation to Holden Beach, these are the few activities we thought you’d like. If you still haven’t made your vacation reservations yet in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you come and hunt for treasure together!

Family Fun Activities for Your Vacation

 

Are you vacationing in Holden Beach, NC this summer with your friends and family and are looking for fun things to do with them? Have no fear because we know of several fun activities in Holden Beach and surrounding areas for you to enjoy while on your vacation. And you are still looking for Holden Beach vacation home rentals that are pet friendly, oceanfront or not close to the beach this summer.

Fun Activities in Holden Beach, NC

For many going and sitting on the beach is what a relaxing vacation is just what the doctor ordered, but sometimes it’s nice to go and explore what the area has to offer with activities and more. Whether it is raining or not, there is something for everyone to do and enjoy on your vacation this year in the area. Some of the fun things you can do while on the beach in the evenings is to get a kite and fly it. One activity that is fun for all ages is to fly a kite on the beach in the evenings. Make sure that you have plenty of space to run a little to get the kite up in the air. Some of the best memories to be made is to fly a kite with your friends and family for years to come.

A fun activity that is good for you to enjoy is to head over to Magic Mountain Fun Park which has all the “old school” waterslides that many have grown up with. You will not be disappointed with visiting there and make new memories with your family on this vacation when you visit Magic Mountain in Holden Beach, NC. And when it comes to dining out because let’s face it you’re on vacation and you may not want to cook, there are several restaurants you might want to give a try.

Fun Activities in the Surrounding Area

Not sure what there is to do in Southport, NC and a little apprehensive over it? No problem, if you have ever seen the movie “Safe Haven” then you know Southport is a quaint little town with a lot of charm. As many locals and tourist love to head to a lot of the small shops in town and even might grab a quick bite to eat at one of the local’s favorite place, Fishy Fishy Cafe. There are many other places to eat at in town and you might find a new favorite while on your vacation.  When you are finished exploring Southport, then hop onto a ferry and go explore Ft. Fisher Historic Site or the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Myrtle Beach is a short drive from Holden Beach but if you are looking to do any big attractions or dinner shows then it might be a good pick. If you are looking for a nice kite to be able to fly on the beach, then head on over to Kligs Kites at Broadway at the Beach. There are so many other shopping options there and if you are looking for a fun dinner that night, go to Pirates Voyage which a fun dinner show fun for all ages.

 Make Those Memories Last Forever

No matter what you are looking for when you come on vacation to our area, you will find something for everyone in your family. Our rental homes will make you feel like you are at home, but will still feel like you are on “beach time.” Let us help you make those memories last forever with each family vacation to Holden Beach, NC.