Fun Things To Do In Holden Beach: Kite Flying

When it comes to finding fun things to do in Holden Beach, North Carolina, you now have something brand new to consider. The Holden Beach Kites & Flag Company just opened for business. Get ready to play like a kid again!


There are all types of kites available in today’s market. To name a few there are barn door kites that can fly without tails, three dimensional cellular kites, delta kites (also called stunt kites), the most common diamond kites, rokkaku or rok kites (of Japanese origin), roller kite, sled kites, and fighter kites. More and more novelty kites are being designed every year so no matter what your skill level, from beginner to seasoned pro, there’s sure to be the perfect one for you at the new Holden Beach Kites & Flag Company.

If you were fortunate to attend their huge kick-off party you know how much fun it was! There’s one thing Holden Beach residents and visitors alike enjoy and that’s a big party! There was plenty to see, do, and best of all, to eat. The kids enjoyed lots of inflatable games…as well as more than a few adults that we saw!

The beach is one of the best places for kite flying because there’s nearly always an ocean breeze. Check your local weather station before heading out to be sure there are light to moderate winds. You’re not looking for gale force winds as they will likely destroy your kite. Wind speeds of 5 to 15 mph are ideal.

Stay away from buildings, power lines, trees and anything under foot that you could trip over. Ideally you want to fly your kite in wide, open spaces using lots of string. With your kite tied to the string, raise your arm and run with the kite until the wind catches it. Once that happens give it lots of string, being sure to keep the line taut.

Pay attention to any kite you have up in the sky and don’t abandon it. You control it by how much string you let out but remember, you’ll have to reel it all back in when you’re done for the day. Sudden changes in wind direction or speed can send your kite into a nosedive. If this happens, pull the string tighter to give the kite more lift. Avoid letting your kite crash nose first into the ground and you’ll extend its life indefinitely.

Don’t Miss Out On The Mermaid Island Grill

Open for the 2014 season is the new Mermaid’s Island Grill (formerly Paradise Cafe) and we’re recommending you stop by and check them out the first chance you get! Their spring hours are 11:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11:30 to midnight Thursday through Saturday.

Located at 102 Jordan Blvd in Holden Beach the fun casual atmosphere of this grill is THE place to go the next time you want to watch a sporting event with your friends. With 11 televisions, plenty of snacks and drinks coming non-stop, you just won’t find any better place. Just take a look at these items we handpicked off the menu. They already have all ABC permits, too!

Fine Casual Dining

There’s a full lineup of appetizers that include fried pickles, shrimp & crab dip, bacon cheese fries, seafood bites and more!

Garden fresh salads include the house salad of a Greek salad, both with your choice of dressing. Jazz up that salad with grilled chicken souvlaki, Calabash shrimp, grilled jumbo shrimp, grilled fish of the day, marinated steak or their own gyro meat; all at an additional charge.

Their sandwiches include gyros with homemade Tzatziki sauce, Philly wraps or hoagies and certified Angus beef cheeseburgers. There’s a large choice of meats for your to select from for your gyro or Philly including the traditional lamb & beef slices, lemon chicken Sowlakia, marinated steak, fried oysters, Calabash shrimp, fried flounder, crabcake, crispy chicken breast tenderloin or the fresh catch of the day, grilled or fried.

When you want to enjoy a dinner out be sure to give Mermaid’s Island Grill a try. We found their entrée menu to be impressive with jumbo shrimp, ribeye steak, seafood combination platter, flounder or tilapia, Maryland-style crab cakes, Calabash shrimp, fried oysters, marinated sirloin beef tips, lemon chicken Sowlakia, Brunswick catch of the day and a chicken finger basket of breast tenderloins and fries. All entrees come with a choice of sides.

Perhaps you’re just looking for somewhere to top off an already splendid evening? In that case, stop by Mermaid’s Island Grill to treat your selves to their mouth-watering dessert menu. Scrumptious delights like Passion Mango Cheesecake, Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Homemade Key Lime Pie and Bourbon Street Pecan Pie await!

At Brunswickland Realty we know great food when we taste it and that’s why we give Mermaid Island Grill our recommendation with two thumbs up and a hearty “Welcome to the Neighborhood!”

Mermaid Island Grill
Fine casual dining in Holden Beach, North Carolina.
102 Jordan Blvd
Holden Beach
North Carolina

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About Holden Beach NC

Holden Beach is an island on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. Wilmington, NC lies 45 minutes north of the island and Myrtle beach, SC is 45 minutes south.

This area is one of the state's best kept secrets. This community has remained a quiet, family orientated island with southern charm and welcome. The summer months and Holden Beach vacation rentals bring small crowds but it remains un-crowded and quiet for the majority of the seasons.

Holden Beach's claim to fame is their unique layout. The island runs west to east. You can view the sun emerging from the ocean in the morning. The sun then proceeds to follow the beach all day until returning back into the ocean as evening arrives. This is a lovely sight that few east coast beaches can provide.

The island experiences a mild, subtropical climate. Holden Beach has warm summers and mild, short winters. The ocean temperatures rise into the 80s through the course of the year.

The area's location and climate provide great year 'round recreation. Some activities include: fishing, camping, kayaking and golf. For the fishing enthusiasts, such game includes: Blue Marlin, Dolphin, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Sea Mullet, Sharks, Sea Trout, Spots, Drum and Channel Bass.

Holden Beach offers some lovely communities. Choose your environment with views that complement your desires. Our communities offer homes with water, marsh, golf, or woodland views.

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