Top 8 Activities in Holden Beach

Top 8 Activities in Holden Beach

Everyone looks forward to a beach vacation. It’s when they can kick back and relax without a care in the world. While some people want to stay as busy as possible, going non-stop the entire time, we’re more about being low key and taking the easier, slower route. Let’s face it – don’t we rush about enough in our day-to-day lives? Aren’t we supposed to do things differently when we break away for vacation? That would be the “vaca” part – as in vacate your normal mode of operation.

When families come to Holden Beach, NC, for a vacation they can be as laid back as they want. They can sit on the beach in a lounge chair and do nothing but soak up the warming rays of the sun. Or they can take advantage of local events going on around the area and numerous activities. Here are the top 8 activities in Holden Beach this summer that we think you’ll want to check out!

Free Summer Concerts

Every Sunday night through Sept. 6 there are Free Concerts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Holden Beach Pavilion on Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes! Music ranges from jazz to rock & roll and beach music to oldies.

March of the Turtles

Holden Beach is a popular sea turtle habitat. During the hatching season from May to October you can watch as hundreds of small sea turtles “boil out” of the sand and march into the ocean during the night. Read more about this Turtle Watch program.

Learn to Surf

a group of teenagers along with an instructor learning how to surf at the beach

You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to surf at the Carolina School of Surf, 118 Ocean Blvd East, Holden Beach. They specialize in kid’s surf camps, private surfing lessons and group surfing lessons.


Lockwood Folly is our local course located at 19 Clubhouse Drive in Holden Beach. This links style course winds its way around salt marshes, creeks, forests, fields and the community. This course gets named “Best Golf Course in Brunswick County” time and time again.

Fishing Charters

Go out on a fishing charter boat and enjoy recreational cruises, family fun fishing charters, Gulf Stream fishing, and ¼ day, ½ day and full day fishing with Catch22 Fishing Charters.

Ice Cream & Mini Golf

You can’t go on vacation and not enjoy at least one game of miniature golf. Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf provides everything you need for a fun memory-making outing for the family. Located at 3354 Holden Beach Rd. SW, Holden Beach.

Explore by Kayak or Bike

Three women riding bikes on the beach

Beach Fun Rentals has several kayak models to choose from to explore the local flat waters and surf the ocean wave. Singles and tandems available. Daily and weekly bicycle rentals include children’s bikes, adult beach cruisers, tandems, and three wheelers.

Jet Ski Rentals

Experience a power packed ride while zooming across the water – something your kids won’t ever forget! Skis can hold up to three people so it’s an excellent choice for a family outing. WaveRunner Jet Skis are available to rent from Holden Beach Watersports at the Holden Beach Marina, 3238 Pompano St. SW, Holden Beach.

When you’re making your plans for a Holden Beach visit be sure to print this list out. Bring it with you and you’ll have leads on fun-filled events that just might make this your best vacation ever!

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 2nd through April 11th, 2021. 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 several different locations throughout Oak Island. It will take place on April 3, 2021 beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 1:00 pm. This year will be a little different compared to previous years as you need to go to the Recreation center on April 1st to grab your packet. They will be practicing social distancing during this event so be sure to read everything that comes in the packet for your family. The Easter Egg hunt is free of charge and is one that your family won’t want to miss this year on your Spring Break vacation.

NC Azalea Festival

If you are looking for a fun day that you can spend time with your family in the area, head on over to the NC Azalea Festival in Wilmington. Located about 45 minutes north of Holden Beach is where you can enjoy this fun free festival. The NC Azalea Festival will be from April 7th – 11th, 2021 and is one you don’t want to miss. Think of the fair like food and amazing vendors that will be lined up for you to browse. Take home a few things from several local vendors to remind you of this fun spring break trip!

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!