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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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!