Holden Beach, NC
Coming over the 65-foot high bridge to Holden Beach takes visitors to one of the most serene beaches in the South Brunswick Islands. With 9 miles of oceanfront, Holden Beach is one of the largest of the Brunswick County islands and is home to just under 1,000 year-round residents.
During the summer, the population increases to more than 10,000. Boating, surf fishing, and hiking are very popular activities and the fishing pier is enjoyed by many. The island is a sea turtle habitat as well.
There are limited commercial establishments on the island, but the road leading to Holden Beach is lined with many stores and shops, including a grocery store. The Town of Shallotte is just 10 minutes away, and Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are both a little over 30 minutes away.