We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Best beach ever

Amazing beach, white and sandy with fine grains. Stretching as far as you can see. Accomodation is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victor V
via mobile
Excellent relaxing beach

Wonderful area for relaxing, small island with quiet family beach. Several restaurants but no high... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike W
Charlotte, North Carolina
Read all 281 reviews
All photos (206)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“family beach”(34 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(17 reviews)
“beach house”(10 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
+1 800-842-6949
Reviews (281)
Filter reviews
281 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfamily beachbeautiful beachbeach housefamily atmospherefamily vacationacross the bridgeintercoastal waterwaypublic parkingfavorite beachquiet familywonderful familylow keyeast coasttidal poolssea shellsevery summerlow tide
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 281 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing beach, white and sandy with fine grains. Stretching as far as you can see. Accomodation is excellent and can rent places right by the sea. The township has a few bars and restaurants, even a small local store. When I was there it was...More

Thank Victor V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful area for relaxing, small island with quiet family beach. Several restaurants but no high rises and no attractions. Just a nice relaxing beach!

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great beach if you want to avoid the crowds and just unwind. Even during a busy Labor Day weekend the beach felt uncrowded but this is mainly because there isn’t a lot of parking so most people live there or rent a house...More

3  Thank chapelridgegolfer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Holden Beach .On island it is quiet and no beach is great. I forget the name dang it but rent your canopy it’s right before the bridge they come set up every morning take down every night ,and chairs if u need. That...More

Thank Pennylten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It all looked good if you rent or own a house at the beach but, did not seem very good for just a day visit.

Thank Chuck52147
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Holden Beach has to be considered one of the preeminent family beaches. It faces North South and thus eludes many of the east West Storms. It has a very long beach front particularly at low tide and there is not much current. Families flock here...More

2  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We have been coming to Holden Beach for the last several years and can say without a doubt that this is the best beach to come to. Love the "small town" attitude and visiting Beach Mart as well as Fantasy Isle putt putt. Life slows...More

Thank jk85rabbit
Reviewed August 6, 2018

i absolutely love holden beach. Family and pet friendly atmosphere. relaxing.It is so worth the drive.

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Been going since the early '50's. Still retains nice family beach character. The beach has expanded in recent years. Tragically, the top 1% has bought and closed off areas where we used to walk on nature trails and play on the dunes.

Thank Bill J
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

So, if all you want is the ocean and your family, this is your beach. Very few food options. The beach is wide with lots of shells. No lifeguards that we saw in late July. We are trying every NC beach we can. We prefer...More

Thank JodieBC
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
BlueWater Point Motel
69 reviews
6.97 km away
Ocean Crest Motel
254 reviews
11.44 km away
The Winds Resort Beach Club
751 reviews
13.17 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Shallotte
520 reviews
14.00 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16 restaurants in Holden Beach
Provision Company
492 reviews
.37 km away
218 reviews
1.27 km away
Sunset Slush of Holden Beach - Classic Italian Ice & Ice Cream
60 reviews
.29 km away
Castaways Raw Bar and Grill
241 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 attractions in Holden Beach
12 reviews
1.48 km away
Beach Mart
17 reviews
1.13 km away
Treasure Island Miniature Golf
6 reviews
.80 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Carrie H
September 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
I don't live at Holden but haven't you gotten the e-mails from Alan Holden. There is a lot of rain damage, no one can go in, but you will get an e-mail from him when you can go in. The power is back on and soon pumping... More
Bella R
June 26, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sandra D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer, Holden Beach is not usually crowded anytime of the year. It's not built up like other beaches are.
Laura C
August 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from markfarner58 | Reviewed this property |
Holden is pretty similar to Ocean Isle Beach. I never wear sand shoes, but my wife always does. If you think you need them at OIB you should plan on needing them at Holden, too.