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Welcome to Holden Beach, North Carolina! Below are some commonly asked questions and answers about vacationing with Coastal Vacation Resorts at Holden Beach. We hope these are helpful but understand that we can't possibly cover every question you may have here on this FAQ page. If you don’t see an answer to your question please call or email us and we'll be happy to help. 

Where is Holden Beach located?

Midway between Wilmington, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC, a 40-minute drive from either city.

How big is Holden Beach?

It is a 3.4 square mile barrier island with over 8 miles of clean, sandy beaches with approximately 2,250 homes.

What is the weather like in Holden Beach?

The average high temperature during the summer months is 87°F and the low is 72°F and around 24 days per month are sunny. 

What are popular activities to do while vacationing at Holden Beach?

Sunbathing, swimming, shelling, boating, kayaking, surfing, walking, biking, turtle watching, and fishing are popular activities on the island.

Is there golf near Holden Beach, NC?

There are over 125 championship golf courses within an hour’s drive.

When is turtle hatching season in Holden Beach, NC?

Loggerhead turtles have a hatching season from May until August.

How many public beach accesses are there for my family to use?

There are 29 public beach accesses on Holden Beach with public restrooms located at 4. The town has 3 handicapped accessible beach accesses and 2 scenic parks. Private beach walkways come with many oceanfront rental homes.

Are golf carts allowed in the town of Holden Beach?

Yes, golf carts or low-speed vehicles certified as road-ready are very popular on the island roadways posted at 35 mph or less.

Are lifeguards on duty on the beach on Holden Beach?

There are no lifeguards on Holden Beach. Please pay attention to water conditions and warnings prior to swimming.

Is Holden Beach, NC dog friendly?

Pets wearing leashes are allowed on Holden Beach’s beach strand from May 20 to September 10 between the hours of 5 pm and 9 am daily. Check out our dog-friendly vacation rentals!

Does Holden Beach allow fireworks?

No, the use of fireworks is not allowed within the town limits of Holden Beach.

Are tents allowed on the Holden Beach beach strand?

Yes. The town of Holden Beach requires all visitors and residents to remove all beach equipment and furniture overnight.

Do I need a fishing license to fish the surf or Holden Beach pier?

A North Carolina Fishing License is required for everyone ages 16+ and can be acquired at the Rod & Reel Shop locally or online at

Where is the Coastal Vacation Resorts office located?

Coming on the island, turn right at the base of the bridge. Our office is immediately on the left on the oceanfront.

Can I find a Holden Beach oceanfront home with a pool easily for my stay?

You can select vacation rentals with pools that are oceanfront. Coastal Vacation Resorts has over 60 vacation homes with pools.

What should we bring to vacation in Holden Beach?

Your personal items. Vacationers have quick and easy access to groceries, fresh produce & seafood, a pharmacy, fishing gear, and all you will ever need in beach supplies within minutes of their rental home.

How do I book my Holden Beach, NC vacation?

View all of the available vacation homes and reserve your stay through our easy online booking process or call us at (800) 252-7000 today.

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