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Are you looking for the perfect escape before the crowds start coming in? One of the best places to go during the season change is in Holden Beach, NC! Whether you're looking for golfing, shopping, museums, or a nice drink, we'll explore all the top activities on the North Carolina coast! For even more ideas, be sure to browse all of the things to do in the area! Let's beat the crowds at Holden Beach with these spring, golf, and other off-season activities.

Golfing in Paradise  

For golf enthusiasts, Holden Beach is a paradise waiting to be discovered. The off-season provides ideal weather conditions for hitting the links without the crowds. Golfers can tee off at the award-winning and nationally-recognized Big Cats golf courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation, offering stunning views and challenging layouts catering to players of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to improve your swing, the tranquil surroundings and top-notch facilities make Holden Beach a golfer's dream destination. Check out our golf discounts page for more information!

Retail Therapy and Local Treasures  

When it comes to shopping, Holden Beach doesn't disappoint. Explore the quaint streets lined with charming boutiques, specialty stores, and art galleries, offering a unique selection of gifts, souvenirs, and coastal-inspired décor. From handmade jewelry to locally crafted pottery, you'll find plenty of treasures to take home as mementos of your visit. Don't miss out on the Holden Beach Market, where you can stock up on fresh produce, homemade treats, and unique finds from local artisans.  

Cultural Immersion and Museums  

Delve into the rich history and culture of Holden Beach by visiting its fascinating museums and cultural sites. Learn about the area's maritime heritage at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, where interactive exhibits and displays showcase the region's diverse ecosystems and marine life. History buffs will appreciate a trip to the Old Brunswick County Jail Museum, housed in a historic building dating back to the 1900s, offering a glimpse into the area's past through artifacts and memorabilia.  

Savoring Local Flavors  

A visit to Holden Beach would only be complete with indulging in its vibrant culinary scene. From fresh seafood shacks to upscale eateries, the off-season offers ample opportunities to savor the region's flavors without the wait. Sample traditional Southern cuisine at family-owned diners or treat yourself to gourmet fare at waterfront restaurants overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Wash it all down with a pint of locally brewed beer or a glass of wine from one of the area's esteemed breweries and wineries, where you can enjoy tastings and tours in a relaxed setting.  

Outdoor Adventures and Natural Beauty  

Embrace the great outdoors and explore Holden Beach's pristine landscapes and natural wonders. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque coastline, breathe in the salty sea air, and admire breathtaking sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. For more adventurous pursuits, embark on kayaking or paddleboarding excursions through scenic waterways teeming with wildlife. Nature lovers will delight in birdwatching opportunities at nearby nature preserves and wildlife refuges, where you can spot indigenous species in their natural habitats.  

Book your stay with us at Coastal Vacation Resorts!  

Imagine waking up in your Holden Beach vacation rental and enjoying your morning coffee as the waves crash on the shore. Spacious common areas, top-quality finishes, and more await you in your rental home. Whether you're looking for an oceanfront retreat or a pet-friendly escape so your furry friends can come with you, we have everything you're looking for. Find your home now!