Holden Beach is One of America's Best Beaches


Holden Beach

One of America’s Best Beaches

On the cover of the Coastal Living summer 2020 issue, one of the headlines reads "Feel Like You’re On Vacation Every Day". At Coastal Vacation Resorts this is exactly how we feel waking up 365 days a year here in coastal Carolina but not only do we live it - we are truly blessed to share this adage with our property owners and clients. Now - just in case it wasn’t enough to love working, playing, and relaxing on an island WE all knew was special, Coastal Living Magazine has just announced to the world that Holden Beach is THE best beach in North Carolina!

Holden Beach is nestled by water on all sides with eight miles of beach strand making it an impressively sized shoreline in the South Brunswick Islands. Peaceful relaxation awaits you at Holden Beach. While other beach towns have seen an explosion of development and traffic in recent years, Holden Beach has managed to hold on to its timeless charm, without high rises, storefronts, or stoplights on the island. Life here is slow-paced. Past and present residents of the island have made a passionate effort through the years to preserve the memories and experiences so fondly associated with the old-fashioned family vacation. Visitors can enjoy the unparalleled beauty of our beach, subtropical climate year-round, and the freshest seafood anywhere!

Author Tracey Minkin in Coastal Living writes about Holden Beach, "This best-kept secret on North Carolina’s southernmost stretch of coast is a laid-back escape that families love, and multimillion-dollar, post-hurricane beach replenishment projects have only amplified its sandy gifts. Here, thankfully, the pleasures still remain simple, from biking and kayaking by day to ghost crabbing by night."

The magazine article titled, "The Best Beaches In America", lists 30 amazing places to visit and declares, "It’s the ultimate summer list: the best beach in every state (with a coastline), from sea to shining sea."

Coastal Vacation Resorts at Holden Beach has been managing vacation rentals and customizing vacation needs for families for decades. Our experienced professional staff offers service that is second to none and has tremendous knowledge not only of our treasured Holden Beach but of each of the homes we market and manage.

We are excited to have Holden Beach represent the great state of North Carolina on this list and we know you are too. If you are reading this then you already knew what the article is conveying. In fact, this isn’t even close to the first time little Holden Beach has received accolades like when Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University and publisher for over two decades of the annual list of America's top 10 beaches ranked Holden Beach as “America’s #1 Best Family Beach”.


On behalf of everyone living, working, or visiting Holden Beach, please join us in thanking Coastal Living for this distinguished honor. Our best-kept secret may be receiving this notoriety, but the charm and character of Holden Beach remain pristine and ready to welcome you to your next vacation stay.

About Coastal Living Magazine: “If you have a passion for life on the water, Coastal Living is your ultimate must-have resource. You'll find it all here: decorating ideas that bring a breath of the shore inside your home; local color from your favorite waterfront communities; dream destinations; tempting seafood and other recipes; the best in coastal news, products, and events; and much more.”