Holden Beach Condos & Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Holden Beach

  • Kingfisher
     4br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $488
  • Holden Beach Your Way
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $80
  • ‘Eye Sea Blue’ Holden Beach Home - Steps to Shore!
     7br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $600
  • Sandy Cheeks
     4br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $590
  • A Peace Of The Sea Home
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $240
  • NEW-Studio w/Outdoor Shower 10 min to Sunset Beach
     -1br Studio
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $239
  • Gray Gull
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $474
  • Donovans Reef
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $125

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Holden Beach Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • 4BR w/ Pool, Hot Tub & Big Ocean View
     4br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $653
  • New Listing! Twisted Palm: Pool, Hot Tub, Beach
     4br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $645
  • Kings Landing-7BR/6BA Private 38x15 Private Pool
     7br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $582
  • ⭐️#1 Location+Pool: Book Now!⭐️@ The Sugar Aisle⭐️
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $376

Holden Beach Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Our Happy Place
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $298
  • A Wave From It All
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $316
  • Love At First Sight - B
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $331
  • A Peace Of The Sea
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $339

Holden Beach Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • All Is Whale
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $403
  • Oak Island Home w/Yard - 10 Min Walk to Beach
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $291
  • Karen K
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $353
  • Oak Island Home w/ Fenced Yard-Walk to Long Beach!
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $264

Holden Beach Travel Guide

If you're looking for a laid-back atmosphere combined with unspoiled beaches and charm, Holden Beach is the place for you. One of five barrier islands that form the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina, it's a beautiful place to enjoy sweeping golden sands and fun days on the water; not to mention, Holden Beach has been named one of the best family beaches in the country by National Geographic Traveller.

Things to Do in Holden Beach

Biking, surfing, boating, swimming, and sunbathing -- all of these are popular activities during the summer at Holden Beach. With its waterfront community, several beaches, plus a fishing pier, there's plenty to keep visitors busy.

Explore the Intracoastal Waterway by canoe, kayak or paddle board, and if you're lucky you might catch sight of a dolphin or two! At low tide, whole swarms of sea creatures are exposed in the small rock pools, making it a perfect place to observe marine wildlife.

After a long day, treat yourself to one of the many restaurants in town, afterwards browse the little shops and soak in the mellow, quiet vibe that fits perfectly with the scenic coastal paradise.

Best Time to Visit Holden Beach

Visit in summer for tranquil beaches and fewer crowds.

A Local's Guide to Holden Beach

Holden Beach is recognized as one of the premier family beaches in North Carolina.

Located in southern Brunswick County the town is an 8-mile-long barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean. To the north is the Intracoastal Waterway, while the west borders the Shallotte Inlet and the east is Lockwoods Folly.

Activities & Sports

Bring bikes, boats and boards to enjoy everything this tiny beachside resort has to offer or simply soak up some rays. The small-town charm of this family resort is what keeps tourists coming back year after year.

One of the best things to do in Holden Beach is take to the water. Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are available to paddle down the Intracoastal Waterway -- remember to look out for the bottlenose dolphins playing in the surf. Similarly, walk along the inlets at low tide to explore the tidal pools filled with fish and wildlife.

There are plenty of places to stop off along the Intracoastal Waterway with several restaurants and cafes to grab a bite to eat and watch boats cruise by. Once a year, tourists flock to Holden Beach to enjoy the North Carolina Festival by the Sea which is a celebration of arts, crafts and seafood.

Golfers can enjoy a game at Lockwood Folly Country Club -- the only member-owned golf course in Brunswick County. The hidden gem is surrounded by Lockwood Folly River and the Intracoastal Waterway and has beautifully kept fairways, ponds and lots of wildlife.

Nature & Wildlife

In the surrounding Brunswick Islands, there is lots to discover about the rich history of the area. The state’s oldest lighthouses, Old Baldy and Oak Island Lighthouse, offer tours and the opportunity to climb to the top. The ruins of Brunswick Town date back to colonial times and families can go to the Museum of Coastal Carolina which has tales of nautical adventures and the maritime history. Wildlife havens in the Brunswick Islands host plenty of marine life and rare birds. Turtle watch programs run throughout the year and there’s the opportunity to see loggerhead sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Choosing a vacation rental in Holden Beach gives vacationers the chance to relax near the beach and wildlife. There is a wide variety of beach vacation rentals which offer several bedrooms, easy access to the beach, and ocean views.

The best time to visit Holden Beach is during May when the temperatures are warm but rates are much lower than at peak season in the summer. The temperatures tend to be in the mid 70 degrees F in May, much cooler than the 90 degrees F that Holden Beach experiences in the hotter months. August and into October sees the rainiest times of year for Holden Beach.

Condos in Holden Beach

Located in North Carolina, Holden Beach has a wealth of things to do and see, making for the ultimate family vacation destination. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the huge range of water sports on offer, from biking, boarding and kayaking to beach games and dolphin watching, the area has it all.

Wait until low tide on the family beaches and explore the small pools which are filled with a range of marine life, or have lunch in one of the many beach cottage restaurants along the shore. If you get a Holden Beach rental at the right time, you can enjoy the North Carolina Festival by the Sea, a celebration of arts and crafts and delicious local seafood.

There's also the option of staying in an oceanfront home with beach access and great views of the sea every morning. Alternatively, Holden Beach condo rentals can come with hot tubs and private pools. Vacation rentals in Holden Beach are a great place for a family reunion, and with a wide variety of vacation homes at your fingertips, book in advance to avoid missing out on the best picks.

Price and Availability in Holden Beach

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Holden Beach tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Holden Beach tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Holden Beach is in June, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Holden Beach is in the high season in July. Holden Beach has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Holden Beach

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Holden Beach. The warmest months in Holden Beach are May and July, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 24 ˚F. The wettest month in Holden Beach is May with 5.43 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.02 inches of rain.

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