Holden Beach may just be the perfect place to put down roots! Our real estate features quaint cottages on a wide sandy beach with a strong emphasis on family fun make Holden Beach a hidden gem on the Carolina coast. The pace of life on this small barrier island is slow and relaxing. It’s a safe, wonderful place to raise kids or to retire. Receiving awards for its unique characteristics, its cleanliness, and overall appeal has proven its popularity. Did you know that Holden Beach was voted the 8th Best Family Beach in America by National Geographic Traveler Magazine®? It was also listed in this USA Today® article as a great beach for families to visit by Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) who is the leading authority on beach quality and ratings. The clean coastal habitat at Holden Beach has an abundance of coastal wildlife and species of birds such as Egret’s, Laughing Gull’s, Pelican’s, Osprey’s, and many more.
One of the most important habitats this island has is the shoreline for the Atlantic sea turtles, who return year after year to lay eggs. Sea turtle populations include the Green, Loggerhead, and rare Kemp Ridley turtles. The nesting season begins in May and ends in September.
Holden Beach has limited home sizes along with generous setbacks and a thirty-five (35) foot height restriction that wards off commercialization. This height restriction is to preserve the beautiful and peaceful skyline. Holden Beach is serious about maintaining a safe and beautiful family beach atmosphere.
Holden Beach is the largest of the South Brunswick Islands at 8 miles long and is considered home to approximately 1,000 year-round residents. Holden Beach has been considered “The Family Beach” for many generations. The island is known for what it doesn’t have! There are no large commercial establishments on the island such as hotels or high-rises. This island is committed to keeping the glamour and neon lights away for families to enjoy this islands quiet lifestyle. But if you would like to venture away for some entertainment for a few hours, Myrtle Beach, SC is just a 30 minute drive to the south. If you are looking for museums and small shops, Wilmington, NC is about 40 minute drive to the north.
Airports are located at both Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC giving Holden Beach easy access to air travel. Four lane highways allow easy driving to the island of relaxation.
Whether you are looking for a round of golf at the more than 100 nearby courses, a small quiet coffee shop, or fresh seafood straight off the boat you can always find something that peaks your interest. Holden Beach is blessed with such a calm and marvelous shoreline that finding a whole sand dollar by the waters edge is a daily happening. Come see Holden Beach for yourself, let us show you some of our Holden Beach real estate listings, and see why families call Holden Beach “The Family Beach!”