The Town of Holden Beach is situated halfway between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The town is situated on an Atlantic coastal barrier island, facing south onto the Long Bay region of Brunswick County. Nearly 900 full-time residents call Holden Beach home; however, the island's population swells to over 10,000 in mid-summer. With over 8 miles of clean, sandy beaches and a year around moderate temperature, the island attracts many people hoping to relocate to this unique, quiet, family-oriented location. We have Holden Beach real estate to meet any size family's needs as close or as far from the oceanfront as you want.
While there are limited commercial establishments on the island, everything one could need is located within a short driving distance. The causeway leading to the island contains numerous specialty stores and shops, and the Town of Shallotte just 10 minutes away has several chain grocery and department stores that provide all the necessities.
There are over 125 superb golf courses within a one-hour drive from all of our Holden Beach real estate. Courses range from very challenging to beginner-friendly for golfers who don't always hit the ball where they want it to go.
There is no other North Carolina barrier island quite like Holden Beach -- low commercial impact, beautiful Holden Beach real estate (some with dockage for fishing and pleasure boating) and a wholesome family-oriented atmosphere.