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With 8 miles of clean, sandy beaches and year-round moderate temperatures, Holden Beach attracts many visitors who want to experience a uniquely quiet family-oriented atmosphere. National Geographic Traveler magazine rated Holden Beach one of the best family beaches in the country. The island is the perfect spot for biking, jogging, shelling, beachcombing, sailing or simply enjoying the latest best seller.

Holden Beach is a south facing island on the Southern coast of North Carolina, where the sun rises on your left and sets on your right. The island's unique position means that there is sun on the beach no matter what time of day, statistically speaking.