The Town of Holden Beach, North Carolina is on the rise! Lately is has recieved some national rankings that are pretty impressive. It is listed in the AAA Beach Vacation Travel Journal as one of the top 30 beaches in the whole country. It also just recently made the list of 38 Best American Beaches in the National Geographic Smart Traveler magazine and is listed as one of the top 9 family beaches in America. Last but not least, Holden Beach has recieved National Healthy Beach status which means that it has passed the environmental and service based criteria of the National Healthy Beaches Campaign.
Holden Beach is also home to 2 of North Carolina's best annual festivals: Days at the Docks and the North Carolina Festival by the Sea. Both festivals include amazing live music, crafts, arts and many different food and drink vendors. There are also plenty of restaurants, shops, beach bikes and kayak rentals, along with golfing and fishing! Holden Beach is a great place to live - but if you can only visit then definitely try to come for the last weekend in April (Days at the Docks) or the last weekend in October (Festival by the Sea).
For more information on great events around coastal Wilmington check out my website at http://www.hightiderealty.com