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06/29/22
Attractions

Civil War History in Holden Beach

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If you come to Holden Beach and head east on Ocean Boulevard, you’ll soon pass Rangers Street, Elizabeth Street and Bendigo Street on the right. While they may seem like any other streets, their names are tied to the unique story of the island of Holden Beach and the Civil War. Elizabeth, Bendigo, and USS Iron Age In September 1863, the Confederate blockade runner Elizabeth, a 216 foot, 623 ton sidewheel...

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06/21/22
Property Walkthrough

Property Walkthrough: Pineapple Plantation West

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Travelers looking to beat the stress of life and embrace the best of beach living instead will find everything they’re looking for and more in Holden Beach, North Carolina. This beautiful and inviting vacation destination is one to fall in love with year-round, especially for those who book their getaway stay in Pineapple Plantation West! This spacious and welcoming 4-bed, 2-bath duplex can easily welcome up to 8-guests at a...

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06/20/22
Beach Safety

Water Safety

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a dip in the ocean on a warm summer day. Studies have found that both sea air and ocean water can have positive effects on our moods and our health. The natural minerals found in our oceans are great for our skin. But with all of these benefits of a day at the beach, there are some dangers as well. It’s important to...

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06/10/22
Holden Beach General

Paid Parking in Holden Beach

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If you are staying at one of PROACTIVE Vacation’s rentals you’ll have plenty of parking at your rental, however, if you choose to drive elsewhere on the island, the Town of Holden Beach has implemented paid parking as of May 1, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm daily. When is Paid Parking In Effect? Paid parking in Holden Beach is in effect from 9 am to 5 pm daily....

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06/7/22
Beach Safety

Hurricane Safety for Hurricane Season in Holden Beach

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While we hope your vacation is filled with sunshine and blue skies, unfortunately, hurricanes are a fact of life at the coast. Whether you’re a resident, homeowner or a guest, below are a few hurricane safety tips to help you prepare if a storm makes it’s way to Holden Beach. When is Hurricane Season? Hurricane season in Holden Beach is officially from June 1st to November 30th.  Storms during hurricane...

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06/2/22
Vacation Planning

Avoid Vacation Rental Scams

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As summer kicks into high gear and inventory with local rental companies is becoming booked, it may be tempting to look elsewhere for your Holden Beach vacation rental. Picture this: you find the nearly perfect vacation rental that is available the week you want to vacation. You exchange a few emails with the owner and agree to the terms of the rental. You give them your credit card information or...

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05/23/22
Holden Beach General

A Second Helping

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You’ve enjoyed a week of sand, surf and sun at Holden Beach and are ready to head back home. What to do with all of the left over food? Why not donate it to A Second Helping? A Second Helping A Second Helping is a volunteer organization that collects food and other items from vacationers as they leave Holden Beach. Food items are then distributed to the needy in our...

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05/20/22
Holidays in Holden Beach

Stay in Holden Beach this Memorial Day

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Holden Beach, North Carolina has a way with scenery and fun that’s hard to top. Those traveling here over Memorial Day will find there’s even more to enjoy! The following are just a few reasons why it’s worth setting your travel sights on Holden Beach this year. Embrace the Best of Beach Time While Holden Beach, North Carolina is an inviting vacation destination for travelers to enjoy year-round, those who...

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05/12/22
Activities

Plan a Girls Trip to Holden Beach

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Pack your bags, leave the guys, kids, and worries at home and head to Holden Beach with the girls! There’s nothing quite like a little time with your girlfriends to help you unwind, reset and relax. Girls trips are all about reconnecting with yourself and your friends, taking some time out to laugh and just have fun. Rather you spend a long weekend with the girls or you have time...

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