When spring is around the corner, there’s no better place to find yourself than Holden Beach! Make this North Carolina vacation destination your next stop and feel free to use this spring guide to Holden Beach to get the fun started as soon as you arrive.
Spend Quality Time on the Beach
With temperatures on the rise and the views waiting to be enjoyed, spring is a wonderful time of year to head to the beach and begin to embrace the shoreline fun. While Holden Beach has a reputation as a family-friendly beach destination, the sandy stops here are just as inviting when you’re heading this way solo, as a couple, or alongside a group of friends. In fact, visitors to Holden Beach in the spring will enjoy access to no less than 23 public access points providing a sure path to the sand! There are plenty of ways to spend a spring day at the beach. Whether you settle into a beach chair with a good box, build sandcastles with the kids or take time to get into the water, Holden Beach offers up the best of it all. Those with a passion for bird watching will find the spring shorelines are teeming with opportunities to observe shorebirds of all types as well!
Make the Most of Biking Fun
When spring travelers to Holden Beach are ready to get out and explore, taking to two wheels is a great way to do exactly that. Biking is a popular activity here year-round, but a spring ride comes with the benefit of observing new blooms and plenty of warmer weather activity along the way. Taking to Ocean Boulevard by bike during your spring adventure is a comprehensive route to relishing the heart of Holden Beach complete with shoreline views too. However, there are plenty of side street routes that run along the Intracoastal Waterway for a new perspective on the terrain as well. Those who rent a fat tire bike will enjoy access to riding along the sand if they choose to. If you’re the type of two-wheel adventurer who appreciates a guided route, those exist across Holden Beach as well. Referred to fondly as the “Olden” Holden Bike Tour, this three-option route features 23 scenic and historical stops with path options at various lengths. There’s a 3.5-mile loop, a 5-mile loop, and a 10-mile loop for cyclists to choose from. Each route focuses on a different section of Holden Beach with plenty of unique stops along the way. Choose one or try them all depending on the challenge you’re up for this spring!
Get Out on the Golf Course
Many travelers can’t imagine a trip anywhere in the spring without a tee time included. Fortunately, those heading to Holden Beach will be well within reach of scenic and fun golf courses to enjoy during their stay! A fan favorite course to check out is the Lockwood Folly Golf Course which is located a mere 4 miles from Holden Beach in nearby Supply. This course offers golfers access to stunning scenery as well as challenging terrain that’s as skillful as it is fun. Tree-lined fairways, ponds, and massive oaks all define the terrain here making it easy for golfers to want to return time and again. If you happen to be in town with the entire family and you’re looking for golf fun this spring with a little whimsy included, Fantasy Isle Ice Cream and Mini Golf is a great place to find yourself. Located at 3354 Holden Beach Road SW, this family-friendly stop pairs a vibrant mini golf course with access to on-site ice cream options that are palate-pleasing with every order.
If lighthouse discoveries are part of your preferred travel style, you’ll have a few to encounter when you head to Holden Beach in the spring. Of the seven lighthouses that line the shores of North Carolina, two call Brunswick County home. The Oak Island Lighthouse is the easiest to reach from Holden Beach if you drive to Caswell beach from Southport. The second lighthouse in the area, known as the Old Baldy Lighthouse, can also be viewed from the Southport Waterfront. To get a closer look at this one, you’ll have to hop on a passenger ferry to Bald Head Island. Both make for amazing photo opportunities and a great way to learn more about nautical architecture too.
Check Out The Point
Those who are up for a park day during their spring stay will want to be sure to add a stop at The Point to their to-do list. Located at the west end of Beach Drive in Oak Island, The Point is a great place to make the most of beach fun, enjoy open green spaces and savor wildlife view areas too. There’s a fishing dock for those who prefer to cast a line and plenty of room for little ones to run here too. It’s a scenic stop you’ll be glad you took the time to enjoy this spring.
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