The longer days and warmer temperatures serve as a reminder that summer, and the holidays that accompany this most wonderful time of the year, isn’t that far off. As a matter of fact, by now you may be already starting to think about where you want to spend the first of those summer holidays, especially Memorial Day! You may be imagining sandy beaches and sunsets over the sea, long days spent frolicking and relaxing, and nights that bring comfort, rest, and deep sleep in soft beds. And because if you know, you know, those daydreams may be pointing in the direction of one of North Carolina’s most idyllic barrier islands, Holden Beach. Our golden beaches have been making dreams come true for decades and discerning travelers have discovered that their most comfortable dreams come true when they choose PROACTIVE Vacations for shelter during their Memorial Day getaway! This guide to spending Memorial Day on Holden Beach may start pointing your dreams in the same direction!

Feel the Peace

Beaches have always brought peace and tranquility to our souls and our beaches offer the perfect example, but it’s more than sand and sea that has that effect, it’s the island itself. Feel your shoulders loosen, your troubles dissipate, and all your cares melt away within seconds of arriving on the island. The quiet serenity of Holden Beach, as opposed to other islands that may offer a more frenetic atmosphere, burrows its way into your soul. As you begin to relax and settle in for the start of a fun-filled Memorial Day escape, it will be easy to forget that this special adventure will not be one that lasts forever.

This Way to the Beach

After you unpack your luggage and stock the pantries and refrigerators in our fully equipped kitchens, it will be time to begin your vacation in earnest and what beach vacation would be complete without at least one day spent at the beach? Having chosen one of our PROACTIVE Vacations oceanfront sanctuaries, you won’t have far to walk and as you cross the wooden boardwalk that leads to golden sands dragging your gear behind you, the day stretches out in front of you, filled with promise. Stake your claim on the segment of beach closest to your home marking your territory with a colorful umbrella and beach chairs that match, perhaps offering a cheerful red, white, and blue color scheme in honor of the holiday! At this point, we suggest you slather on the sunscreen before going any further, but we promise, this is the last activity you will have to do. The rest of this day will be filled with adventures that are tailored to your personality, even if those adventures involve nothing more than a magazine, a beverage, and earbuds filling your ears with the music you love, proving once again there is no wrong way to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday!

Shop the Sales

This holiday is famous for its sales and when you spend some time dipping in and out of the shops of Holden Beach, you are sure to find the perfect gift at a really good price! Our favorite part of our vacations is the souvenir shops in the towns we are visiting and if you are of like mind, we can promise you are going to have the time of your life! Drop by Beach Mart, 3368 Holden Beach Road SW, and shop till you drop; they also offer beach gear should you need to supplement your collection of toys, umbrellas, or swimsuits. Some of the best gifts for all those folks back home who are collecting your mail, feeding your dogs, and watering your plants, can be found at the Coastal Gem Beach House, featuring beach stuff, souvenirs, and a host of other gifts you won’t want to pass by! And although there are plenty more shops to explore, there is nothing more American than enjoying an ice cream cone on a beautiful almost summer day! Step inside Beaches N Cream, 3316 Holden Beach Road SW, and give your sweet tooth a sweet treat that is handmade and created in small batches right there in the shop. Every day offers a new flavor to taste to discover, so multiple visits might be in store!

Memorial Day with PROACTIVE Vacations

As you shop, beach, and explore all that Holden Beach has to offer, some of your favorite memories will be created at home with us! Keeping your beer chilled to the right temperature in our high-end appliances, watching Memorial Day themed movies on smart televisions offering pictures so clear you may find yourself saluting the Colonel when he walks into the scene on the screen, and planning a family barbecue to commemorate this very special holiday in the backyard of your very special PROACTIVE Vacations beach house! Reserve your favorite escape today!


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