Acclaimed Holden Beach is a Nationally Known “Top 10 Family Beach”

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Here at Holden Beach you won’t find flashing neon signs or high-rise buildings– due to building height restrictions of only 35 feet. Holden Beach is focused on being a small ” family beach”. In the 2005 Yahoo! “Spring Vacation Guide”, Holden Beach was ranked #4 for the Top Ten places to buy a second home. Again in the Spring of 2012, Holden Beach was recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of the 38 Best American Beaches. Holden Beach was rated 9th out of all US beaches in the Family Beach category . Points were awarded for various categories such as sand softness, water temperature and clarity, and number of sunny days per year. Holden Beach, NC is one of America’s Top Ten Family Beaches! Other awards and recognitions have also been given to Holden Beach as one of America’s few “Healthy Beach” award winners.

OB West Indies would love to host your stay, where you can experience the all the beauty and gifts Holden Beach has to offer!

 

Surf’s UP!

So what would you do if you were laying out on the beach and all the sudden saw something about 10 feet long, black and right in the break of the wave?  Freak?  I might.  But, my odd sense of curiosity would get the better of me and once I knew my family and I were safe, I’d investigate.  In fact, I am quite certain my 10 year old daughter would be in lock step with me.

Okay – so what’s the deal?  How about a big ol’ gator rolling ashore!  WOW!!!  We weren’t down there to see it, but I wish would have been.  Here’s the skinny from the Brunswick Beacon!

“Shane Holden took this photo of crews rescuing an alligator from the ocean surf in Holden Beach today. He writes: “About once every few years we get an alligator that gets flushed out of the Lockwood Folly river just to our east. When it rains a lot an alligator gets washed out the river into the ocean. This morning, we had a big one! He was about 11ft and weighed over 200lbs. It played in the surf for over 2 hours while we wiated for the Wildlife guy to show up and remove it.”

 

 

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