Guest Information

Guest Information

Town’s Government Access Channel –
Time Warner Cable (TWC) is on Channel 8
.      b)
Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative (ATMC) is on Channel 2

Garbage and Trash Removal:
Garbage and trash must be placed at the end of the residential driveway no sooner than the night before the day of collection and returned the day after collection
Garbage pails –
.     a)
Go out on Monday and Friday nights
.     b)
Bring back under house Tuesday and Saturday after pickup
  • Curbside Recycling  –
.     a) E
very other Tuesday, if blue trash can is at property

Quiet Enjoyment:
All parties are expected to act with respect and regard toward all members of the community

Concerts by the Sea –
Free concerts every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. during the summer at The Pavilion
.     a) 
Bring your lawn chair with you

Turtle Talk –
Educational program every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. during the summer at Town Hall
 • Children’s Turtle Time
held every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
.     a) Crafts, stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6
.     b) All children must be accompanied by an adult

A Second Helping –
     • Program to collect  food Saturday mornings during the summer at the Chapel
     • Food is distributed to the needy in Brunswick County

Island Wide – Rules & Regulations

.     1) Note posted speed limit signs
§ Chapter 71 –Traffic Schedules / Schedule I – Speed Limits

.     2) Observe signs for exact parking prohibitions.
.       a) No Parking Anytime on Ocean Boulevard.
.       b) Do not block driveways or fire hydrants.
§ Chapter 72 –Parking Schedules / Schedule I – Parking Prohibited At All Times

.     3) Fireworks are not allowed on the island. They will be confiscated by the Police if found.
§ 130.15 / Sale or use of fireworks are prohibited

 Beach Strand – Rules & Regulations

1) There are no lifeguards on the beach strand. Rip tides are dangerous. When swimming, if     you get caught in a rip tide pulling you away from shore, swim parallel to the shoreline until you get out of the current — do not try to swim against the current back to shore.

2)  Keep off the dunes

All beach equipment must be removed from the beach by its owner or permitted user on a daily basis between the hours of 6pm and 7am.
§ 94.06 / Placing obstructions on the beach strand

4) Pets are not allowed on the beach strand from May 20th to September 10th
.    • During the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pm daily
§ 90.20 / Responsibilities of owners
Pets must be on a leash at all times on the island.
Owner’s need to clean up after their animals (It’s their doody!)

5) It is unlawful to dig into the sand on any part of the beach strand greater than 12 inches deep, without having a responsible person attending the area. Prior to leaving the area, any hole greater than 12 inches deep shall be filled to be level with the surrounding area, leaving the area in the same general condition in which it was found.
§ 94.05 / Digging of holes on beach strand

6) Alcoholic beverages are not allowed anywhere on the beach strand.
§ 130.03 / Sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages prohibited

7) Trash receptacles are placed along the beach for your convenience
  a) P
lease do not litter.
§ 130.30 / Littering prohibited

8) Only emergency and official Town Staff vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach.
§ 94.01 / Official vehicles allowed on beach strand
§ 94.02 / Privately owned vehicles prohibited on beach strand

9) If you want to fish a North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License is required, please be courteous to those swimming and relaxing nearby.

Calendar of Events – Island

  Island – 2018

Tentative Schedule

Family Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt
The Town will hold its fourth annual nighttime Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30th beginning at 7:00 pm. Teams of four will compete against each other. This event is designed for youth and adults and will be held at Bridgeview Park. Participants will need to bring their own flashlights to the event. Pre-registration is required and will only be taken by phone, call (910) 842-6488 to pre-register.

Easter Sunrise Church Service
Brunswick Islands Baptist Church and Holden Beach Chapel are sponsoring an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday April 1st at the Holden Beach Pier.

See Every Athlete Run for Conditional Health. The purpose of the program and of this event is to work on reducing childhood obesity by promoting healthy, active lifestyles into adulthood. The event is scheduled for the first Saturday in April this year it is on the 14th.

Plant Sale
Holden Beach Beautification Club annual plant sale is April 27th & 28th at the EOC building. All funds generated are earmarked for beautification projects on the island.

Days at the Docks Festival
This is either a one or two day event. The festival occurs in April or May of each year and is sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association. This year it is April 28th & 29th. It’s the Holden Beach way to kick-off the Spring and start the vacation season.

Summer Concerts on the Coast Series
Live performances featuring local musical groups are held at the pavilion on Sunday evenings from  Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The concerts are free of charge. Popcorn sold at the concerts is used to support the concerts and fund beautification projects in the area.

Seaside Tour (Gardens, Pools & Patios)
Holden Beach Beautification Club will present the Seaside Garden Tour on _____. Eight private homes on the island will highlight the event. (Not Scheduled)

Tide Dyed Program
This event is located at the Holden Beach Pavilion. Tie dye your own shirts, the cost is just $5 per shirt. It takes place at 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday during the summer.

Turtle Talk
Two programs both are held every Wednesday during the summer at Town Hall. Children’s Turtle Time is at 4:00 p.m. with crafts, stories and activities for children ages 3 – 6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Turtle Talk is an educational program at 7:00 p.m. for everyone else.

Summer Day Camp Program
Day Camp is on Thursday during the summer beginning June 15th and is open to children ages 6 – 12. Kids can join us this summer for a variety of fun activities. Participants must be pre-register by calling (910) 842-6488. Click here to view each week’s activity and cost. Click here for the registration form. Both the form and payment are needed for registration.

Run Holden Beach
The fifth annual “Run Holden Beach” event is scheduled on Saturday, September 15th.  Coastal Race Productions is planning a 1 mile “turtle trot”, 5k walk / run and a half marathon with all of these races starting and finishing under the bridge. This will all be followed by live music, games and an after party at the Holden Beach Pavilion.

NC Festival by the Sea
Hosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association this two day festival occurs on the last full weekend in October this year on the 27th & 28th. This two day event is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. There is a fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament, and a sandcastle building contest. Vendors provide food, arts and crafts, amusement rides and other activities. There is live musical entertainment both days at the Holden Beach’s Pavilion. 

Tree Lighting
The event is held at the Holden Beach Pavilion and usually falls on a Thursday evening at the beginning of December. The Town facilitates an annual tree lighting ceremony with activities for the family and a chili cook-off.

Parks & Recreation / Programs & Events
For more information » click here

Beach – Rules & Regulations


Public Beach Access
Welcome to Holden Beach
Beach Strand – Rules & Regulations

     1) No lifeguards on duty
         a) Rip tides are dangerous
.           • Swim parallel to shoreline to get out of current

     2) Keep off the dunes

     3) Responsibilities of pet owners
          a) Pets must be on a leash at all times
         b) Pets are not allowed on the beach strand
              • during the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pm

              • from May 20th through September 10th
         c) Clean up after your pets

     4) All beach equipment must be removed daily
             • between 6pm and 7am

     5) No alcoholic beverages allowed

      6) No glass containers allowed

      7) No Fireworks

      8) Please do not litter

      9) Digging holes – fill back in before leaving
.       a) Do not leave holes unattended

     10)  Fishing License is required

     11)  Observe signs for exact parking prohibitions
             • No Parking Anytime on Ocean Boulevard

Enjoy Your Stay / 910.842.6488



Emergency Plan

Hurricane Emergency Plan

A) Monitor Local Radio and Television Stations
.   1) Local government television channel: 8
.   2)
Weather television channel: 41
  3) Television channels: 3, 7, 10 and 12
.   4) Radio stations: 87.7FM or 102.7FM
  5) NOAA weather radio

 B) Document Checklist – important papers
.   1)
Vital & valuable papers – in waterproof container
The Essentials
.             ·
Letter of instructions
Proof of Ownership
.             ·
.             ·
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Tax returns
Bank accounts
.             ·
Credit card numbers
Safe deposit box
.             ·
Backup disk
.             ·
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Health Care
Medical history
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Durable health care power of attorney
.             ·
Living will
.             ·
Do not resuscitate order
Life Insurance
.            ·
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Household inventory documentation
Marriage License
.            ·
Birth Certificates
Social Security Cards

C) Evacuation Plan Checklist – prepare to leave
.   1)
Motels / Hotels
.          ·
Day’s Inn                         754.3300
Microtel Inn 755.6444
.          ·
Comfort Inn 754.3044
.       b)
Shelters / Public schools will be opened as shelters
West Brunswick High School 550 Whiteville Road (Primary)
Shallotte Middle School             225 Village Road
.          ·
Union Primary School 180 Union School Road
.   2)
.   3)
Address book / phone directory

D) Supply Kit Checklist – basic living necessities
.   1)
Weatherproof container
.   2)
Water (several day’s worth)
.   3)
Food (several day’s worth)
.     a)
.     b)
Cooler & ice
.   4)
Utensils, paper plates & cups, manual can opener
.   5)
Trash bags
.   6)
Paper towels & toilet paper
.   7)
Prescriptions & medicines
  8) Personal hygiene travel bag
.   9)
Bug repellant & sun screen
.   10)
Clothing (several day’s worth)
.   11)
Rain gear & hat
.   12)
Blankets, pillows and Air mattress
.   13)
.   14)
First-aid kit & book
.   15)
Flashlight, extra batteries
Waterproof lighter & matches
.   17)
NOAA weather radio
.   18)

E) Before Evacuation
.   1)
Secure outdoor objects
.   2)
Close and lock windows and doors
.   3)
Shut off water
.   4)
Turn off lights, ceiling fans, etc.
.   5)
Shut off electricity
.       ·
Turn icemaker off
.       ·
Dump ice bucket
.       ·
Remove all food

F) Grab & Go Checklist
.   1)
Personal identification
Driver’s license / photo ID
Car keys
.   4)
Cash & Credit cards
.   5)
.   6)
.   7)
Cell phone

G) Emergency Numbers
.   1)
NWS –                               
.   2)
HBTH – 842.6488    
.   3)
FEMA – 800.621.3362 
ARC – 800.733.2767