Town of Holden Beach

 North Carolina

The Family Beach




The Town has assembled a Canal Dredging Maintenance dredging Working Group in order to monitor and determine the methods to maintain safe, reliable and efficient navigation in established canals within the following neighborhoods: Holden Beach Harbor, Heritage Harbor and Harbor Acres.

Canal Dredging Project Updates:

2/22/19: The contractor is expected to start dredging in Harbor Acres next week.

2/8/19: Spring is in the air and people have boating fever. Please remember we are currently conducting a dredge project. Heritage Harbor work should be completed by the end of February based on the current schedule. The contractor will then move into Harbor Acres. Harbor Acres canal property owners should prepare to remove their boats from canals and from any lifts over the canals. Also, owners should swing their docks out of the way if possible. 

1/29/19: The dredging in Holden Beach Harbor is complete. The contractor is now dredging in Heritage Harbor. This set of canals includes Scotch Bonnet, Lions Paw, Starfish and Sand Dollar.

1/4/19: Dredging - Heritage Harbor: Due to the size of the dredge, the contractor has asked that boats on lifts in Heritage Harbor be removed before dredging begins. This will allow for a better dredge in this set of canals as the dredge follows the designed template. The contractor anticipates beginning work in Heritage Harbor in February. Please accommodate the request at your earliest convenience.

 Canal Subdivisions

Holden Beach Harbor

High Point Street

Lumberton Street

Fayetteville Street

Raleigh Street

Sandford Street

Salisbury Street

Burlington Street

Durham Street

Charlotte Street

Greensboro Street

Heritage Harbor

Scotch Bonnet Drive

Lions Paw Drive

Starfish Drive

Sand Dollar Drive

Harbor Acres

Swordfish Drive

Dolphin Drive

Tuna Drive

Marlin Drive

Tarpon Drive

Sailfish Drive


2016 Dredging Master Plan

Dredging Master Plan



If you have any questions on a particular canal system, please contact the following people:

Holden Beach Harbor

Bobby Brown


Heritage Harbor

Robby Bryant


Harbor Acres

Bill Gettys