Town of Holden Beach

 North Carolina

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Coronavirus Information: The State of Emergency for the Town of Holden Beach has been amended following meetings of the Board of Commissioners held on March 23rd at 10:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. Click here to view the prohibitions and restrictions to be implemented within the Town of Holden Beach. Click here to view new restrictions pertaining to short-term rentals as of March 27th. Governor Cooper issued a Stay at Home Order effective March 30th at 5:00 p.m. Click here to view the order. On March 31st, the Town's State of Emergency was amended to coincide with Governor Cooper's Stay at Home Order. Click here to view the amendment. On April 1st, the Town's State of Emergency was amended concerning tenancy. Click here to view the amendment.

Brunswick County has developed a dedicated webpage for community assistance. Click here to view their website. Remember to seek the most verified information from sources likes the CDC, NC DHHS and the county regarding the coronavirus. If you have questions, you can contact the Brunswick County Public Health Call Line at (910) 253-2339 Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can also email them at The NC Public Health Call Line can be reached at 866-462-3821 (open 24/7).

Message from Chief Dixon: The Holden Beach Police Department’s phone lines have previously been forwarded to the Brunswick County 9-1-1 dispatch center while officers were on patrol and out of the office. This was in effort to allow the community better access to and communications with the Police Department. Unfortunately, the 9-1-1 center is now being inundated with administrative, non-emergency phone calls in reference to parking and closure questions. This hinders their ability to serve the community during emergency situations, creating a danger to the life and safety of everyone herein. In response to this situation, as directed by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and its 9-1-1 center, the Police Department administrative phone lines will no longer be accepted by the 9-1-1 center.

If you have an emergency situation, please dial 9-1-1 immediately for assistance. Dispatchers are standing-by at the ready to gather needed information and send law enforcement, the fire department and emergency medical personnel to your location. If you simply have questions about parking or closures, please refer to the Governor’s Executive “Stay at Home” Order, or the Town of Holden Beach’s State of Emergency. These orders, along with the guidelines from the CDC, will provide clear answers to your questions about social distancing, parking restrictions and any municipal closures. If you are not performing essential services, we kindly ask that you comply with these orders to avoid conflict. Failure to adhere to these orders place the health and welfare of yourself, your neighbors, our community and our public service members at great and unnecessary risk. For these reasons, violations of any of these orders are prosecutable in criminal court as a Class 2 misdemeanor, which carries a maximum punishment of up to 60 days confinement and up to $1,000 in fines.

As we all adjust to the pandemic known as COVID-19, the Holden Beach Police Department is continuing to serve our community with the utmost regard to each citizen’s needs and safety. While we are sympathetic to the inconvenience you are experiencing, we deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue to work together during these difficult times.

Inlet Hazard Area Comment: The N.C. Coastal Resource Commission is considering proposed rulemaking intended to update Inland Hazard Area boundaries and associated development rules. The proposed rules and related documents are available on the DEQ website. The Town has submitted a letter in opposition of the proposed update. Click here to see the letter. Applied Technology & Management, the Town's consulting coastal engineer also provided comments. Click here to view the letter.

Summer Concert Series: The summer concert series schedule is now available. Join us on Sundays, beginning May 24th, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the HB Pavilion for live entertainment. Concerts are FREE! Come out and enjoy a fun night for the whole family. Click here to view the schedule.

Water Quality & Water Treatment Upgrades Letter: Click here to view a letter from Brunswick County about water quality and water treatment upgrades in Brunswick County.

Battle at the Beach Pickleball Tournament: May 1st - 3rd, Rain Date May 4th, Bridgeview Park Multipurpose Court, Men's, Women's & Mixed Doubles - Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. T-shirts, water and snacks provided. Click here for more information. Register online at

Visitor Map: Click here to view a printable version of the Town's new Visitor Map.  Click here to check out the Google Map version of the map.  The map features public accessways, parking, handicap parking, restrooms/port-a-johns, showers, handicap accesses and parks.

Mobile App: Don't miss out on our Town mobile app. This social media tool is a mobile friendly version of our website. Push notifications can be sent to assist in communications during an emergency situation. Check out the new "Around Me" feature on our app that includes information on accesses, parking and other amenities.  This is a FREE app. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play and search "Holden Beach" to download the app.

Brunswick Transit System: In need of a ride? Call Brunswick Transit System at (910) 253-7800. Reservations must be made in advance. Click here for more information.

Curbside Trash Collection: All carts must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection days. Make sure to have your carts by the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day to avoid your trash not being collected.

Kayak Launch: The Town has two kayak launches for the public's enjoyment at Bridgeview Park.  The launches are part of our Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant project.

Transient Dock: Our transient dock at Bridgeview Park is open. Click here to view the registration form.

Artificial Reef Guide: Sunken vessels, aircraft, train boxcars and old bridges are all underwater treasures located along North Carolina’s coast, strategically situated to promote fishing opportunities. Now, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Guide will show you where to find them. Click here to view the online version of the guide.

EV Station: Check out the EV Station on Jordan Boulevard.

Volunteers: The Town is always looking for people to volunteer on our various boards and committees. If you are interested, submit a resume form to

Recreational Activities: Make sure to check out our Parks & Recreation page for information on activities.

Mobile App: Don't miss out on our Town mobile app. This social media tool is a mobile friendly version of our website. Push notifications can be sent to assist in communications during an emergency situation. This is a FREE app. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play and search "Holden Beach" to download the app.

Town Flags: The Town has Town flags in stock. You can purchase one for $40.

Vegetation and Sand Fence: The Town encourages owners to vegetate their properties and install sand fencing. This is a great way to protect your property and accumulate sand on your dune. Please contact the CAMA Officer at (910) 842-6080 if you would like further information.