Pets are prohibited on the beach strand during summer months from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pets must be on a physical leash at all times when off owner’s private property
Beach equipment (chairs, tents, umbrellas, toys etc.) cannot be left between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Storage of these items in the dunes area is also prohibited
Digging holes in the sand deeper than 12 inches is prohibited
Walking on or otherwise being on any part of a frontal sand dune is strictly prohibited
Driving on the beach with any motorized vehicle is restricted to emergency and government vehicles
Personal watercraft are restricted from being closer than 500 feet of the beach strand
While cycling is allowed on the roadway, it is well documented that it is dangerous when no dedicated lane is available. For this reason, cyclists are strongly encouraged to share the sidewalk with pedestrians whenever possible.
Cyclists are required to adhere to all laws that apply to motor vehicles, including stop signs.
Cyclist are not allowed to unduly impede the regular flow of traffic. For this reason, cyclists should always travel in a single file line and not two or more abreast.
Open burning is prohibited within the municipal limits of the Town of Holden Beach
Grills must be at least 10 feet from any part of any structure and cannot be on a deck
Fireworks (ALL except sparklers) are strictly prohibited anywhere on the island
Golf Carts/Low Speed Vehicles
Golf carts are not allowed on any roadway in North Carolina. The vehicles you see on the roads are actually Low Speed Vehicles (LSV).
These are required to be registered with the state as a LSV.
They must be inspected annually and have an auto insurance policy.
You must have a driver’s license to operate a LSV.
Car seats and booster seats are required for all children.
LSVs must be driven in the regular traffic travel lane, not on the sidewalk.
Operators of LSVs are encouraged to pull over when traffic is backed up behind them.
Must follow all parking rules that apply to motor vehicles.
Solicitation is prohibited on the island
Unlicensed vehicles, trailers, etc. are prohibited
Loud noise is restricted on the island with decibel requirements that are more restrictive at night
Parking: Parking is restricted in many areas and in many different ways. Restrictions include:
Any part of the right-of-way of Ocean Boulevard East and West
Any part of any travel lane/roadway
Handicap spaces require tag or placard
On sidewalks, at intersections, in fire lanes
At any emergency beach access (even loading/unloading is prohibited)
Blocking of driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants, crosswalks, accessways