Welcome to the Holden Beach Area



Should you want to go out and about during your stay at The Lulu Rose, there is much to do in the Holden Beach area.

When you start feeling hungry, there are restaurants on the island, right across the bridge on the waterway, on the causeway, on the way into town (Shallotte), in Shallotte, on the way to Myrtle Beach (south), which includes Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach or on the way to Wilmington (north), which includes Southport and Oak Island. Lots to choose from … from casual to very casual!

There are two farmers markets in the area to purchase the freshest produce, jams and condiments. There is an abundance of fresh seafood available. You can purchase oysters and shrimp and flounder right off the boats. There is a Food Lion grocery at the end of the causeway.


Indochine Restaurant

If you want to venture out for other than beach activities, drive to historic Southport and take a ferry to Fort Fisher and visit the aquarium. Visit historic Wilmington, the USS North Carolina and The Ivy Cottage in Wilmington, the largest consignment store on the east coast. Have lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking the Cape Fear River. Or, have lunch or an early dinner at Indochine … you’ll think you’ve stepped into another world!

Or, go south to Myrtle Beach for miniature golf, to Barefoot Landing or Tangor Outlet Mall.

(Costco, both with gas, in Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.)


Hampton Plantation

Or, get up early and take a day to see Charleston. See Hampton Plantation on the way. Shop for Gullah sea grass baskets from the roadside artisans in Mt. Pleasant. Take a city tour. Have a great low country meal. Visit the Charleston Visitor Center on Meeting Street for lots of fun and interesting things to do and see.


Internationally known Mary’s Gone Wild

Or, stay closer to home. Mary’s Gone Wild folk art. Silver Coast Winery. Indigo Farms. Lockwood Folly Golf. All the little shops on the causeway. The Cinemas.

Or, stay really close to home and swim, fish, kayak, boogie board, windsurf, bike, jet ski, parasail, or wreck dive. (There are many good massage therapists near the island!)

Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have a great time, and at the end of the day, there is nothing like returning to the beach and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves.