- The list below includes 85 free or cheap things to do in or near Holden Beach, North Carolina, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Fishing, Mini Golf and Piers & Boardwalks.
- From Holden Beach to Ollie Raja Fishing Charters, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Holden Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Little River, Kure Beach, Oak Island and Southport.
Sunset River Marketplace is an art gallery that spans 10,000 square feet. The gallery features the works of a wide variety of regional and local artists in an array of genres, and offers framing services.
Located in the historic village of Southport, the Adventure Company - Day Tours features bicycle and walking tours through the streets of Southport and along the Cape Fear River, and kayak tours and rental services for beginner through advanced kayakers.
A guided tour of historic Southport, the Old South Tour Company - Ghost Walk Tour focuses on the spookier aspects of local history and legend. The tours last about an hour, and are narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
Situated on nine acres, Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and features a fishing pier along with an open grassy field. The park provides benches facing the river, paved walkways and sheltered picnic tables.
The Evans Ricky Lighthouse Collection is an art gallery dedicated to displaying the works of local artist Ricky Evans. The gallery also features works from numerous other local artists that range from prints to photographs to jewelry.
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204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
Located at the juncture of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport preserves the legacy of the interaction between people, sea and river. The museum includes the only working periscope in the North Carolina Maritime Museum network.
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Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
This old jail built in 1904 to replace the city jail is now The Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. The museum includes the history of the jail, self guided tours of the original jail cells and other exhibits.
On the banks of the Cape Fear River, the Price's Creek Lighthouse sits on private property and is not open to the public. This lighthouse is one of only eight along the Cape Fear River that survived in the Civil War and remain standing today.
The Sail Shop offers kayak trips on Bald Head Island's tidal creeks, surfing instruction, sailing instruction around Bald Head Island, and fishing for red drum and flounder on Cape Creek. The company also offers kayak, and boat tours.
A former home of a British fort during the Revolutionary War, Bald Head Island, North Carolina is now the destination of the oldest standing lighthouse in the state and the Smith Museum. The museum features seafaring exhibits and maritime artifacts.