Town Newsletter: May 26, 2023

From the Mayor’s Desk

We all love America and for what it stands. This Memorial Weekend, let us all remember and appreciate those that serve and have served this country. Those that made the ultimate sacrifice should always be remembered and honored. 

The Holden Beach Chapel Sunday morning worship time has been changed. The service will be at 10:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. beginning this Sunday, May 28th. Dress is casual and all denominations are welcome. 

The first free concert of the 2023 summer season will be at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion under the Holden Beach bridge. 

The “Miss Katie”, a dredge, is working in the Lockwood Folly Inlet trying to clear a safe channel. The inlet is currently not safe for boaters due to the shallow water and breaking waves. If all goes well, we are hopeful the inlet will soon be useable. 

It does not look like the weather is going to be good this weekend. Rain and wind is in the forecast early but the weather will get better later in the weekend. This is due to a low pressure system coming up the coast.

The hurricane season is upon us again. It is not too early to be making plans and preparing. The season is expected to be normal in the number of named storms. 

The bike path project, including the resurfacing of Ocean Boulevard, is under contract with work starting after Labor Day.

The Town of Holden Beach is still working with architects and engineers with regards to the Holden Beach fishing pier. Options and plans are being discussed. Meanwhile public parking there is available and new temporary public restrooms are onsite. 

The Holden Beach fishing pier campground has been sold. The five oceanfront lots are expected to be used for homes. 

Remember, no dogs are allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. between May 20th and September 10th. Dogs must be on their leash and under control at all times. Please pick up and dispose of any animal waste.

During weather events especially, be mindful of rip currents!

Low speed licensed vehicles are required to adhere to all safety rules, just as all other licensed vehicles. Be careful and aware that officers will be on the lookout for good safety practices to help us all.

Please remember it is a no wake zone in the Holden Beach bridge area. The best way to remember it is from Lou Lou’s waterfront restaurant (east of the bridge) to three hundred yards west of the Holden Beach water tower (west of the bridge).

Welcome to the 2023 SUMMER at HOLDEN BEACH!!

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