Dolphin Shores

“Discover Your Coastal Retreat” is the motto for the Dolphin Shores gated condominium community in the small town of Holden Beach.

Located in the fast-growing southeastern section of North Carolina, Holden Beach is part of the Brunswick Island chain, and has been touted as one of the top “family Beaches” in the U.S.

The town has its own business community that supports its residents and tourist population, but “big city” life is close at hand, with Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, both, about 40 minutes away.

Dolphin Shores is on the Intracoastal Waterway, on the mainland side of the town. Community developer, Jim Lea, who grew up on the Carolina coast, chose to build in this location because of its beauty.

“The first time I drove over the bridge to Holden Beach, there was no doubt in my mind that it was one of the premier beaches in North Carolina,” said Lea.

Lea has planned approximately 160 condo units for Dolphin Shores. So each resident can experience the natural marsh beauty of the setting, the condos will be arranged in 10 smaller buildings, instead of one high-rise.

Residences will range from 1,728 to 1,736 heated square feet. Pre-construction pricing for the three-bedroom, three-bath condos started just under $400,000.

Homes will feature top-of-the-line details such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors. Units will have nine and ten-foot ceilings, large covered porches with views, and will be wired for internet.

Aside from being located in an area known for its beaches and world-class golf, Dolphin Shores plans to provide residents with a community pier on the Intracoastal Waterway, a pool complex, a fitness center and dog park.