Holly Ridge, known as the gateway to the Topsail Island beaches, has packed in a lot of appeal for families of all ages. Holly Ridge is located in southern Onslow County and is nestled between the beaches and larger cities like Jacksonville. This city has a thriving outdoor life and military history that will provide weekend exploring for everyone. There is shopping and dining including the popular Camp Davis Restaurant. Holly Ridge was home to Camp Davis, which served as an antiaircraft training center during World War II.