Visit Wrightsville Beach, NC

Our favorite thing about Wrightsville Beach, NC is its beauty as a true resort town. The beaches are fantastic, and there are a multitude of wonderful places to stay. With Interstate 40 ending right in Wrightsville, it's very easy to get onto the island or skip over for a day trip.

Because it's small in comparison to other beach resort towns, Wrightsville has a charm all its own. The beach itself is a 5 mile long expanse of white sand and clear blue surf, and the vacation activities here are endless.

What to do when you're "On the Island?"

Go swimming and surfing in the warm Gulf Stream waters, or travel by kayak through the quiet bays, rivers and salt marshes that wind around for miles. Get rentals for bikes and roller blades, take lessons for sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Enjoy a fun riverboat cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Wrightsville Beach offers several excellent golf courses as well as charters for Gulf Stream fishing. Easy to find are the several upscale marinas for charters boats, fully stocked with supplies and clean shower areas. There's also a free boat ramp on Harbor Island, right between the mainland and the beach.

Wrightsville Beach, NC Vacation Rentals

As you enter the town, you'll understand why Wrightsville is known for its tasteful beach homes. Lots of the old roomy beach cottages have been delightfully renovated, some dating back to the early 1900's. It's a matter of town pride, and one of the magical appeals of the island.

Wrightsville Beach NC

Vacation rentals feature some of the best vacation properties in NC. You can find luxury condo rentals, bedroom cottages, and sprawling beach houses complete with boat slips and pools.

Wrightsville Beach Hotels

The perfect vacation starts when you walk into your hotel and you know it's just right. Wrightsville Beach resorts and hotels, such as the Blockade Runner, the Holiday Inn Resort and the Shell Island Resort, feature good deals both during peak season and off season.

The nightlife in Wrightsville Beach caters to crowds both young and old. A great mix of vacationers and old-time residents enjoy the atmosphere of fine seafood restaurants and ocean side taverns. Visit the Verandah Cafe for excellent fresh seafood caught locally. For a real beachcomber's atmosphere, go right behind Johnnie Mercer's pier to Buddy's Crab & Oyster Bar.

Wrightsville Map

Truly, Wrightsville Beach can be habit forming! It's a quick 5 miles to Wilmington, perfect for a rainy day venture, huge shopping, and still retain the feel of the beach.

Just to the north is Topsail Island and to the south is Carolina Beach.