Wrightsville Beach, NC
Elevate your beach experience
From active lifestyles with plenty of watersports and outdoor healthy and wellness activities to friendly community gatherings, there's never a shortage of something happening year-round in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina's most accessible beach located just 8.5 miles from Wilmington.
Dubbed one of the top surfing towns in the world by National Geographic, ride the world-class waves in a surf lesson or SUP excursion. Race a sailboat on the Intracoastal Waterway, jog "The Loop" fitness trail or discover wildlife on nearby undeveloped Masonboro Island. Fish on Johnnie Mercers Pier, then explore farther out on a fishing charter or a scenic cruise.
This vibrant beach town and walkable island offer great shopping spots at beach boutiques, surf shops and nearby open-air villages. With resort amenities, spa outings and fresh-to-table dining options, every day is an exceptional day on the island. A historic square and waterbird sanctuary, marathon, internationally recognized surfing competitions and SUP events, annual holiday flotilla and a variety of seasonal activities all enhance this unforgettable coastal experience.
You'll find plenty of nightlife to keep you busy long after the sun goes down. From beach taverns and oceanfront grills serving fresh seafood to live music on the pier or marina, there are plenty of spots to relax.
Elevate your beach experience with a vacation to Wrightsville Beach. Choose from full-service resort hotels with daily kids' activities and camps, vacation beach homes or condo rentals just steps from the ocean. Enjoy the active island lifestyle and pristine surroundings with the people you appreciate most.
Discover the easy island life
Discover white sand and sparkling water along the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway just begging for watersports activities, swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, fishing and surfing.