Wrightsville Beach is an island that retains its village-like feel and wonderful sense of removal from everyday life. A clean, breathtaking stretch of white sand along the beach with its crystal blue water and the Intracoastal Waterway just begs for watersports activities, swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, fishing, and surfing. A small history museum, narrated harbor cruises, a waterbird sanctuary, and signature events enhance the coastal experience. As North Carolina's most accessible beach from Interstate I-40, getting here is easy.
The athletic at heart can take on The Loop, a fitness trail that circles the inner island. Shoppers gravitate to the beachside stores and a nearby distinctive, welcoming shopping village. Boaters launch from full-service marinas and history buffs soak up the local museum and narrated scenic cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway that offer a glimpse into the island's past.