Elevate your escape to Wrightsville Beach with a stay at one of the island’s top accommodation options according to Trip Advisor and Airbnb reviews, as well as local vacation rental companies. Whether you’re traveling alone, with your partner, family or friends, you’ll find the perfect place to check all your boxes. Looking for a plush room in a resort with a luxury feel? What about an entire rental house right on the beach? Wrightsville Beach has you covered with this list of top picks.
Rooms and Suites with a View
Enjoy all the comforts and amenities of a full-service resort. Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the sound, Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers everything you could want in a coastal getaway. Relax in the oceanfront garden and lawn or by the pool. Savor award-winning fare from EAST Oceanfront Dining in the outdoor seating area overlooking the garden or in the indoor dining room. Plus, guests can sail, surf, kayak, paddleboard, take a cruise and more with the on-site Blockade Runner Surf to Sound Adventures.
Ocean- and sound-front rooms await you at the Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, along with hospitable service and sought-after amenities. There is fun for the whole family with an outdoor pool, indoor pools, hot tubs, a large playground, sand volleyball court and a fitness center with an ocean view. Kids will never get bored thanks to the KidsClub, offering themed programming like Learn to Surf, Mixed Martial Arts and Meet a Marine Bootcamp. Plus, the hotel is getting a major refresh in 2022 to offer a fresh look and feel. The lobby, restaurants, bars and event spaces will be upgraded, and renovations will bring a new look to the guest rooms, pools and outdoor areas.
Featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean, Masons Inlet, Figure Eight Island and a wildlife sanctuary, Shell Island Resort is a spectacular escape. The full-service luxury resort offers all suites with private oceanfront balconies, as well as amenities such as a heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, hot tub and tiki bar, private beach access and an on-site restaurant and bar.
For those who want a simple set-up with practical amenities, Summer Sands Suites offers suites with kitchenettes. Each suite has a bedroom area, living area with an additional bed, studio kitchen with a full refrigerator, dining area and private balcony. Situated right in the middle of the island, both the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway are just a short walk away, and there is a pool on-site.
Make Yourself at Home
Make yourself at home in one of the many vacation rentals offered on the island. With your own kitchen, outdoor decks, plenty of space and many unexpected amenities, these rentals are perfect for large groups, extended stays and those who are in search of the comforts of home.
Sea Scape Properties’ popular Blue Moon Cottage is a three-bedroom home perched right on the sand with its own private gated beach access. Wake up to a view of the ocean from your bedroom and sip your morning coffee or tea from the newly renovated kitchen’s ocean-facing windows. Beach days are made easy with bikes, a cooler, beach cart, towels and accessories all provided, and clean-up is convenient with the outdoor shower.
Located on the beautiful salt marsh and 300 feet from the beach with views of both the ocean and the marsh, Sea Tranquility is a kayaking and paddleboarding haven. The spacious, open floor plan is perfect for entertaining and large groups, opening up outside to private decks. Enjoy access to your own private dock on the marsh, plus everything you need for the beach at your fingertips.
Find more rental options with Intracoastal Rentals, like Giggigan’s Island. The house is newly updated with a uniquely decorated modern interior. Four of the five bedrooms are master suites with king beds and their own full bathrooms, and the fifth bedroom has two sets of bunk beds, perfect for kids. There are two living areas, one with a large play area for kids and one that opens up onto the deck overlooking the water. The house sits right on the beach for spectacular views and easy ocean access.
The Sandpiper Cottage, another oceanfront property, is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom house perfect for accommodating large families or groups of up to 16 people. This house boasts ocean views from the living room and many of the bedrooms, as well as a covered deck that leads out to the beach.
If you prefer to find your home away from home on Airbnb, there are plenty of highly-rated rental homes offered by Superhosts. The Vintage Beach Bungalow Oceanview Surf Shack is a renovated 1940s beach bungalow offering the conveniences of a luxury condo but with the true coastal quirks that make this a unique vacation home for two. Located steps from the beach and Johnnie Mercers Pier, this vintage home is filled with colorful and unique beach décor, and it includes amenities like Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, beach essentials, a private patio and more. Not to mention, it boasts a 4.95-star rating.
Also rated 4.95 stars with a Superhost, The Sunsetter is popular for its private 800-square-foot rooftop deck that allows guests to enjoy sprawling evening views of Bank’s Channel and downtown Wrightsville Beach. The bright and airy condo has a modern interior and can accommodate up to four guests. The beach is just a block away, as are many restaurants, coffee shops, bars and boutiques.
From luxury resorts and suites to houses with space for the whole family, these places to stay have everything you need for an amazing getaway to North Carolina’s coast. Check out more Wrightsville Beach lodging options on our website.