Set off for adventure in Wrightsville Beach and take part in the island's active lifestyle with lively exploration along local pathways and through local waterways.Wrightsville Beach's iconic crystal blue waters and world-class waves are the perfect foundation to build your ideal adventure.

Land-Based Pursuits

Immerse yourself in the scenery and soundtrack of the Atlantic Ocean with BeUnlimited’s seasonal beach yoga classes on the Crystal Pier. Align your mind, body and soul with nature during a flow guided by the movement of the waves. These daily classes are open to all ages, abilities and levels of experiences and is typically offered April through October.


Take the scenic route with a stroll along the marsh and water views along The Loop. Shaded by live oak trees, the 2.5-mile paved fitness trail circles the heart of the island. Bike alongside the path with a rental from The Shed, conveniently situated along The Loop. Take part in the Wrightsville Beach History Museum’s Loop through History walking tour and read the 25 signs placed along the path to learn about how this seaside town came to be. Adventure on two wheels along the River to the Sea Bikeway. This 11-mile path starts at Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier in Wrightsville Beach and winds all the way to Historic Downtown Wilmington.

Ride the Waves

Known as the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach’s year-round waves, crystal blue waters and abundance of surf shops and certified instructors are some of the reasons why the island has become a premier watersports destination. From surf schools and camps at Indo Jax Surf School and WB Surf Camp to private lessons from Sean's Private Surf Instruction and Sweetwater Surf School, every level of surfer can find the perfect wave and take on the water with confidence.

Whether you’re on a solo adventure, taking a trip with friends or enjoying family time, the area offers a variety of watersports for everyone to enjoy. Participate in one of the island’s most popular activities, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), with a guided experience from Epic Excursions to explore the natural salt marshes and surrounding secluded islands. For a unique experience, Wrightsville SUP offers a nighttime adventures to explore local wildlife in a new light with LED lights leading the way. Traverse through inland creeks and waterways on your own adventure with a paddleboard rental from local outfitters like Cape Fear Paddleboarding.

Come face-to-face with local and migratory wildlife by kayaking through the sound, Intracoastal Waterway or ocean. Experienced local instructors with Wrightsville Kayak Company have everything you need to explore the salt marshes, nature habitats and pristine waterways worry-free. Search for fossils and more on the Shark Tooth Island kayak tour. Or paddle at your own pace with single or tandem kayak rentals from Soundside Adventures.

Navigate the Waterways

Set sail with the Blockade Runner Sailing Center to learn proper sailboat rigging and basic maneuvers at one of only five ASA-certified sailing schools in the state. If you’d rather leave it up to the professionals, sit back and relax while a seasoned captain commands the ship on a sunset cruise with  Wrightsville Performance Sailing.

Dive deep beneath the waters to explore shipwrecks, reefs and aquatic life. Get a glimpse into the past while hunting for giant Megalodon shark teeth in one of the only destinations in the world considered to be a prehistoric fossil hotspot. WB Diving and Aquatic Safaris SCUBA Center will guide the way to the best sites for your experience level.

Countless water-based tours and cruises await in Wrightsville Beach. Choose from picturesque sunset cruises, history-themed harbor tours, educational conservation outings and pirate-inspired treasure hunts from Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours & Water Taxi. Hop on the outfitter’s Masonboro Island Shuttle to venture to southern North Carolina’s longest undisturbed barrier island, only accessible by kayak or boat. Sit back and relax with La Dee Dah Sunset Cruises and experience golden hour aboard a refurbished lobster boat.

Immerse yourself in new adventures in Wrightsville Beach, from active wellness on land to exhilarating experiences at sea. Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes for every traveler to build their perfect expedition in Wrightsville Beach.