Ready for your next vacation? Reward yourself and experience this popular trend: solo travel. When traveling alone, you can create a unique itinerary that meets your getaway preferences and expectations. Whether you enjoy exploring the culinary scene or adventuring out on the water, Wrightsville Beach caters to solo travelers.

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Customize your solo getaway itinerary to Wrightsville Beach with these unbeatable experiences:

Coastal Eats and Drinks

Wrightsville Beach brings a coastal twist to its collection of unique food and beverage spots. From a pint of craft beer to fresh oysters by the water, Wrightsville Beach will bring an irresistible culinary twist to your solo getaway.

For a coastal-inspired coffeehouse experience, grab a latte and an almond croissant from The Workshop and browse unique, handmade fossil jewelry, personally collected by the shop owners on their scuba adventures.


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Relax with a cold local craft beer at Poe's Tavern, known for its open-air bar where solo travelers can sip on a pint, eat burgers and hear the inside scoop on the best paddleboarding or surfing spots.

Shop around Robert’s Grocery, the perfect place to prepare for a lunchtime picnic on the beach. Make sure to try its most popular pick: Robert’s Famous Chicken Salad. Another lunchtime must-try is Trolly Stop, where you can select from a variety of delicious hot dogs and toppings or even make your own customized creation.

For a fresh-to-table, coastal dinner, head to Shark Bar & Kitchen and indulge in locally-sourced seafood and meats. Each day, this beach bar and kitchen’s menu and dishes incorporate fresh oysters and catches that will have your taste buds hungry for more!

Explore the Waters

Did someone say outdoor adventure? Wrightsville Beach is known for its active lifestyle, watersports and welcoming culture. Runners and surfers alike frequent the island for weekend trips and more, so solo travelers interested in outdoor adventure will always meet a new friend.

Cape Fear Paddleboarding and Wrightsville SUP offer group SUP lessons where solo travelers can learn the way of the waves with others who have similar interests. Sail away with lessons from the Blockade Runner Sailing School or Wrightsville Performance Sailing to experience the beautiful waterways surrounding the island and become “mates” with fellow classmates.


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Female solo travelers can participate in WB Surf Camp’s Yoga Surf/SUP Retreat, a packaged vacation including oceanfront accommodations, transport to and from Wilmington International Airport (ILM), meals, all equipment and more. It’s the perfect way for female travelers to feel comfortable alone while also creating lasting friendships with like-minded women.

Relax and Unwind

Wrightsville Beach will have you wondering how you found a slice of your favorite tropical island closer to home in North Carolina, complete with crystal blue water and miles of pristine sand. 

Take a day to explore the unique shopping areas at the island’s open-air, pedestrian-friendly shopping villages, local surf shops and chic beach boutiques. Following a morning of being out and about, refresh and recharge with a Swedish or deep tissue massage at Alice Lawson Salon + Spa.

Traveling with man’s best friend and looking for a place to stay? Summer Sands Suites has dog-friendly rooms with easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. 


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All of the Above

The best part of solo travel? You don’t have to stick to just one plan. Pick and choose which Wrightsville Beach attractions and activities fit your solo vacation mojo!