It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and experience spring renewal in Wrightsville Beach. Discover the island’s natural environments on a standup paddleboard (SUP) or kayak tour, dive for prehistoric fossils or relax with an oceanside yoga class. Whether you’re looking for a family escape or are setting out on a solo trip, let our area outfitters equip you for a variety of active adventures and wellness activities.
Read on for our guide to planning your next active spring getaway in Wrightsville Beach:
Explore Nature by Water
Wrightsville Beach is known for its active island lifestyle, and there are plenty of ways to explore its coastal waterways on standup paddleboard (SUP) or kayak tours and expeditions led by experienced local guides. Set out on a SUP lesson or excursion with Cape Fear Paddleboarding to paddle from the iconic Mott’s Channel Marina to Figure Eight Island. Offering options for all skill levels, professional guides make the SUP experience safe and exciting for the entire family.
Let Epic Excursions take the lead as you travel by SUP on a customized adventure to Masonboro Island, Mason’s Inlet or Lea Island. Discover the island’s calm waterways and natural habitats filled with a variety of wildlife. Or, hop aboard a private cruise for a unique island dining excursion, where you’ll enjoy a catered dinner complemented by panoramic nature views.
If you’re more experienced on the water, explore at your own pace with a kayak rental from Blockade Runner Surf to Sound Adventures. Rent gear for just a few hours or the whole day and spend time wandering through scenic greenery, salt marshes and more, or embark on a guided tour or cruise on the Carolina Runner catamaran.
Hang Ten or Dive Deep
What’s a trip to the coast without hitting the waves? Offering world-class surfing, crystal blue waters and opportunities to dive for prehistoric fossils, Wrightsville Beach is the perfect place to experience a surf camp, lesson or diving charter.
Perfect for kids ages six and up and adults, take a surfing lesson or participate in a day camp with WB Surf Camp. The outfitter also offers overnight camps for families if you’re looking for a way to spend time together while also learning to hang ten.
Keep the little ones engaged with a private lesson or half-day surf camp for kids ages four and up at Indo Jax Surf School. Suitable for beginners and various levels of experience, the trained instructors will get you up and riding a wave in no time.
Hunt for giant Megalodon shark teeth on a diving charter with WB Diving in one of the only destinations in the world considered to be a prehistoric fossil hot spot. Or, choose from a variety of lessons and dives to wrecks and ledges with Aquatic Safaris. Ideal for older children and adults, kids and teens ages 10 and up can certify as junior divers and adventure with shallower dive options.
Bring the whole family or set out solo on a cycling excursion through the island’s various nature trails, diverse landscapes, multi-use paths and more. Biking is a great way to see the sights while getting in some low-impact activity along the way! Choose from a variety of rental options like kids’ bikes and tandem bikes from Aussie Island Surf Shop, or check out the selection of fat tire and beach cruiser bikes from Wrightsville SUP.
Set out on the beach with your fat tire bike rental or cycle on the road that runs alongside the Wrightsville Beach Loop. For a longer ride, travel along the River to Sea Bikeway from Historic Downtown Wilmington to Johnnie Mercers Pier.
Getting active on your getaway doesn’t have to be fast-paced. Find full-body wellness by practicing an energizing and restorative yoga flow on the shore or at an area garden. Beginning in May, enjoy a yoga class on the Crystal Pier with Be Unlimited Yoga. Soak in the morning ocean mist as you flow through the Vinyasa-style practice. Unwind in the peaceful oceanfront garden at Blockade Runner Beach Resort with a Yoga on the Lawn class. Or, take your own mat and practice on the beach or in a quiet oasis at Harbor Way Gardens.
No matter how you choose to get active, you’ll find plenty of adventures and activities to choose from in Wrightsville Beach this spring.