About Wrightsville Beach
Active Adventures in a Picturesque Setting
Wrightsville Beach is an island that retains its village-like feel and wonderful sense of removal from everyday cares. A clean, breathtaking stretch of white sand and sparkling water along the beach and Intracoastal Waterway just begs for watersports activities, swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, diving, fishing, and surfing. A small history museum, narrated harbor cruises, a waterbird sanctuary, and special 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. Bargain hunters gravitate to the beachside stores and 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.