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. 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 narrated scenic cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway that offer a glimpse into the island's past.

And some of the finest seafood restaurants on the North Carolina coast with spectacular oceanfront or Intracoastal Waterway views can be found here, along with vibrant nightspots.