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ENJOY THE EASY ISLAND LIFE
As North Carolina’s most accessible beach from Interstate I-40, it’s easy to get to Wrightsville Beach and easier to stay. Surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean, it is the perfect place to practice all watersports at North Carolina’s most accessible beach.
Find island entertainment from surf to sound this summer and explore the island’s winding creeks and waterways by standup paddleboard or enter your kids in surf camp. Named as one of the world’s best surf towns, you can surf on the ocean side and cruise over to the Intracoastal Waterway side of the island for boating, sailing or kayaking. Kick off the summer season this Memorial Day with watersports lessons to nightlife and live music along the waterfront to special birding and scenic water tours. Join naturalists on a free guided tour of the island’s fascinating bird sanctuary and get close-up looks at nesting birds as well as some fresh beach air or book an eco-excursion to nearby Masonboro Island
Check out competitions like the O’Neil/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest or the 40th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament, a four-day competition of fishing and fun for anglers. With plenty of places to rent top-of-the-line equipment and instructors to teach lessons, the active outdoor lifestyle is accessible to seasoned athletes and beginners alike.
Cross Wrightsville Beach's iconic drawbridge and leave your cares on the mainland. A small history museum, narrated harbor cruises, a waterbird sanctuary, and unique events enhance the coastal experience. Enjoy evenings dining with waterfront views and on fresh seafood at local restaurants, watching the sunset over the marsh and listening to live music in the park.
Wrightsville Beach offers things to do for everyone in the family - spend your days enjoying the white sandy beach, biking The Loop, enjoying wildlife, fishing on Johnnie Mercer's Pier or boating on the Intracoastal Waterway. Shop for boogie boards and surf gear to the latest in island fashions.
This quaint and walkable island offers a village-like feel and a variety of lodging places to make your home away from home including three full-service hotels, independently owned motels, vacation rentals and cottages from turn-of-the-century to modern marvels. Step out onto your balcony and breathe in the fresh ocean air in a place so magical the sun both rises and sets over the water. After just a few minutes here, you’ll discover life is a little easier at Wrightsville Beach.