Island Blue Waters with a Splash of Green

Wrightsville Beach is North Carolina’s most accessible beach and known for its crystal blue waters, spacious beach and lush greenery. With an array of water sports and a vibrant social scene, there’s never a shortage of something happening year-round in this beautiful beach town.  Kayak or paddle board, tame the area’s world-class surf, reel in a prize-worthy fish, or just enjoy the spectacular views during an evening harbor cruise.  Kid-friendly adventures abound and hotel resorts offer programs for kids of all ages.

This summer, enjoy an island vacation without the passport.  Take an eco tour or paddleboarding lesson, jog around the island’s 2.45-mile scenic loop, or learn how to surf.  Hotel resorts offer kids’ camps and programs including scavenger hunts, sand castle building contests and more.  Hunt for buried treasure aboard a pirate-themed cruise, or visit the Coastal Education Center offering kid-friendly programs.  The island heats up with signature summer concerts, surfing competitions and fishing tournaments.  Check out these summer highlights and book your vacation now to get in on North Carolina’s best beach action!

It’s easy to find something to do at Wrightsville Beach year-round –enjoy the white sandy beach, bike The Loop fitness trail, explore wildlife on nearby Masonboro Island, or fish on Johnnie Mercer's Pier. Peruse great shopping spots at beach boutiques, surf shops and nearby open-air villages. A small history museum and waterbird sanctuary, and narrated harbor cruises, to unique events like one of the top Iron distance triathlons in the world to the annual holiday flotilla, all enhance this coastal experience.

You’ll find plenty of nightlife to keep you busy long after the sun goes down at Wrightsville Beach. From beach taverns and grills to restaurant lounges serving fresh catch to table seafood, there are plenty of spots to relax. Known for its breathtaking views overlooking the ocean, the newly-renovated Crystal Pier at the Oceanic features live music, seaside dining and fishing access.

This quaint and walkable island offers a village-like feel and a variety of places to make your home away from home including three full-service hotels and resorts with daily kids’ activities and camps to independently owned motels, vacation rentals and cottages. 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.

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