Maps & Directions

Wrightsville Beach is easily accessible by car, bus, plane or boat. You'll find it's easy to get to and easily navigable once you're here.

Wrightsville Beach is located 9 miles from Wilmington, which is centrally located on the East Coast, midway between New York and Florida. The major east/west interstate artery I-40 leads to Wilmington, which is also served by U.S. highways 17,74,/76, 117 and 421.

Follow I-40 East to US-117 S/N College Road. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and continue onto Eastwood Road. Continue straight onto US-76 East/Wrightsville Avenue to Wrightsville Beach.

The area features convenient access via the state's numerous interstate highways to the following metro centers:
Asheville, NC  318
Atlanta, GA  413
Charleston, SC  167
Greensboro, NC  184
North Myrtle Beach, SC  60
Norfolk, VA  250
New York, NY  599
Raleigh, NC  123
Washington, DC  360
Winston Salem, NC  210
Interstate I-95  73

Parking & Handicap Information
The Town of Wrightsville Beach has approximately 1,500 metered spaces available for public parking. Meters are monitored from 9am to 6pm every day from March 1st to October 31st. Wrightsville Beach also uses pay stations at some public parking locations. There are 26 pay stations located on the island. Wrightsville Beach also offers pay-by-phone parking for your convenience. If you possess a valid handicapped tag or license plate, you are not required to pay for parking even if you are not in a handicapped space as long as the handicapped tag or license plate is visible. For information on free beach accessibility equipment/services, call the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation office at 910-256-7925. For Lanier Parking information call 910-256-5453.
Learn more about locations of parking spaces and payment option in Wrightsville Beach. 
Click here for Beach Access information.

Assisted Vacations
If you are an Elder, or if you are a family caregiver, it can be difficult to take a vacation. AV.E Health provides skilled, caring staff to support Elders and their family caregivers on vacation. For those who value the quality of life that vacation provides. Serving the Wilmington area.


Pet FAQs

Your pet must always be on a leash while in the Town of Wrightsville Beach. You are required to clean up after your pet, and have the means to do so, at all times, and dispose of pet waste in available trash cans. No pets are allowed on the beach strand from April 1 through September 30. Never leave your animal in a vehicle!  

There are several stations containing complimentary dog waste bags just in case you forget to bring your own means of disposal and several dog-friendly water fountains located around the Town of Wrightsville Beach. For further information, please contact the Wrightsville Beach Planning and Parks Department at 256-7937 ext. 410.

Airport Information
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) provides Wilmington and our island beaches and southeastern NC with major commercial and general aviation services. (910) 341-4333,

Carriers Include:
American Airlines

Non-Stop Destinations:
New York (LGA)
Atlanta (ATL)
Charlotte (CLT)
Philadelphia (PHL)
Washington DC (DCA)


Amtrak Information
Amtrak's Thruway Service takes you from Wilson, NC to Wilmington with dedicated bus routes that extend the reach of the Carolinian and Palmetto trains. For more information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit the Thruway Connection at


Rental Cars
    Avis / Budget (910) 763-1993
    Enterprise (910) 397-9110
    Hertz Rent-A-Car (910) 762-1010
    National / Alamo (910) 762-8000
    Thrifty / Dollar (910) 343-1411


Cape Fear Limo  (910) 679-4339
   Lett's Limo Service (910) 343-4161
   Prestige Limo Service  (910) 799-4484

AAA Coastal Taxi (910-632-4717)
   A&K Taxi (910-431-4943)
   Angel's Taxi (910-796-8956)
   Beach Buggy (910)-792-0232)
   Goins Taxi (910-409-0727)
   Home James Taxi (910-200-1654)
   Letts YellowTaxi-Limo (910-343-3335)
   Price Is Right Taxi (910-208-9075)
   Safe Ride Taxi (910-228-3288)
   Transporter (910-632-7401)