Wrightsville Beach boasts almost 20 restaurants, with menu offerings ranging from steak and seafood to ice cream, hot dogs and more. Many restaurants offer diners a chance to enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway.
Professional anglers and casual fishermen can find everything they need to cast out at Wrightsville Beach. In addition to several world-class fishing tournaments and prime surf fishing spots, Wrightsville Beach offers scenic tours and more than ten fishing charters that make fishing fun for the whole family. Johnnie Mercer’s Pier is an iconic island fishing spot where you can bring your own equipment or rent a rod and reel for the day.
Experience the active island life this fall and check out several Wrightsville Beach outdoor outfitters, hobby shops and rental locations that offer a variety of paddling, kayak, fishing, and paddleboard accessories. Outdoor enthusiasts can walk, jog or bike on The Loop, a fitness trail that circles the inner island.
Music and Nightlife
Live music is easy to find around town. Catch some tunes at local eateries such as The Bluewater Waterfront Grill, which features live music on Sundays or the Beachside Music Series at the Oceanic featuring music on Wednesdays & Fridays. Several Wrightsville Beach nightlife venues also feature live music, DJs and dancing as well.
Wrightsville Beach offers a variety of shops specializing in beachwear, surfing equipment, gifts and antiques, and more. Whether you like to browse for bargains, collect beach souvenirs or find funky new fashion boutiques, the shops in and around town have it all.
Surfers of all ages and experience levels can catch a wave as surfing ramps up in the fall season. Or rent stand-up paddleboard gear and take a lesson in one of the world's fastest growing sports.