Outdoor Activities

Experience the active island life with Wrightsville Beach's endless supply of outdoor activities. From fishing charters, to surfing and paddleboarding, to cruising on a sunset boat tour, to taking a jog on the island's scenic loop, there's tons of ways to get outdoors and enjoy all that the island has to offer. 

paddle boardingWatersports Galore
Known as one of the East Coast's hottest watersports spots, Wrightsville Beach has a variety of watersports options sure to excite visitors. Learn how to catch a wave at one of the island's many surf camps that offer lessons suitable for all ages. Try out one of the world's fastest growing sports with a paddleboarding lesson or excursion in the Intracoastal Waterway. Grab a kayak and enjoy views of the island from the water as you explore scenic channels and salt marshes or strap on scuba gear and have an under the sea adventure. 

BoatInfinite Fishing Fun
Hop aboard one of the beach's fishing charters and test out your angler skills with a near shore, offshore or custom excursion where the fish including mackerel, speckled trout and puppy drum are always biting. Johnnie Mercer's Pier and Crystal Pier also offer great fishing opportunities with beautiful views. 

strollersBeautiful Jogging Views
The island's 2.5 mile loop offers a walking or jogging experience you won't find anywhere else. Test your running skills or just stroll as you enjoy views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Banks Channel and beautiful salt marshes as you make your way around this scenic path. 

pontoon boatScenic Cruises and Tours
See the island aboard a cruise with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours to experience spectacular views, natural beauty and even family-friendly fun. With a variety of tours including sunset cruises, party tours, and pirate adventure tours, there's something that every type of beachgoer will enjoy. For a distinct remoteness that feels at odds with the island's close proximity to the mainland, take an eco-tour of Masonboro Island.