Directions & Parking

Wrightsville Beach is North Carolina's most accessible beach so it's easy to find, easy to get to and easily navigable once you're here.

Wrightsville Beach is located 12 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.

Once on the island, you will find the town has over 1,600 metered spaces available for public parking. Meters are enforced every day from March 1 to October 31 from 9am to 7pm (with some enforced 9am - 8pm). Wrightsville Beach also uses pay stations and offers pay-by-phone for your convenience at some public parking locations. There are 26 pay stations located on the island. Find more information about parking locations, payment options, rates and other parking information on the Town of Wrightsville Beach website

Parking must be paid for every vehicle, with the following exception. If a valid handicapped placard or license plate is displayed in/on a vehicle parked in a marked handicapped space, no payment is required. A handicapped placard or plate does not enable free parking elsewhere.

Wrightsville Beach features convenient access via the state's numerous interstate highways to the following metro centers listed in the charts below the map.

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North Carolina

Asheville

318

Beaufort

100

Cape Hatteras
 170 via ferry

282

Cape Lookout

181

Chapel Hill

151

Charlotte

203

Currituck

224

DurhamCincinnati

146

Elizabeth City

203

Fayetteville

92

Greensboro

184

Greenville

123

Holden Beach

35

Jacksonville

52

Kill Devil Hills

240

Kitty Hawk

240

Long Beach

35

Manteo

224

Morehead City

95

Nags Head
 233 via ferry

236

New Bern

86

Ocracoke

151 via ferry

Raleigh

123

Southern Pines

121

Southport

30

Tarboro

181

Topsail Island

42

Washington

122

Winston-Salem

210

South Carolina

Charleston

167

Columbia

206

Florence

130

Greenville

306

North Myrtle Beach

60

Georgia

Atlanta

413

Augusta

273

Columbus

518

Savannah

272

Florida

Boca Raton

743

Daytona Beach

527

Jacksonville

431

Miami

780

Orlando

574

West Palm Beach

718

Virginia

Alexandria

377

Arlington

379

Covington

367

Newport News

293

Norfolk

250

Richmond

274

Roanoke

305

Virginia Beach

305

Winchester

416

District of Columbia

Washington

360

Ohio

Akron

666

Cincinnati

659

Columbus

663

Dayton

737

Toledo

800

Youngstown

677

New Jersey

Camden

528

New Brunswick

585

Newark

606

New York

Buffalo

830

New York City

599

Niagara Falls

850

Rochester

773

Pennsylvania

Allentown

574

Bethlehem

573

Harrisburg

492

New Castle

662

Pittsburgh

617

Reading

536

Scranton

627