Island Information

Wrightsville Beach is an island that retains its village-like feel and wonderful sense of removal from everyday life. A clean, breathtaking stretch of white sand along the beach with its crystal blue water and the Intracoastal Waterway just begs for watersports activities, swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, fishing, and surfing. A small history museum, narrated harbor cruises, a waterbird sanctuary, and signature events enhance the coastal experience. As North Carolina's most accessible beach from Interstate I-40, getting here is easy.

The athletic at heart can take on The Loop, a fitness trail that circles the inner island. Shoppers gravitate to the beachside stores and distinctive, welcoming shopping village. Boaters launch from full-service marinas and history buffs soak up the local museum and narrated scenic cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway that offer a glimpse into the island's past.

Some of the finest seafood restaurants on the North Carolina coast with spectacular oceanfront or Intracoastal Waterway views can be found here, along with vibrant nightspots.