About Wrightsville Beach

Cross Wrightsville Beach's iconic drawbridge and leave your cares on the mainland. Surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean, this seaside town is the perfect place to practice all watersports: surfing, kiteboarding, stand up paddleboarding, scuba diving, fishing, and boating. Cruise the cool blue water by kayak or paddleboard, hang-ten in the surf, reel in a prize-worthy fish at sea, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of the sunrise over the ocean or sunset during an evening harbor cruise.

Play, Shop, Dine & Cruise

It’s always easy to find something to do at Wrightsville Beach—spend your days enjoying the white sandy beach, walking The Loop fitness trail, exploring wildlife on nearby Masonboro Island or fishing on Johnnie Mercer's Pier. A small history museum, narrated harbor cruises, a waterbird sanctuary, and signature events from summer surf competitions to the annual winter holiday flotilla enhance the coastal experience. Enjoy evenings dining outdoors on fresh seafood at local restaurants, watching the sunset over the marsh and listening to live music in the park or at local nightlife hot spots.

Island Lodging

This quaint and walkable island offers a village-like feel and a variety of places to make your home away from home including three full-service hotels, independently owned motelsvacation rentals and beach cottages. Step out onto your balcony and breathe in the fresh salt air. After just a few minutes here, you’ll be ready for whatever activity comes your way.