What’s New?

Looking for the latest updates on things to see and do on your next Wrightsville Beach visit? Read about news, recent updates and accolades here.


Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History features a new Loop through History Walking Tour. On designated dates throughout the year, visitors can follow 25 signs placed along The Loop that reveal history on or near that site. Pick up a brochure for a self-guided tour at the museum.

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours added an Island Yoga Experience for beach exploration and gentle yoga practice on Masonboro Island, the largest barrier island in the Cape Fear region. The touring company also expanded its custom charters including family, corporate, event outings and more.

Bike and Pedestrian Path

Bike Friendly Beach

Bike-friendly projects for Wrightsville Beach include the addition of a multi-use path for cyclists and pedestrians under the bridge's west side to provide for a safe crossing.


usa today USA TODAY featured the Blockade Runner Beach Resort as one of the Best Beach Resort Kids' Clubs in the country for its Sandcampers kids’ club held during summer months offering crafts, games and activities. 
State emblem Wrightsville Beach was named the Pioneer in East Coast Surfing and the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina for its early surfing activity beginning in 1909. Check out all of the places to hang 10 with these great schools and surf camps on your visit.
wral.com logo WRAL Out & About Voters' Choice Awards named Wrightsville Beach the #1 favorite North Carolina Beach Destination.
Trip Advisor TripAdvisor.com listed Wrightsville Beach as one of 14 Beautiful Little Beach Towns in the U.S. for its clear water, clean sand, charming restaurants, fantastic surf and the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.
Top Value Reviews logo Top Value Reviews featured Wrightsville Beach on the list of 30 Great Small Beach Towns on the East Coast.

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National Geographic named Wrightsville Beach among the Last Best American Beach Towns, boasting its great seafood, calming marshlands, ample fishing, unspoiled nature and nightlife.
National Geographic logo National Geographic named Wrightsville Beach one of the World's 20 Best Surf Towns, saying “It’s a great surf town for two main reasons—attitude and access.”
Outside magazine logo Outside Magazine named Wrightsville Beach one of the top Stateside SUP Hubs.
Thrillist Thrillist.com named Wrightsville Beach as one of the Best 14 Small Beach Towns in America.
Men's Health Men’s Health named Wrightsville Beach North Carolina’s most naturally gifted water sport hub.
Coastal Living Coastal Living magazine included Wrightsville Beach and Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp among its list of Best Summer Beach Vacations.
Fox News FoxNews.com ranked Wrightsville Beach #8 among its list of Worthwhile Beaches 20 Minutes from the Tarmac, citing Wilmington International Airport only 10 miles from the beach.
Men's Health Men’s Health included Wrightsville Beach among its roundup of Summer Hot Spots that highlight “the five best places to ride a wave, spike a volleyball, or paddle into the blue.”
Parents Magazine Parents Magazine and TripAdvisor.com listed the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach in its roundup of 10 Best Budget Beach Resorts.
Surf Collective logo SurfCollectiveNYC.com named Annex Surf Supply in Wrightsville Beach among its list of 22 Best Surf Shops in the World.