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Wrightsville Beach Featured as "Small Beach Town That Should be On Your Radar"

Wrightsville Beach is featured alongside beaches from around the world. Visitors will enjoy surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and sailing in Wrightsville Beach: Different parts of the area offer ideal water conditions for each sport. Read more»

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Cruising The Intracoastal Waterway

The beauty of Wrightsville Beach marinas is their convenience to restaurants, the beach, and shopping. Read more»

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Explore Wrightsville Beach With Tours and More

Wrightsville Beach proves it's got the goods for family fun including surfing, fishing, restaurants and rentals. Perfect for family getaways. Read more»

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Carolina Cup Joins World SUP Tour

The World Paddle Association’s World SUP Tour in 2017 has added Wrightsville Beach's Carolina Cup to its 11-race series. Read more»

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Wrightsville Beach: A Vacation the Whole Family Can Get Behind

Each year more and more families vacation with at least three generations. But finding a destination that satisfies everyone can be a challenge. Wrightsville Beach has something for everyone. Read more»

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A Local's Love of Wrightsville Beach

Pursue an outdoor lifestyle with plenty of downtime fun at North Carolina's most accessible beach. Read more»

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Our 7 Favorite Things on Wrightsville Beach

Just east of the port city of Wilmington, is Wrightsville Beach, a 4-mile long ocean playground along the Atlantic. Vacationers from around the state have found a perfect haven at Wrightsville Beach. Read more»

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“Choice” Attractions Await

Fan of the latest Nicholas Sparks movie? See where the romantic drama was filmed in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach! Read more»

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Worthwhile Beaches 20 Minutes From the Tarmac

Sometimes, getting there isn’t half the fun. When you’re traveling, every second spent in traffic can be better spent working on a tan or a bottomless tropical drink. Here are a few beaches that are conveniently located less than half an hour from major airports. Read more»

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A getaway for all generations in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

As I squished my toes in the sand, I looked over at my younger son, Ty, as his grandfather stood him on a surfboard for the first time. He was three years old and was learning the family legacy. The men in my husband’s family have been surfing since they could walk, and my boys would be no exception. Read more»

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Wrightsville Beach recognized as the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina

North Carolina's most accessible beach from Interstate 40 has been recognized as a pioneer in East Coast surfing.Read more»

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10 Reasons Why A Trip To Wrightsville Beach Is One You Won’t Soon Forget

Wrightsville Beach is a top destination for people in North Carolina and all over. It is easily accessible from I-40 and a little too easy to stay. From the moment you enter Wrightsville, a wave of relaxation washes over you. It will be most obvious you have entered a charming surf town with crystal blue waters and perfect temperatures. Read more»

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Wrightsville Beach is Surfing Birthplace

This month, Wrightsville Beach will get an historical marker touting it as the birthplace of North Carolina surfing. Folks have been waxing their boards and shooting the curl since 1909, right here in the Tarheel State. Who needs Hawaii or California? Read more»

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10 Best U.S. Beaches Where Smoking is Banned

Wrightsville Beach was featured on TheActiveTimes.com as No. 4 for best beaches where smoking is banned: In 2012 this North Carolina beach became the first in the state to ban smoking.  Read more»

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Indo Jax Surf School’s Camps

The Indo Jax Surf School features weekday surf camps at Wrightsville Beach during June, July, and August. The camps run from 8am to 10am Monday through Friday. Read more»

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Memorable Things To Do in Wrightsville Beach With Kids

‘Kid-friendly’ is usually a top requirement for parents when researching destinations for a much-deserved family vacation. Enjoy a list compiled by Wrightsville Beach, N.C. experts with kid-friendly and entertaining finds that keep families of all shapes and sizes coming back to this beach year after year. Read more»

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The Fitness Files - Standup Paddleboarding in Wrightsville Beach

There's a new a way to enjoy the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach that combines beautiful scenery with a vigorous workout. Derek Long introduces us to standup paddleboarding in this latest installment of The Fitness Files.Read more»

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Piers: An Iconic Landmark on any Coastline

Piers symbolize iconic landmarks on any coastline, representing structures that are tethered to a beach’s past and present life. This is certainly true for the quaint and colorful town of Wrightsville Beach, NC, which is home to two piers that have been institutions since the 1930s – now the sturdy concrete Johnnie Mercer's Pier to the north and the more traditional wooden Crystal Pier to the south.  Read more»

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U.S. Road Trips: The South

Roadside diners, Blue Ridge mountains, Main Street, biscuits, banjos, and more. With the help of friends and admired travelers, we compiled a list of weekend road trip destinations in the southern United States. Are we there yet? Read more»

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Wrightsville Beach Featured on Top List of Stateside SUP Hubs

Endurance athletes, thrill seekers, and the yoga set have all fallen for stand-up paddleboarding. Find your perfect match at Wrightsville Beach. Read more»

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The Wrightsville Beach Mailbox; a love story

Those simple words written on the outside of a mailbox launched an 11-year love story at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. In 2003, Bernie and Sidney Nykanen decided to place a mailbox and a bench at their favorite spot on the north end of the beach. They supplied pens and small notebooks inside the mailbox along with instructions to 'leave a note.' In this time the mailbox served as a repository for love notes, marriage proposals, notes of joy, notes of sadness, notes to lost loves - in all the meditations left by strangers filled over 200 journals. Read more»

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Romance Reinvented: The Wrightsville Beach Mailbox

This romantic travel story takes you to Wrightsville Beach, home of the famous beach mailbox that sparked hundreds of love notes and journals expressing traveler’s thoughts for more than a decade! Read more»

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The “Wright” Place is at Wrightsville Beach

Whoever said that planning a family vacation was too stressful hasn’t planned a Wrightsville Beach vacation. Read more»