Press Releases and Media Coverage

Wrightsville Beach Honored by WRAL Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards

Posted on August 03, 2016

Wrightsville Beach Chosen #1 Favorite “N.C. Beach Destination” Wilmington, NC - The Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Wrightsville Beach was honored during the 2016 WRAL Out and About Voters’ Choice Awards on Tuesday, August 2nd at an awards ceremony in downtown Raleigh. WRAL is the NBC affiliate that serves the greater Triangle market in North Carolina. ... More »

Wrightsville Beach, N.C.: Not Your Typical Workout Routine

Posted on July 12, 2016

Where to Stay Active on Your Beach Vacation Wrightsville Beach, NC - For some, a beach vacation means kicking back and relaxing while catching some rays and splashing in the surf. Not straying from your usual workout regime can be easier said than done, but staying fit while on vacation does not have to mean missing out on the fun. There are plenty of ways to keep moving at Wrightsville Beach that can provide a welcome change from your typical workout routine. Whether you are a dedicated fitness guru or just wanting a leisurely stroll after a delicious meal, Wrightsville Beach has workouts for all athletic levels. ... More »

Dive into an Underwater Adventure at North Carolina’s Most Accessible Beach

Posted on May 26, 2016

Uncover Deep Sea Shipwrecks and Colorful Marine Life at Wrightsville Beach Wrightsville Beach, NC - There’s no need to travel to a remote tropical destination to find an underwater adventure this summer – look no further than the North Carolina coast! Wrightsville Beach, N.C., located near Wilmington, is home to some of the most unique snorkeling and SCUBA experiences. Spend your day swimming alongside rainbow-colored marine life while exploring sunken ships, or dive straight into the past to uncover pre-historic dinosaur fossils. Bring the entire family or friends on a group diving charter for your best vacation yet at our island beach destination. Spend less time traveling and more time diving with a quick trip east and a plunge into the Atlantic to witness the majestic wonders of the deep sea. ... More »

What’s New?

Posted on March 01, 2016

Wrightsville Beach, NC - Looking for the latest updates on things to see and do on your next Wrightsville Beach visit?  Read about news, recent updates and additions to North Carolina's most accessible beach here! ... More »

Less Stress and More Zen at Wrightsville Beach

Posted on August 13, 2015

Island community encourages wellness travel through mind, body and spiritual rejuvenation Wrightsville Beach, NC - As more and more travelers are prioritizing personal health and wellness during vacations and getaways, it is increasingly important for destinations to offer healthier activities and food options. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, is not only known for its crystal-blue waters and clean and safe beaches, but also its array of watersports, restorative meditation classes, and nutritious foods for visitors focused on staying healthy while traveling. ... More »

Wrightsville Beach Recognized as Pioneer in East Coast Surfing

Posted on July 14, 2015

Highway marker to commemorate the origin of surfing in North Carolina over a century ago Wrightsville Beach, NC - Previously dubbed one of the top surfing towns in the world by National Geographic , Wrightsville Beach will soon be recognized as a “Pioneer in East Coast” surfing, and the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina. To commemorate this historic milestone, a highway marker will soon be unveiled honoring the island’s surfing heritage since 1909. Read on to find out more about the history of surfing at Wrightsville Beach and how the coastal town has transformed itself into one of the most popular surfing hubs in the world today. ... More »

Activities Abound for Young Travelers at Wrightsville Beach

Posted on April 15, 2015

North Carolina island community offers a multitude of family-friendly warm-weather adventures Wrightsville Beach, NC - ‘Kid-friendly’ is usually a top requirement for parents when researching destinations for a much-deserved family vacation. Packing up the kids for a trip – whether it’s to a nearby city, neighboring state or across the country – can be daunting, so knowing there will be plenty of hands-on and engaging activities upon arrival is crucial. Below is 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. ... More »

Kick off 2015 with Outdoor Activities, Interactive Educational Offerings, Renovations and More

Posted on January 08, 2015

The coastal beach community of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., is welcoming several new programs and exciting changes to the area in 2015, from a surf camp for kids and eco-scavenger hunts, to an exhibit featuring artwork by a renowned local artist and a brand new SUP Surfing Pro-Am Competition. From kid-friendly things to do, new outdoor adventures and everything in between, Wrightsville Beach is a must-visit location for 2015. ... More »