Outdoor Lovers Paradise

With an abundance of year-round outdoor activities, Wrightsville Beach is the best beach in North Carolina to feel and stay healthy while traveling. Find beauty and things to do along every waterway.  From fishing charters to surfing and paddleboarding, to cruising on a sunset boat tour, to taking a jog on the island’s scenic loop and more, there are so many ways to get outdoors, you’ll want to consider multiple trips!

Watersports Galore

Known as one of the East Coast's hottest watersports spots, Wrightsville Beach has a variety of watersports options sure to excite visitors. Learn how to catch a wave at one of the island's many surf camps that offer lessons suitable for all ages. Try out one of the world's fastest growing sports with a paddleboarding lesson or excursion in the Intracoastal Waterway. Grab a kayak and enjoy views of the island from the water as you explore scenic channels and salt marshes or strap on scuba gear and have an under the sea adventure. 

Infinite Fishing Fun

Hop aboard one of the beach's fishing charters and test out your angler skills with a near shore, offshore or custom excursion where the fish including mackerel, speckled trout and puppy drum are always biting. Johnnie Mercer's Pier and Crystal Pier also offer great fishing opportunities with beautiful views. 

Beautiful Jogging Views

The island’s 2.5 mile loop offers a walking or jogging experience you won't find anywhere else. Test your running skills or just stroll as you enjoy views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Banks Channel and beautiful salt marshes as you make your way around this scenic path. 

Scenic Cruises and Tours

See the island aboard a cruise with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours to experience spectacular views, natural beauty and even family-friendly fun. With a variety of tours including sunset cruises, party tours, and pirate adventure tours, there's something that every type of beachgoer will enjoy. For a distinct remoteness that is hard to envision given the island’s close proximity to the mainland, take an eco-tour of Masonboro Island.