Race Into Spring

Pack up the family, grab your board or bike and head to Wrightsville Beach. With signature island races, 360 degrees of natural beauty and fun for all ages, there's no better place to find adventure this spring. Come see why readers of Southern Living magazine recently named Wrightsville Beach one of the South's Best Beaches!

The number of signature and nationally recognized island sporting events taking place this spring puts Wrightsville Beach at the top of everyone's list. Enjoy a casual bicycle ride from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach during the River to Sea Bike Ride on May 5, or test your aquatic skills during the Stoked to Go Out Pier-To-Pier Swim on May 19. Fishermen hit the island May 30 - June 2 for the 45th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament.

Family-friendly spring activities include day camps where kids can learn to surf or boogie board, beach and scavenger hunt eco tours or a pirate-themed treasure hunt with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and Water Taxi. Explore the natural history of the island with programs and exhibits at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center, and then step next door to learn about the island's cultural history at the ever-popular Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

Get even closer to nature with a Gulf Stream charter excursion or rent a kayak and escape into the quiet wonder of the salt marsh on Masonboro Island Reserve.

Book your getaway now with special deals or get a jump on planning your summer vacation and reserve accommodations at one of our many lodging properties and vacation rentals.