Spring Events in Wrightsville Beach NC

Island Escape, No Passport Required

Step into spring time and the many ways to embrace outdoor activities and a wellness-centered experience. Take a self-guided tour of Airlie Gardens. Spend time hitting The Loop for your daily dose of sun and exercise. Whatever type of activity you're seeking, craft your own outdoor adventure at Wrightsville Beach.

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Put Some Spring in Your Step

Get outdoors with activities fit for an active lifestyle. The Loop is a nearly 2.5 mile fitness trail to walk, jog or run while you take in scenic sights of the island’s waterways and marshes. Lose track of time in Harbor Way Gardens, a one-acre garden located on the west end of Wrightsville Beach Park. Pack your yoga mat and take your practice outdoors to focus on your wellness and reconnect with nature. Then, catch your breath as you relax on the garden’s secluded benches surrounded by shade trees and seasonal blooms. Stroll the paths and trails of the 67-acre Airlie Gardens to see azaleas and tulips in bloom. Take an excursion to Masonboro Island Reserve by boat and spend the day exploring the island known as the longest undisturbed barrier island ecosystem in southern North Carolina. Or, take a scenic bike ride along the 11-mile River to Sea Bikeway beginning at Johnnie Mercers Pier and stretching all the way to nearby Historic Downtown Wilmington.

Taste the Local Flavors

Take home some of the freshest seafood right off the boat from Motts Channel Seafood for grilling in your vacation rental or stop by Topsail Steamer and pick up a seafood steamer pot prepared with fresh area seafood, meats, veggies and homemade spices you can cook right on your stove top. Support our local restaurants with a take-out order to enjoy in Wrightsville Beach Park.

Places to Stay

From a family vacay to a resort getaway, choose from a variety of lodging options this spring at Wrightsville Beach. Indulge in one of our full-service resort hotels or check out a variety of oceanfront vacation beach homes, condo rentals and motels. You'll find the perfect island retreat for any style. Book your accommodations for summer now.