Island Escape, No Passport Required

Step into spring time with an island getaway where amenities are plentiful and outdoor activities are endless. By land, beach or water, sporting events define spring happenings in Wrightsville Beach, including one of the largest SUP competitions in the world, the Carolina Cup. Enjoy sea-to-table cuisine with waterside views, day camps for the kids at resorts and plenty of numerous ways to embrace a wellness-centered vacation. Sip hand-crafted cocktails with friends in oceanfront gardens or spend days relaxing by the shore with the family. Whatever type of getaway you're seeking, craft your own spring fling. 

Get Active

Get inspired to plan your own 'racecation' to Wrightsville Beach and experience the active lifestyle and wellness culture that defines the island.

10th Annual Carolina Cup

Test your abilities or watch as highly skilled standup paddleboarders from around the world battle it out at the Carolina Cup, April 22-26.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

Get a sense of what it was like to live at Wrightsville Beach during the early to mid-1900s at Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

 

 

Put Some Spring in Your Step

Spring events are centered around health and wellness where cheering from the sidelines is just as fun as participating. Hit the pavement and travel from Wrightsville Beach to historic downtown Wilmington during Wilmington, NC Marathon Madness, March 21. Drawing a variety of runners from all over the country, this exciting event has the added bonus of being a Boston Marathon qualifier and an USATF certified qualifier. The flat, scenic course is perfect for hitting your personal best. Cyclists can try a new take on the sport cruising on 'fat tire' bikes, March 28, during the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship. Combining standup paddleboarding and surfing, the Carolina Pro-Am Sup Surf Competition, April 18-19, attracts professional and amateur athletes from across the nation. Considered one of the best “SUP Hubs” in the U.S., watch or participate in the Carolina Cup with five days of SUP clinics and some of the best standup paddleboard competitions in the world drawing over 800 athletes, April 24-28.

Family-friendly things to do 

Hop aboard with the family and say 'arr' with Pirate Don Juan Cortez in search of buried treasure on Masonboro Island with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours. Reel in a catch like no other with a Family Explorer Day offered through Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures or a half-day charter from Vonda Kay that leaves plenty of time for an afternoon adventure. Indulge in afternoon sweet treats at Kohl's Frozen Custard or enjoy an acai bowl, frozen yogurt or smoothie from Surfberry. The little ones love “Living Classrooms” with native plants, rain gardens and more at Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center and adults can step back in time while the kids explore at Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

Sails, SUP an Surfs Up

Let the breeze guide you with a sailing lesson from Blockade Runner Sailing School and Wrightsville Performance Sailing or craft your own day on the water with the Build Your Own Itinerary option with Shamrock Sailing Adventures for a tailored experience with a USCG Licensed Captain for all levels. A group surf lesson through WB Surf Camp is a fun way to spend a day surfing or receive more advanced instruction with a private surf lesson through Indo Jax Surf SchoolEpic Excursions will take you to gentle, scenic waterways where you can embark on a guided paddleboard tour. If you prefer to paddle at your own pace, take a SUP or kayak lesson on a guided tour with Wrightsville SUP or take in inner-island views from The Loop. 

Taste the Local Flavors

Indulge in fresh-to-table meals at island favorites like EAST Oceanfront Dining where award-winning chef, Jessica Cabo, serves up an inventive menu utilizing produce from the hotel's own seaside garden and local seafood. Soak in ocean views on the Crystal Pier at Oceanic while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails, sun-kissed shrimp and Southern-infused seafood. With an ever changing menu, Portside Bistro at 22 North defines southern comfort food with a seafood focus with dishes like lobster mac n' cheese, shrimp and girts and more. Watch the sunset over Bank's Channel from the dog-friendly patio of South Beach Grill or enjoy oysters on the half shell at Shark Bar & Kitchen. For a truly epic experience, hop aboard a 23-foot catamaran with Epic Excursions as you cruise into the sunset then enjoy a low country seafood boil on one of our beautiful private islands bordering Wrightsville Beach. 

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 spring and summer now.