Trip Ideas for the Beach and Beyond

An island getaway typically revolves around the water and these experiences venture beyond what a Wrightsville Beach vacation will bring. Find your Zen with sunrise yoga on the Crystal Pier then take an eco-tour of a barrier island and its bird sanctuary. Find farm and sea-to-table dining experiences rivaling urban city fare. Eclectic nightlife is complemented by an abundance of live music that will keep you and your friends entertained all night long.

Craft Cocktails, Brews and Drinks with a View

From visiting a sustainable brewpub to sipping surf-inspired cocktails with the freshest ingredients, take it all in combined with the best scenic views around.

Cheers to Vacation


Fit for a Foodie

Indulge in the day's blackboard specials where sea-to-table fare meets elevated island eats. From fresh-to-table to island seafood markets and unique eats, craft your epicurean vacation island style.

Find Foodie Favorites


Active Lifestyle and Wellness

Enjoy a vibrant community known for its active lifestyle and wellness activities on both land and sea. Dive in to water activities like surfing, kayaking or stand up paddleboarding on top-ranked swells and courses then take your adventures to land jogging The Loop or balancing mind and body with yoga on the Crystal Pier. 

Active Adventures


Hidden Sanctuaries and Hidden Gems

From a walk to read the musings in a mailbox on the beach to catered dinners on private islands and excursions to an uninhabited barrier island, visitors will be enchanted with the hidden gems and sanctuaries found throughout Wrightsville Beach. 

Discover Hidden Treasures


Eco-Adventure, Parks and Gardens

Take an all day birding trip by boat to Masonboro Island Reserve, rest amongst historic live oaks and stroll one of the premier gardens on the coastal South at nearby Airlie Gardens. Island parks and more eco-adventures await. 

Set out on an Adventure


Nightlife and Live Music

Concert series keep the evenings rocking while waterside live music complements the fresh catch of the day. A year-round vibrant nightlife scene including local hangouts boast live bands and a welcoming social community. 

Come Alive After Dark


Experiences on the Water

Known for world-class watersports and crystal blue water, Wrightsville Beach offers visitors a number of ways to enjoy activities both in and on the water.

Embark on Excursions


Tours and Cruises

See Wrightsville Beach on a themed cruise or chartered boat tour or take a walking tour to learn about island history while taking in beautiful views.

Take a Tour

Off The Beaten Path

Whether planning a solo getaway or a trip with your closest gal pals, island escapes without the passport await.

Explore the Path

Family Trip Ideas

Let the kids hang ten at surf camps. Go on a pirate treasure hunt. Learn and explore at Touch Tank Tuesdays where kids can interact with area sea life. Dance the night away in the park at free summer concerts. Wrightsville Beach is the perfect spot for a family-friendly vacation.

Plan for a Family-Friendly Vacation