Wrightsville Beach - Beach Information - Fun Things to Do - Tips
Known for crystal blue waters and spacious beaches, surfing and standup paddleboard competitions, and signature kids' programs like pirate-led treasure hunts and surf camps, it's easy to find something fun to do here. It is no wonder Wrightsville Beach was voted North Carolina's best beach.
Being North Carolina's most accessible beach, Wrightsville Beach has year-round actives for active lifestyles with plenty of water sports, outdoor healthy and wellness activities, and friendly community gatherings. Dubbed one of the top surfing towns in the world by National Geographic, ride the world-class waves in a surf lesson, race a sailboat on the Intracoastal Waterway, jog "The Loop" fitness trail or discover wildlife on nearby undeveloped Masonboro Island, fish on Johnnie Mercer's Pier, or explore farther out on a fishing boat charter or take a scenic cruise.
This vibrant beach town and walkable island offers great shopping spots at beach boutiques, surf shops and nearby open-air villages. With resort amenities, spa outings and fresh to table dining options, every day is an exceptional day on the island. This family friendly vacation spot has an historic square, a waterbird sanctuary, marathons, internationally recognized surfing competitions, paddleboard events, annual holiday flotilla and a variety of seasonal activities for an unforgettable coastal experience. You will find plenty of nightlife to keep you busy long after the sun goes down. From beach taverns and oceanfront grills serving fresh seafood to live music on the pier or marina, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the evenings.
Take your beach experience to the next level with a vacation to Wrightsville Beach. Choose from our selection of vacation beach homes or condo rentals just steps from the ocean. Enjoy the active island lifestyle and pristine surroundings with the people you appreciate most.