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Most of Wrightsville Beach is on a 4 mile long island which is surrounded by powdery white sands and the calm blue of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a relaxed, laidback town enjoyed by surfers and families on vacation with plenty of activities to keep the most active people entertained.

Things to see

Wrightsville Beach has white sandy beaches and turquoise seas, with wooden piers and surrounding parkland. You can take a stroll on the beach, sunbathe, or swim in the clear waters where you’ll often spot surfers. There are plenty of surf and paddleboarding schools in the area, so even if you’re a complete beginner you can join in. Wrightsville Beach Park has a picnic area where you can enjoy your lunch in the shade, a bandstand with various free concerts shown throughout the year, and playgrounds where the kids can burn off some energy. The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is housed in an adorable beach cottage dating back to the early 20th century, and inside you’ll find several exhibitions in a small space, with photos and artifacts from various eras. To enjoy a unique perspective on the area, take the Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tour by boat. You can visit small, isolated islands just off the coast, as well as getting the best possible view of the sun setting over the beaches.

Hotels in Wrightsville Beach

Most Wrightsville Beach hotels are 2 to 3 stars, with many large chains in the area. These hotels have extra features such as indoor or outdoor pools, restaurants with bars and lounges, childcare facilities, spa and treatment rooms, spa tubs, game rooms, and arcades. You’ll find many of the major resorts on or close to the beach, and lots of guestrooms have balconies so you can enjoy the sea view. You’ll also find plenty of extra amenities such as air conditioning, coffee makers, pillow menus, complimentary toiletries, flat-screen televisions, premium cable channels, free WiFi, refrigerators, and in-room safes.

Where to stay

Wrightsville Beach has a bright, contemporary downtown area with white buildings that gleam in the sunshine. There are plenty of boutiques, small restaurants, and charming cafés in the center of town, with all the essential shops you’ll need during your vacation. The town also has plenty of green outdoor spaces, with a loop running around the park that’s popular with dog walkers, joggers, and visitors who want to explore the area. The whimsically named Big Lollipop Bay is popular with fishing enthusiasts, and around the peaceful bay area you’ll find charming suburbs full of clapboard houses.

How to get to Wrightsville Beach

Wilmington International Airport is less than 10 miles west of Wrightsville Beach, with rental cars available at the terminal and the journey taking less than 20 minutes. There are also taxi and shuttle services available, and you can book a cab to meet you from off the plane. You can also take a bus, changing at the local college bus station, with the journey taking about 90 minutes. Wilmington also has a Greyhound station, and you can take Amtrak bus services that connect to the major rail routes.

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