Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA

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Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA

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Make the Most of Your Beach Getaway With a Wrightsville Beach House

Situated just a short drive from Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach is a popular bedroom community that boasts more than four miles of beach frontage for you to explore and enjoy. Throughout each day of your vacation, you can enjoy relaxing on the beach under the warmth of the sun, or retreat to the homelike comforts of your beach house to take in views of the beach from a back patio or deck. Your rental home or condo is also the perfect place to relax after exploring the different attractions, restaurants and more in the local area.


The highlight of any trip to Wrightsville Beach is spending time with your toes in the sand or splashing in the waves. The four-mile long island boasts an extensive coastline with beach houses and condos lining much of the space. This means that you can likely find a beachfront home or condo to lease for the duration of your vacation in Wrightsville Beach. There is also an interior island that you can explore, which is called Harbor Island. Plus, Masonboro Island, Carolina Beach State Park and Freeman Park are also a short distance away.


Shopping is a popular past-time for those who spend time in the Wilmington metropolitan area, and when you stay in your vacation home, you will be just a short drive away from some premier shopping destinations in the area. For example, Independence Mall, the Cotton Exchange, the Mayfaire Towncenter and more are located in Wilmington. There are also souvenirs shops, beach surf shops, specialty shops and more in the Wrighsville Beach area.


Wrightsville Beach is a historic yet modern place to visit, and you can learn more about the history of the area by touring the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. You can also enjoy the nightlife in the area with a visit to a few popular bars, such as the Banks Channel Bar and Grille or the Blue Waterfront Grill, which offers up your favorite drinks along with tasty entrees. The famous Crystal Pier is a must-see attraction, and it has recently been renovated to give you a better overall experience. Johnnie Mercer's Pier is only slightly shorter than Crystal Pier, and both give you amazing views of the coastline. You can also enjoy family-style fun at the Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park.


The weather in the Wrightsville Beach area cannot be beat most days of the year. The average high in January, the coldest month is 56 degrees, and the average high in the warmest month, July, is 89 degrees. The average low spans from 35 degrees to 72 degrees, providing a truly mild climate almost year-round for you to enjoy on your trip. The area usually receives approximately 57 inches of rainfall and one to two inches of snowfall each year. With a humid subtropical climate in place, you can expect the average humidity level to range between the 60s and 80s, with the most humid months of the year being the summer months.

How to Get There

The easiest way to reach Wrightsville Beach from far away is to fly into the Wilmington airport and book a rental car there. Then, you can travel via Highway 17 to the beach. If you are planning a road trip, Interstates 40 and 74 converge in Wilmington, and Highway 17 passes through the town. You can follow your own map to reach one of these major roadways from your starting point to most easily make your way by car to Wrightsville Beach.

Attractions In and Around Wrightsville Beach

Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Wrightsville Beach? Some of the area's family-friendly draws for travelers include New Hanover County Arboretum, Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park and Tregembo Animal Park. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches like Wrightsville Beach and Freeman Park and green spaces such as Airlie Gardens and Ogden Park.

You can take a shopping trip to Mayfaire Town Center and The Cotton Exchange. Activities around the area include Halyburton Park, Olde Point Golf & Country Club and Castle Bay Country Club. Also while in town, consider a visit to Johnnie Mercer's Pier and Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.