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Wrightsville Beach beach vacation rentals

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"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #2
Looking for an ocean front get-a-way to enjoy those painted beach sunrises and salty evening breezes? "Candlewood Sands" suite #2 may be just the home away from home you are looking for! The "Candlewood Sands" property consists of two single family cottages (one in front of the other) with front row sights, sounds, and experiences. Each cottage has its own ocean view balconies or decks, along with a shared beach access to make our guests time beach-combing and sun-seeking an Ocean BREEZE!
$100 per night
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Wrightsville Getaway | Unbeatable Location & Views
Welcome to our Wrightsville Beach Penthouse! This cozy house is perfect for your family's next vacation or couples retreat. Top floor 3 bed 2 bath home located on a quiet road just off of the downtown Wrightsville strip - the views are truly special and the location is hard to beat. Watch the sunrise from the ocean view deck with a cup of coffee, enjoy a day at the beach, and walk to buzzing restaurants all within 100 yards. We adore our home and hope to share the experience with you!
$280 per night
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25 West Downstairs
“25 West" downstairs unit. This 2 bedroom 1 bath is just a stones throw from Banks Channel and a very short walk to the ocean and Johnny Mercer's fishing pier. Several restaurants and watering holes within walking distance as well. Bring your paddle boards (or rent nearby) for easy access to Banks Channel just at the end of the street. This unit is fresh to Airbnb and has all new furnishings. The upstairs unit is 3 bed 2 bath and is available for booking as well.
$130 per night
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Stay near Wrightsville Beach's top sights

Photo of Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier46 locals recommend
Photo of Airlie Gardens
Airlie Gardens237 locals recommend
Photo of Oceanic
Oceanic132 locals recommend
Photo of Crystal Pier
Crystal Pier9 locals recommend
Photo of Bluewater Grill
Bluewater Grill112 locals recommend
Photo of Sweet n Savory Cafe
Sweet n Savory Cafe68 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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Seagull's Nest-NEW LISTING! JUST STEPS TO OCEAN!
$345 per night
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No Bad Daze - 1 Block To Beach
$75 per night
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Seaside Sanctuary
$145 per night
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HEARTofWB!-Upper Unit
$206 per night
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Serenity Now! Family friendly--steps from WB!
$260 per night
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106 Diggin' the Sand
$123 per night
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Waterfront Home with incredible Sunrise & Sunset
$198 per night
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Beautiful, renovated cottage-in the HEART of WB!!
$292 per night
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Top floor Beach Nest.
$239 per night
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🏖 2BR 2BA Wrightsville Beach Condo w Ocean Views🏖
$187 per night
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Lollipop Sunset Wrightsville Beach
$340 per night
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Home in Carolina Beach
Fabulous penthouse condo only steps to the beach.
$210 per night
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Wrightsville Beach beach condos

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The Bungalow Lounge - Cozy Lower Unit
$132 per night
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Respite by the Sea
$170 per night
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Wrightsville Beach Charmer with Ocean View!
$95 per night
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Step Onto the Beach! Inviting Oceanfront Suite
$126 per night
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Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$99 per night
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Condo in Wrightsville Beach
Cozy Coastal Getaway Walking Distance to Beach
$100 per night
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A Swell Life | Walking Distance to Ocean+King Bed
$160 per night
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Shell of a Vibe Beach Condo - Oceanfront and Chill
$151 per night
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Salt Life Surf House Walking Distance to the Beach
$100 per night
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☀️Seaside Sanctuary with Private Beach Access☀️
$82 per night
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Oceanfront Condo-1A-Pet Friendly! Linens Provided!
$86 per night
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Condo in Wilmington
Waterway View Studio(Pool, King, close to Beach)
$61 per night
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Beach cottage rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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Wrightsville Beach Haven East Henderson Street
$125 per night
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Roy's at Wrightsville
$315 per night
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Lumina Cottage- 6 bedrooms + water views
$575 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
CB Bungalow 3 | Short Walk to Beach, Bars, Dining
$81 per night
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Cottage in Wrightsville Beach
Blue Lagoon
$360 per night
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Your perfect getaway awaits in this beach
$174 per night
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Creekside Cottage Waterfront Dock Access
$149 per night
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5BR/3BA ocean view with rocking chair front porch!
$463 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
CB Surf Lodge Upper Unit - Ocean View!
$99 per night
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The Prickly Pear Cottage across street from Beach
$327 per night
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Cottage in Wilmington
Fishing, kayaking & beaching on Masonboro Sound
$173 per night
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Cottage in Carolina Beach
The Flying Sea Cow
$240 per night
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Your guide to Wrightsville Beach

Introduction

Encompassing an island as well as its namesake beach, North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach is one of the oldest established beach communities in the country, first documented in the 1720s. Its origins as a tourist town go back to 1889, when the area railroad company built tracks from neighboring Wilmington across the Banks Channel to transport visitors to the ocean. Bolstered by its natural beauty and yacht club, which is one of the oldest in the country, Wrightsville Beach began to draw regular vacationers, and an entertainment-driven construction boom followed. In the early 1900s, massive hotels opened with dance halls and entertainment, making the small beach town a tour stop for popular big bands. Though Wilmington’s neighboring beaches, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, are well known for watersports and recreation, Wrightsville Beach maintains its family-friendly allure, picture-perfect beach, and centuries-old history as one of the most appealing oceanfront destinations on the East Coast.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wrightsville Beach?

Wrightsville Beach has a subtropical climate characterized by mild winters, with highs in the mid-50s Fahrenheit, and hot, humid summers with highs in the lower 90s. Summers can be sticky, pushing the area’s heat index toward 100 degrees at its peak, perfect for playing in the water. The push and pull of warm Atlantic Ocean waters in relation to storm system tracks puts Wrightsville Beach at risk of tropical storms. If you’re traveling during hurricane season, which peaks in September, pay extra attention to local weather reports.


What are the top things to do in Wrightsville Beach?

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier

Constructed in the 1930s and nearly destroyed after a series of hurricanes in the 1990s, Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier was rebuilt in 2002 from reinforced concrete and is open 24/7 year-round. The modern pier is plenty wide for the crowds who walk it, and multiple spots accommodate the scores of anglers casting their lines on any given day — or night, as after-dark fishing is popular here.

Wrightsville Beach Park

Located in the heart of town and bordered by water in all directions, this family-friendly park attracts locals for tennis, basketball, soccer, and volleyball, and kids of all ages to its colorful playground. It’s also host to special events throughout the year, including Wrightsville Beach’s summer concert series.

The Loop

Circling the interior of the island, this 2.5-mile fitness trail runs through the heart of Wrightsville Beach in the center of town, straddling the mainland and the namesake beach. It’s especially popular with runners, walkers, and dog-walkers. Fantastic views abound.