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Seaside Sanctuary

Our cozy oceanfront apartment is located directly on the highly sought after South End of Wrightsville Beach overlooking the jetty, and just south of the Oceanic and Crystal pier. You can relax on your patio overlooking a beautiful lawn and seascape of sand and waves. The views are spectacular! This end of the beach is primarily residential so it’s more private and less crowded, a paradise not to be missed.

$178 per night
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Surf Charlotte-Surf Charlotte: Relax with the whole family at this wonderful seaside retreat

This charming cottage is the right spot for your next family vacation! Just one house away from the beach and a short stroll to the local restaurants and shops, Surf Charlotte perfectly blends convenience and privacy. The spacious deck is perfect for outdoor dining, soaking in the sun, or just enjoying the ocean and local wildlife. The cottage welcomes you with open arms and you will know you made the right choice as soon as you walk through the front door!

$302 per night
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Fritz-Fritz:Perfect single family cottage one block from pier

The “Fritz” home is located at the desirable south end of Wrightsville Beach between South Lumina and Waynick Blvd. on a quiet cul-de-sac. This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, single family cottage has a great front deck for sunning, entertaining or just relaxing! It is just a short stroll to either the nearby sound or ocean access. The Oceanic Restaurant and Crystal Pier are close by so drop in for lunch or beverages.

$147 per night

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Beach house rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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Reel Simple-Reel Simple: Classic beachfront cottage feels like home with plenty of room
$275 per night
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Chequers-Chequers: Experience a true classic Wrightsville Beach cottage built in 1940
$310 per night
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"Heaven on Heron"
$264 per night
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Seagull's Nest-NEW LISTING! JUST STEPS TO OCEAN!
$400 per night
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Crane-Crane:Magnificent view from two private decks at this amazing oceanfront home
$413 per night
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🏖 2BR 2BA Wrightsville Beach Condo w Ocean Views🏖
$416 per night
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Wrightsville Getaway | Unbeatable Location & Views
$418 per night
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Sunset Cottage-LUXURY WATERFRONT! STEPS TO BEACH
$879 per night
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Rare Updated Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach Home
$568 per night
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Parker #2-Parker #2:Inexpensive,oceanfront unit near the pier with spanning ocean views
$89 per night
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Low Tide-Low Tide: Enjoy the sun setting over the water on your sandy beach!
$139 per night
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Barker, Upper Unit-Barker Upper: Location! Steps Away From Ocean And Johnnie Mercers Pier!
$186 per night

Wrightsville Beach beach condos

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Step Onto the Beach! Inviting Oceanfront Suite
$204 per night
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Michael-Michael: Grand oceanfront condo with breathtaking views of the north end
$177 per night
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Shell of a Vibe Beach Condo - Oceanfront and Chill
$294 per night
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Sandpiper Suite 206
$260 per night
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Oceanfront Penthouse Suite on Wrightsville Beach
$323 per night
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The Loft
$316 per night
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Gorgeous 3BD/3BA OceanFront Condo on Wrightsville
$273 per night
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Oceanfront Condo in Heart of Wrightsville Beach
$449 per night
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Waterfront Condo on Wrightsville Beach
$529 per night
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Top Floor- Ocean View +Beach w/Pool, and Tennis
$595 per night
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Blue Wave Dreams
$271 per night
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Sandy Bottoms
$220 per night

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.


How do I get around Wrightsville Beach?

Thanks to its proximity to neighboring Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach is North Carolina’s most accessible beach by car — and, in turn, via airport. Just 20 minutes away, Wilmington International Airport (ILM) serves eight destinations across the Midwest and East Coast. Alternatively, travelers will find additional options via one of the other major airports in the region: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is about 2.5 hours northwest; or Charleston International Airport (CHS), about 3.5 hours south, depending on traffic. The town of Wrightsville Beach has an abundance of metered parking spots, which are enforced from March through October. But especially during the warm months, bicycling is a great way to get around and explore this 4-mile-long island. Bike rentals are available around town, and many roadways include designated bicycle lanes.


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.