Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels

Our Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels guide will provide you with everything you need to plan your stay in Wrightsville Beach. Wrightsville Beach is home to five miles of wide, sandy beaches, beautiful crystal blue water, and stunning views surrounding the island. Wrightsville Beach is located in Southeastern North Carolina, and will make the ultimate family vacation destination. Activities range from fishing to paddle boarding, surfing or just relaxing on the beach. Wrightsville offers activities for everyone. You can visit all the Best North Carolina Beaches here.

Wrightsville Beach Weather – When to Visit

The best times to visit Wrightsville Beach, is from March to May (temperatures from high 60s to low 80s by end of May) and September to November (temperatures from high 80s to low 60s by end of November) when room rates and temperatures drop from their summertime highs. The months between June and August are considered high season, when vacationers descend on the city and nearby beaches. The winter months of December, January and February (temperatures from high 50s to low 60s) are characterized by cold weather and a deserted city.

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Wrightsville Beach

There is plenty of water sports and outdoor activities at Wrightsville Beach. This is North Carolina's most accessible beach located just 8.5 miles from Wilmington.

Rated top surfing towns in the world by National Geographic, enjoy the world-class waves with a surf lesson or SUP tour. Take out a sailboat on the Intracoastal Waterway, jog “The Loop” fitness trail or discover wildlife on Masonboro Island. Fish on Johnnie Mercers Pier, take a fishing charter or go on a scenic cruise. There's is plenty to do at Wrightsville Beach.

Best Wrightsville Beach Tours & Activities by Viator

Sunset Sail Tour from Wrightsville Beach

Cruise through the waters of Wrightsville Beach aboard a 42-foot (13-meter) yacht during this small-group coastal sailing adventure. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding waterways and barrier islands, and catch a glimpse of marine life. Soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and light refreshments are provided on board the boat. Plus, choose from morning, afternoon, or sunset cruises to best suit your schedule. Learn more about the Sunset Sail Tour.

Wrightsville Beach Fishing Trips

Let Capt. Jennings Rose of North State Guide Service take you to fish and explore the water around Wrightsville Beach! We are dedicated to ensuring you have a excellent experience on the water. Fishing trips, family outings, scenic cruises and dolphin tours; we've got you covered! Over 10 years of professional guiding experience. Learn more about the Wrightsville Beach Fishing Trips.

Afternoon Sail

Take a 2.0 hour sailing cruise on a Sparkman and Stephens Sailing Yacht. With your small-group, engage on this classic 42 ft yacht, that accommodates a 6 passenger maximum for an intimate cruise through the waters of Wrightsville Beach. This tour is a spectacular way to see the waterways, barrier islands, and marine life surrounding Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Learn more about the Afternoon Sail.

Private Charter

The captain works with the guest to design a custom outing based on his 30 years of cruising experience in the local area. With knowledge of the local sea conditions and coastal ecology. you build a custom experience. Learn more about the Private Charter.

Best Wrightsville Beach Restaurants

Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill $11 – 30

Baja Fish Tacos, Prickly Pear Margaritas and specials all week long. Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill offers fresh Mexican Cuisine with a local twist. Also good for vegetarians and those who keep a gluten free diet. Telephone: 910-256-8585 Web: Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill

The Bridge Tender $11 – 30

At the foot of the Wrightsville Beach Draw Bridge is a restaurant well known to locals – the Bridge Tender Restaurant! They have a great patio with huge bay windows for those looking to sit inside and still enjoy the view. Telephone: 910-256-4519 Web: The Bridge Tender

South Beach Grill $11 – 30

Get a taste of good old Southern comfort at the South Beach Grill. They serve up local food with a Southern twist. Their crispy Southern Fried Pickles are a must-eat appetizer! Telephone: 910-256-4646 Web: South Beach Grill

Poe's Tavern $11 – 30

House-ground Angus beef makes for the perfect burger at Poe's Tavern. Enjoy with their hand-cut french fries and a craft beer and you'll go back again and again. Their huge selection of craft beer rotates on a regular basis, so you're sure to find something you love. Telephone: 910-509-2739 Web: Poe's Tavern

Bluewater Waterfront Grill $11 – 30

Enjoy Carolina coastal cuisine at its finest at Bluewater Waterfront Grill. They have a great outdoor patio and offer a summer music series so you can enjoy a delicious meal with local music. Telephone: 910-256-8500 Web: Bluewater Waterfront Grill

Best Wrightsville Beach Nightlife

Blockade Runner Lounge

The poolside bar offers guests a covered area to enjoy the salt air, while the modern glass-encased lounge inside the hotel offers visitors a garden lawn view and a glimpse of the beach’s horizon. Telephone: 866-884-5781 Web: Blockade Runner Lounge

22 North

An array of menu items awaits you at 22 North on North Lumina Avenue and for late night, a pool table and booth seating offers guests a chance to relax and enjoy life at the beach. Telephone: 910-509-0177 Web: 22 North

Gabby’s Lounge at the Holiday Inn SunSpree

One of the lounges located within the hotel, open from late morning until… Live entertainment is featured on the weekends and outdoor seating is available. Telephone: 910-256-2231 Web: Gabby's Lounge at the Holiday Inn SunSpree

Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill

To catch up on all the games you missed while lounging seaside and catch a quick bite to eat, pop over to Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill. The tantalizing treats off the late night menu are served until they close up shop at 2 a.m. Telephone: 910-256-8286 Web: Jerry Allen's Sports Bar & Grill

King Neptune’s Pirate Lounge

The lounge at King Neptune’s offers visitors a peek into the life of a pirate. With Jolly Rogers flags and pirate memorabilia mounted on every inch of the walls. Telephone: 910-333-6688 Web: King Neptune's Pirate Lounge

Best Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels

26 Comments

  1. Kokontala

    Hi, I’m pleased to meet you. I have gone through the fascinating information you have shared. I love travelling and exploring the world, and I’m really thrilled to come across Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels, Tours and activities, and the weather there. Everything seems just amazing, I’m pretty sure that anyone would die to go there. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome!  I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to my Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels guide.

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  2. ReddingVic

    Leah!  This is a fabulous site!  Comprehensive, informative, and entertaining!  Plus, you offer insights and ideas I would not have considered myself as I am from the Midwest!  Growing up on Lake Michigan has made me a beach snob, not feeling the need to travel to other destinations for beach time.  Your site introduces your reader to the beauty of the ocean side beach and ambiance of ocean side leisure.  Definitely a site I will refer to when considering east coast vacation time!  Your site is beautiful to navigate with your photos and videos.  

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for your comments 🙂  I am so glad you enjoyed Beach Travel Destinations.  On another note,  I’m a beach snob too!  I live in Clearwater Florida!

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  3. Mohammad

    Can’t wait to get holidaying again! When will the world go back to normal??? Wrightsville Beach looks very enticing and a good place for a get away once we can. Hotels seem a possibly a bit pricey though… So will probably need to save up a bit first, especially as flights from UK won’t be that cheap either.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I think “normal” will be back fairly soon.  I know here the vaccinations are happening pretty quickly.  I know that the airlines lowered their fares to get customers.  But I think they will be back to normal soon, if not now.  Yes, hotels are a little pricey, but so worth it!

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  4. Anastazja

    Once again, you have offered a complete guide to this particular beach from activities to hotels and even nightlife. I am from Monterey in California.  We have spectacular beaches but only a very few offer all the amenities that you have described here.  As well, the water is too cold for swimming without a wetsuit most of the year.  This is another stop added to our itinerary as we plan our trip east.  Hopefully, things will open up enough by then to allow this to happen.  Thanks for this comprehensive article.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I agree the water is freezing there!  I live in Florida and spent the past weekend at the beach with friends.  The water was great.  Here pretty soon it will feel like a bath tub.  So I enjoy right now when it is refreshing.  I think you will enjoy the variety at North Carolina beaches.  Thanks for the visit to beach travel destinations.

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  5. Max

    Wrightsville Beach sounds like it has a little something for everyone.  I think I’d love to try out the afternoon sail tour, since it sounds a little quieter and relaxing, but still offering amazing sights and information about the area.  I am actually intrigued by how it’s empty by the winter time, since at least that means a visit would be quieter and would almost feel like we have the beach to ourselves, even though there would be fewer activities to find.  Thanks for the great information.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Max, thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Alblue

    Thanks for writing a small review of Wrightsville Beach. There is so many beaches that I want to visit for my summer holiday later, and this one sounds promising. However, is Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill the only restaurant there to provide vegetarian and gluten-free food? Also, is there a beach resort around there? I want to check my itinerary if it’s possible to stay there for a night. Thanks.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok, for gluten free go here and for vegetarian restaurants go here.  The best beach side resorts are The Sandpeddler Inn & SuitesHoliday Inn Resorts Wrightsville Beach, and the Shell Island Resort.   I hope this helps.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.com

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  7. Abel

    Hello. Thank you for giving us all these lodging options. There are several things I like about Wrightsville beach. Here is my list.

    1. Crystal clear water.

    2. Waves perfect for surfing.

    3. A town brimming with a beach vibe (and Wilmington just a short drive away) 

    4. But what I like the most is the gorgeous water!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Abel, 100% !  Thanks for visiting my Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels guide.

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  8. MIchel

    It certainly looks like North Carolina has it all. The video is really good, and it makes me want to take a holiday right now and be there on those beautiful beaches. It certainly does seem like there is something for everyone there, from the beauty of the beaches to the activities in the day and the nightlife to look forward to.

    Pity that at the moment COVID is putting a stop to many people’s travel plans, including mine, as I was supposed to visit the US this year. I am hoping I don’t have to wait too long to do this. Do you have a particular favorite place to stay there?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      North Carolina certainly does have some great beaches, and plenty to keep you busy as well.  I hope you can visit soon!

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  9. Nedia

    Hi, thanks for this great article on Wrghtsville Beach, this place looks amazing, I also like that kind of weather around March and May since it is almost winter were I currently live. it is interesting to know that this beach is rated top surfing towns in the world, this is definitely worth the visit! thanks again for sharing this article, as a travel lover I enjoyed this!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed my Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels post.  Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments!

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  10. Carmen

    As you describe your holiday destination at Wrightsville Beach, it looks like a wonderful place. Especially since I love the beaches. And here are 5 miles of beaches. And my husband would love such a vacation, because he loves beer. Thanks also for the presentation of the best hotels. You did a thorough research. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well Carmen, a good cold beer is nice to have on a hot day at the beach!  Both of you would have a great time 🙂  Thanks for visiting my Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels guide.

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  11. Alex Chivers

    Hi Leah,  Me again my 3rd post of yours I’m reading now.  Is Wrightsville near the Brunswick Islands?  I’ve just had a quick watch of the video the blue waters look amazing and the beaches look like paradise.  Not sure if I would ever visit quite a long list for me of places I’d like to go but again thanks for sharing 👍

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It’s about an hour drive from Wrightsville Beach to the Brunswick Islands.  It’d be worth the day trip.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  12. Jean

    The Holiday Inn is always a family favorite and this one featured in your article doesn’t seem to disappoint, the guest rating is excellent and a great gym is always a must for me when I book any hotel. The rooms look modern and spacious and you are met with a great view once you step outside.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes Jean, this particular Holiday Inn on Wrightsville Beach is a great choice, at a beautiful destination for sure.  Thanks for visiting my Wrightsville Beach Oceanfront Hotels guide.

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  13. Aly

    What great memories this brought back of visiting Wrightsville Beach in NC as a child! These are beautiful beaches that are perfect for relaxing with the family. I haven’t been back as an adult, so it’s nice to see what nightlife options I might want to check out now that I am older.

    Also, visitors to the area should tour the battleship in nearby Wilmington for a very unique experience! Thanks for highlighting this great beach destination!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Aly, and yes the battleship would be a great tour!  Thanks for leaving me comments 🙂

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