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2-bedroomcondo at Lumina Ave Wrightsville Beach
Entire condominium (condo) · 6 guests · 5 beds · 1 bath

2-bedroomcondo at Lumina Ave Wrightsville BeachPrime location in the heart of Wrightsville Beach. Steps away from the beach, surf shops, grocery store, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and ice cream shops. Condo is well equipped with a full kitchen, WIFI, Smart TV, washer and dryer, and parking included. Make your stay as active or laid back as you want, as endless water sports and outdoor activities are readily available for everyone to enjoy. Disconnect from the routine, recharge, and create wonderful memories with the whole family.

Just Shy of The Bridge
Entire condominium (condo) · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Just Shy of The BridgeModern twist on vintage condo just steps from the Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge, and top-tier local restaurants! Located on the famous Airlie Road just steps from the Intracoastal Waterway. There are so many great restaurants within walking distance! The Bridge Tender, Fish House, Dockside, Bluewater, Ceviches, and Poe’s to name a few. With the beach being only 1 mile away and many other activities at your fingertips, there’s plenty to see and do within the area!

Step Onto the Beach!  Inviting Oceanfront Suite
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Entire condominium (condo) · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1.5 baths

Step Onto the Beach! Inviting Oceanfront SuiteNestled on the northern tip of Wrightsville Beach. This ocean front suite occupies an ideal waterfront location flanking the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Our hideaway is steps away from unmatched views of Figure Eight Island and Mason's Inlet along more than 3,000 feet of sand and surf. Some of the resort amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, dining in an on-site restaurant and ocean front lounge, and a poolside tiki bar with grill.

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Lumina by the Sea Retreat
$175 per night
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Chic suite in the heart of Wrightsville Beach
$155 per night
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The Farmhouse at the White Barn Compound
$145 per night
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Waterway Treehouse Updated Condo Perfect Location
$165 per night
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The Love Shack
$85 per night
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The Hidden Gem - 5 Mins to Wrightsville Beach 🏖
$79 per night
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Shorebreak Retreat
$183 per night
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The White Barn Apartment
$126 per night
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The Annex at the White Barn Compound
$129 per night
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Vintage Beach Bungalow Oceanview Surf Shack
$229 per night
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Bamboo Bungalow * 1 BR Suite with Private Entrance
$85 per night
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'The Great Escape - Part 2' with Private Hot Tub!
$131 per night

Your guide to Wrightsville Beach

All About Wrightsville Beach

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.

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