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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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Chequers-Chequers: Experience a true classic Wrightsville Beach cottage built in 1940

Imagine rocking away on your covered, wraparound ocean front porch relaxing and watching the waves roll in. Best of all, you’re just steps to the beach! Enjoy an unforgettable vacation in this historic 5 bedroom, 3 bath single family ocean front cottage. Built in 1940, it has a blend of the traditional and the modern. The main level features a nicely appointed open kitchen/living area - a great gathering place after a day in the sun. Enjoy dining in the cozy, outside enclosed porch.

$310 per night
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Paradox-Paradox: Gorgeous and inviting beach house only a few steps to the ocean

***On January 28, 2022, construction of a neighboring residence began. This work may have an impact on noise levels in the vicinity. The town of Wrightsville Beach has an ordinance which prohibits work beginning before 8:00 am, although, the workforce may arrive on-site before 8:00am. For updates, please contact our office directly. *** This is not a paradox but the real thing! Have a fantastic vacation in this stunning, sound side 5 bedroom 4.

$319 per night

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Beach house rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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The Sailor's Lodge-The Sailor's Lodge: A True Gem of a Classic Beach Cottage on the Canal
$120 per night
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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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Beach Times-Beach Times: Unique Single Family Home on the Ocean Close to Kure Beach Pier
$138 per night
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"Heaven on Heron"
$264 per night
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Wrightsville Getaway | Unbeatable Location & Views
$418 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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Seagull's Nest-NEW LISTING! JUST STEPS TO OCEAN!
$400 per night
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Avalon-Avalon: Sound Front Pet Friendly Cottage With Boat House and Panoramic Views
$173 per night
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"Candlewood Sands" cottage suite #1
$251 per night
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🏖 2BR 2BA Wrightsville Beach Condo w Ocean Views🏖
$416 per night
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The Bohemian Beach Haven, Beachfront on CB
$445 per night
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Rare Updated Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach Home
$568 per night

Wrightsville Beach beach condos

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Michael-Michael: Grand oceanfront condo with breathtaking views of the north end
$177 per night
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Step Onto the Beach! Inviting Oceanfront Suite
$204 per night
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Bosley-Bosley: Updated Oceanfront Condo Only a Short Stroll to the Boardwalk
$102 per night
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Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
$272 per night
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☀️Beachfront Bliss with Private Beach Access☀️
$203 per night
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Penthouse @ The Cabana-Overlooking CB Boardwalk
$199 per night
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Gorgeous 3BD/3BA OceanFront Condo on Wrightsville
$273 per night
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Madrid-Madrid: Walk to the boardwalk from your oceanfront condo w/ easy beach access
$91 per night
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Over the Dunes-Over the Dunes: Breathtaking views from this beautifully decorated condo
$171 per night
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Gardner-Gardner: Updated 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo in Ocean Dunes Resort
$114 per night
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BEACHFRONT w/ pool, near boardwalk, great views!
$204 per night
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☀️Oceanfront Serenity with Private Beach Access☀️
$205 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.