Wrightsville Beach Travel Guide
View from the bridge
View from the bridge
learning to surf
Good Morning Atlantic Waves!
Have not found any yet....I may need to go back!
In a nutshell
a wonderful beach community
Johnnie Mercer's Pier
This fishing pier is a real piece of Americana brought up to date by a renovation several years ago. You can walk out on the pier, go fishing on the pier, eat at the greasy spoon diner (delicious if unhealthy food!) to the accompaniment of a TV permanently tuned to ESPN,...
Walk "The Loop"
"The Loop" is a 2 1/2 mile designated area for walking, jogging and bike riding. It is pet friendly and definitely worth checking out. There are small park area's set up along the way to rest if you need to. There seemed to be people on it 24/7. It is a nice way to take in...
Wasn't too enthused with this.I should have read the brochures before going.It was basically an old cottage that someone said "hey let's fill it with beach trivia and call it a museum". And they did.I guess if you are into that life style, then seeing a half-dozen rooms of...
put on walking shoes or grab a bike....
There is so much beautiful scenery within the one mile strip of Wrightsville beach (both on the ocean and the harbor sides) that you can spend several hours and lots of film taking it all in (I know we did).for those too lazy to walk or bike, you an look at the beach...
Holiday Inn Wrightsville Beach
3 Reviews and 240 Opinions The GOOD is: right on the beach; large clean room (kingsize bed and jacuzzi); full bathroom...
1 Review and 433 Opinions On a spur of the moment decision to get out of town and spend some needed stressless time on the...
Indochine - a Far East Cafe: Incredible Exotic Tropical Asian Atmosphere
We LOVE Thai food. We also love Vietnamese food. Indochine does both extraordinarily well, and in a setting that is simply the most beautiful and evocative of what you could ever imagine a far eastern tropical paradise to look like. Located along Market Street, which is a...
South Beach Grill: The Locals place on Wrightsville
This place looks like a burger joint but what a nice surprise at dinner. white table cloths and candlelight set a nice mood but its casual too. The food is mostly local seafood with a creative flair.The dining room is small and I prefer to sit outside on the patio. The...
Blue Water Grill: An American Grill
This restaurant has a waterfront deck. When we were there, it was too windy and cold to eat out there, (pictured) although some people did. In the evening it would be a good place to take in the sunset. I picked this place to eat because I thought we might be able to watch...
Verandah Cafe Restaurant: in the hotel....
Guess they couldn't decide whether it was a cafe or a restaurant. And only a small part of the restaurant is actually on the verandah.But the food was good. The day was windy (like it often is along the beach) so we ate indoors with a great view of the beach.The restaurant...
Wilmington, Nc is just south...
Wilmington, Nc is just south of Wrightsville Beach. From Route 132, take route 74 east (Eastwood Road) onto Harbor Island, then Route 76 onto Wrightsville Beach. (74 also goes to Wrightsville Beach, a bit further north - Wrightsville Beach runs north/South).
PHOTO: UNDER JONNIE MERCER'S PIER ALONG WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH. If you stay near to where Route 76 intersects Lumina Ave. on Wrightsville Beach you can walk to the village area for groceries and a few excellent restaurants. If you have a car or bicycle be sure to explore Wrightsville Beach from one end to the other.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Lighthouse Beer & Wine: Your One Stop Party Shop
I took this picture because of the name of the shop (I'm 'into' lighthouses). We do not drink, so we did not buy anything here.
The International Beer Festival is usually sometime in mid October.
What to buy: Hundreds of wines from around the world and over 300 different international beers as well as hard to find microbrews.
One of North Carolina’s largest keg selections with access to hundreds of different beers.
Official, infamous Lighthouse Beer & Wine apparel which includes: T-shirts, sweatshirts, beach towels, and hats
Updated Feb 24, 2007
Address: 220 Causeway Drive | Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Stay at the Beach!
Especially in winter, WB is wonderful!Not so many yankees!Summer sux because they've started charging $1.50/hr to park!"Welcome to Wrightsville Beach - now GO HOME!"This is the local motto, but don't let it bother you unless you're a yankee... ;-)
Wrightsville Beach is a...
Wrightsville Beach is a popular hangout for university students from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, which is only a few miles away.
no safety issues
davecallahan 2821 reviews
This upscale resort area is nearly free of crime risk according to the crime reports.
About the only crime in the area is the rip-off that the hotels do to their customers in charging such outrageous prices.
Other than that, the area should be considered especially safe.
Have a pleasant visit here.
Written Apr 17, 2007
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Day Trip to Another Era
A great half-day excursion from the beach is a trip to Orton Plantation Gardens. We visited mid-week, in early September and had the whole place completely to ourselves! There is a self-guided tour pamphlet that gives you a map through the 20 acre gardens which surround a...
The likelihood of you visiting...
The likelihood of you visiting Wrightsville and not seeing Wilmington is pretty low, but just in case you were considering it, DON'T SKIP WILMINGTON! It's a really cool town.
MM 283.3 Wrightsville Yacht Club and Marina
The Wrightsville Yacht Club seems to be fairly secretive - they have a website (below) but you have to be authorized to enter it.The Wrightsville Beach Marina on the other hand is on the eastern shore of the ICW, just south of the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge, they have...
Atlantic Marine is one of the largest dealers of Regulator, Edgewater, and Pathfinder boats and they also have used boats as well as storage. This is not a place that we would be interested it - primarily small motor boats. So I cannot speak to the quality of their work and...
MM 283 Anchorage
The main Wrightsville Beach Anchorage is to port as you head south through the bascule bridge. Green marker "29" is the first of a series of channel markers to lead you to the Motts Channel. (This is the one we missed as it had fallen off the pole.) Follow the channel until...
Beach and Boats
The sunset.Wrightsville Beach is a beach town accessed from the mainland via a bascule bridge. They seem to have figured out that they have two separate tourist groups - the regular beach people in the summer and the boat people in the winter. And that if you let people...
Beach houses line Wrightsville...
Beach houses line Wrightsville Beach's white sandy shoreline and provide an impressive view whether facing water or land.
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