Get away to enjoy all your favorite summer-like activities complemented by fall's mild temperatures and fewer crowds. Step up your fitness routine with a jog around The Loop or pack a yoga mat to take your practice on the beach or in an island garden. Find a fresh perspective with an eco-adventure to an uninhabited island. Grab your friends for a day of boutique shopping or a group surfing lesson. Savor fresh-to-table fare with waterfront views and find your new favorite fall brew. There's no better time to escape to Wrightsville Beach.

SUP competitors on the water in Wrightsville Beach.

Enjoy the Ride

Outdoor activities fuel our active island lifestyle, and with the waters still warm from summer, catch a wave with a surfing lesson or test your balance with a SUP class on the Intracoastal Waterway well into fall. Cheer on professional surfers at the WBLA Longboard Pro-Am Oct. 16. Hone your SUP skills at the 10th annual Carolina Cup, which offers clinics and demos daily from Nov. 4-7, and then stay to watch the SUP pros race around the island. Want to hang ten with the locals? Discover these best surf spots for an adventure in Wrightsville Beach's crystal-blue waters this fall. 

Diners eating on the patio at Fish House Grill restaurant in Wrightsville Beach.

Indulge in Open-Air Fare

There's no shortage of outdoor events and dining options here. Take in panoramic ocean views while dining on the pier at Oceanic Restaurant or savor fresh local seafood and watch the boats cruise by at Fish House Grill. Support Wrightsville Beach's own Lighthouse Beer & Wine at their annual festival Oct. 30 featuring 300+ beers and 100+ wines. Sample the island's diverse fare at the annual Taste of Wrightsville Beach Nov. 6 featuring more than 40 local food, wine and beer vendors. The great outdoors and fresh salt air is always an option in Wrightsville Beach.

Expanse of the beach at Masonboro Island.
Make the most of your coastal getaway with scenic adventures and stylish stays in Wrightsville Beach. Visit the longest undisturbed barrier island ecosystem in southern North Carolina at Masonboro Island. Go on a water-based adventure with Blockade Runner's Surf-to-Sound Adventures, North Carolina's only resort to offer sailing, fishing, kayaking, SUP and eco-tour activities. Stay just steps from the beach and take in spectacular waterfront views at one of three oceanfront resorts or other island accommodations. Fall is the perfect time to treat yourself to an island getaway filled with relaxation and luxury in Wrightsville Beach.
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