From toddlers to teens, find plenty of family-friendly things to do and places to stay with kids’ programs and outdoor amenities in Wrightsville Beach. Unleash your child’s imagination on a pirate cruise to search for treasure on a private island. Dine at restaurants with menus curated for kids along with adult fresh catch specials and places to fuel up on sweet treats between adventures. Discover a garden oasis with native flowers and a children's splash fountain. Check out our guide to family trip ideas for kids of all ages.

Suit up for Summer

Wrightsville Beach is known for world-class watersports and crystal blue waters. Learn to shred the waves with wakeboarding and surf day-camps. Dive one of the few shorelines in the world where high concentrations of prehistoric Megalodon teeth reside. Learn to sail from an expert or charter a sunset cruise. From beginner-level lessons to active guided SUP excursions to remote islands, there’s an adrenaline rush just your speed.

Outdoor Events

Participate in the Spanish Mackerel Open on June 12, or watch anglers weigh in their catch at Motts Channel Seafood. Head to nearby Airlie Gardens to relax under the live oaks during the Airlie Gardens Concert Series, every first and third Thursday, July through September. Check out the larger-than-life Owls art exhibit throughout the garden grounds while there. Paddle out for a guided kayak and yoga adventure to Masonboro Island July 12.

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