Escape to one of the "South's Best Beach Towns," as voted by readers of Southern Living Magazine, for a vacation filled with family-friendly activities. Bring your little ones to the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center to learn about the island's unique ecosystem at Touch Tank Tuesdays, which return June 7. Hang ten with your teens and tweens in the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina with lessons from local outfitters like WB Surf Camp or Indo Jax Surf School. Fuel your adventures with kid-approved eats like a fresh hotdog from The Trolly Stop or Baja Fish Fingers from Tower 7. Stroll around The Loop with the entire family and indulge in something sweet from The Original Ice Cream Stand. From toddlers and beyond, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Wrightsville Beach.
Girls' Getaway
Round up your best gal pals for an island getaway. Enjoy wellness activities, delicious local cuisine, spring blooms and more. Shop ‘til you drop at local boutiques or go on a water adventure with Blockade Runner Surf to Sound Adventures, Wrightsville SUP or other local outfitters. Sip on locally crafted brews at Flying Machine Taproom + Kitchen or enjoy a Twilight Cocktail or sunset harbor cruise.
Opt for Outdoor Dining
Peak patio season is here! Indulge in spectacular ocean views and local seafood on the pier at Oceanic. Enjoy southern-inspired cuisine on South Beach Grill’s patio overlooking the scenic Banks Channel. Watch boats cruise by and enjoy weekly live music at Bluewater Waterfront Grill. Or, embrace the sunshine on the dog-friendly patio while enjoying one of Poe’s Tavern’s signature burgers.
For those watersports enthusiasts, shopaholics, environmentalists and more, Wrightsville Beach offers island exploration tailored to your interests. Gear up for a water adventure by shopping local at South End Surf Shop or Annex Surf Supply. Then, hit the water with SUP lessons from Cape Fear Paddleboarding, a charter with Wrightsville Performance Sailing or a kayak tour with Wrightsville Kayak Co. Learn about sustainability efforts with a guided eco-tour to Masonboro Island with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours or hear about conservation aboard their Masonboro Birding Tour. Foodies will enjoy authentic Panamanian flavors at nearby Ceviche’s or fresh, locally-sourced seafood at Shark Bar & Kitchen. Plan your personalized getaway and discover more of what you love in Wrightsville Beach.
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