A fall escape to Wrightsville Beach is greeted by mild temperatures, warm waves and fewer crowds with plenty of your favorite summer activities still in season. Enjoy live music, waterfront views and fresh-to-table fare at Bluewater Waterfront Grill and Oceanic during their music series through Sept. 24 and Sept. 28, respectively. Take a SUP lesson from local outfitters or book a private sunset cruise with YachtSource, La Dee Dah Sunset Cruises or Awesome Adventures. Cheer on competitors as they bike, swim and run from Wrightsville Beach to downtown Wilmington Oct. 21 during Ironman 70.3. Indulge in a private dinner with friends from a celebrated local chef on Masonboro Island with Epic Excursions. Support the island’s own Lighthouse Beer & Wine as they host two days of festival fun in downtown Wilmington during the Voracious Rare Beer Festival Oct. 27 and Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival Oct. 28.
Reserve & Relax

Elevate your fall getaway with Wrightsville Beach’s array of accommodations. From oceanfront full-service resort hotels to vacation rentals fit with all the comforts of home, the island offers something to fit your autumn getaway vibe. Stay in style during your island escape.

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Find Unique Coastal Experiences 

If you love visiting Wrightsville Beach for its crystal blue waters, wellness activities, watersports and more, then you'll like these day trip activities in nearby Wilmington to complement your island stay.

  • Find your Zen on the Crystal Pier during a Pier Yoga Class, then take your practice to the deck of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA for a scenic yoga session overlooking historic downtown Wilmington. This class is offered select days through Nov. 6.
  • Enjoy an island sunset cruise on our crystal blue waters, then stroll downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk to board and set sail for a river sunset cruise with Wilmington Water Tours or Cape Fear River Boat along the Cape Fear River.
  • Walk or jog The Loop around and through our town, then stroll the manicured trails and enjoy the seasonal blooms at nearby Airlie Gardens. Visit the garden's seasonal butterfly house and be sure to visit the 500 year-old Airlie Oak.
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