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Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals

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Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo with pool
Relax at our ocean front condo close to the best of Carolina Beach but far enough from the hustle to enjoy the quiet and amazing views! Walk south to enjoy shopping, restaurants, music and entertainment at our family friendly boardwalk. Or walk north to fish and grab a drink at the pier. Bring your bikes, golf cart, as well as beach and pool toys and store them in the unit’s garage. Pull out sofa bed in lvng room allows you to accommodate up to 4 guests. Come make memories at our beautiful CB.
$192 per night
Condo in Wrightsville Beach
Cozy Coastal Getaway Walking Distance to Beach
A peaceful beach vacation experience is exactly what this home provides. Being just 2 minute walking distance from the ocean, this home provides the perfect location, along with a cozy space for retreat. Being surrounded by multiple local's favorite restaurants, shops, and water sports, this home is sure to please your small group! -Top tier 1Gb High Speed Wifi in each unit -300ft to Public Beach Access -100ft to Local Restaurants -55" TV with Streaming Services *This home is a Ground Floor
$190 per night
Rental unit in Wrightsville Beach
Southern Exposure-Style and Charm by the Sea
Enjoy an experience unlike your typical Airbnb. We pulled out all the stops with this sweet little space and spared no expense to ensure that our guests have a memorable experience. Located at the on the top floor (3rd story) on corner of W. Salisbury Street and N. Lumina, it doesn’t get any more convenient than this. Located on the same block as Johnny Mercer’s famous fishing pier, you will enjoy your days in the waves and top off the evenings with spectacular sunset views from our balcony.
$123 per night

Stay near Wrightsville Beach's top sights

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier46 locals recommend
Oceanic132 locals recommend
Airlie Gardens235 locals recommend
Blockade Runner Beach Resort14 locals recommend
Crystal Pier9 locals recommend
Sweet n Savory Cafe67 locals recommend

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The Sunsetter by WB Abodes
$195 per night
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Shorebreak Retreat
$169 per night
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Salt Life Surf House Walking Distance to the Beach
$163 per night
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Lumina by the Sea ~Newly Renovated~Bikes Included!
$203 per night
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Step Onto the Beach! Inviting Oceanfront Suite
$185 per night
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On Island Time
$234 per night
Townhouse in Wrightsville Beach
Coral House
$215 per night
Condo in Carolina Beach
Oceanfront: King Bed - Big Pool - Private Beach
$126 per night
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Respite by the Sea
$287 per night
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Oceanfront Coastal Condo w/ Pool
$193 per night
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Shell of a Vibe Beach Condo - Oceanfront and Chill
$174 per night
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Vintage Beach Bungalow Surf Shack
$208 per night

Your guide to Wrightsville Beach


Encompassing an island as well as its namesake beach, North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach is one of the oldest established beach communities in the country, first documented in the 1720s. Its origins as a tourist town go back to 1889, when the area railroad company built tracks from neighboring Wilmington across the Banks Channel to transport visitors to the ocean. Bolstered by its natural beauty and yacht club, which is one of the oldest in the country, Wrightsville Beach began to draw regular vacationers, and an entertainment-driven construction boom followed. In the early 1900s, massive hotels opened with dance halls and entertainment, making the small beach town a tour stop for popular big bands. Though Wilmington’s neighboring beaches, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, are well known for watersports and recreation, Wrightsville Beach maintains its family-friendly allure, picture-perfect beach, and centuries-old history as one of the most appealing oceanfront destinations on the East Coast.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach has a subtropical climate characterized by mild winters, with highs in the mid-50s Fahrenheit, and hot, humid summers with highs in the lower 90s. Summers can be sticky, pushing the area’s heat index toward 100 degrees at its peak, perfect for playing in the water. The push and pull of warm Atlantic Ocean waters in relation to storm system tracks puts Wrightsville Beach at risk of tropical storms. If you’re traveling during hurricane season, which peaks in September, pay extra attention to local weather reports.

Top things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier

Constructed in the 1930s and nearly destroyed after a series of hurricanes in the 1990s, Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier was rebuilt in 2002 from reinforced concrete and is open 24/7 year-round. The modern pier is plenty wide for the crowds who walk it, and multiple spots accommodate the scores of anglers casting their lines on any given day — or night, as after-dark fishing is popular here.

Wrightsville Beach Park

Located in the heart of town and bordered by water in all directions, this family-friendly park attracts locals for tennis, basketball, soccer, and volleyball, and kids of all ages to its colorful playground. It’s also host to special events throughout the year, including Wrightsville Beach’s summer concert series.

The Loop

Circling the interior of the island, this 2.5-mile fitness trail runs through the heart of Wrightsville Beach in the center of town, straddling the mainland and the namesake beach. It’s especially popular with runners, walkers, and dog-walkers. Fantastic views abound.