WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH / WILMINGTON, NC
The town of Wrightsville Beach is home to five miles of wide, sandy beaches, beautiful crystal blue water, and stunning views surrounding the island. Located in Southeastern North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach makes the ultimate family vacation destination. From fishing to paddle boarding, surfing or just relaxing on the beach, Wrightsville offers many activities and attractions for everyone.
Located along the Cape Fear River, Wilmington's riverfront is home to a colorful Riverwalk lined with more than 200 cafes, bars and shops. Just across the river, history buffs can tour the moored battleship USS North Carolina. The annual Riverfest each October brings hundreds of craft and food vendors to the riverfront for three days of live music, fireworks, a mock pirate invasion and a standup paddle race.
Top Surfing Spot
Outer Banks isn’t the only place for surfing in North Carolina. Wrightsville Beach in the southern part of North Carolina is just as well known, especially for their storm swells.The positioning on the coast makes it the perfect spot for getting great storm-made waves, especially during hurricane season. Outside of hurricane season, you can get decent surf as well that’s perfect for beginners. The water’s warm as well, which you might prefer the colder waters of Nantucket and Rhode Island.