Wrightsville BeachCoastal Southern North Carolina
National Geographic Magazine named Wrightsville Beach one of the World’s 20 Best Surf Towns in 2012. The beach goers paradise has miles of sandy beaches, a famous fishing pier and every type of water sport are what folks think about when they think of Wrightsville Beach. It's one of the top places to live in North Carolina because of its close proximity to downtown Wilmington. The Masonboro Inlet and Mason Inlet provide quick access to Atlantic Ocean for deep water fishing and coastal boating. The Masonboro Sound and Middle Sound are protected waterways on the west side of the barrier island. Boat ramps, sailing schools and tackle shops cater to boating enthusiasts in the Wilmington NC communities.
The island is four miles long and is a popular place for second and vacation Wrightsville Beach homes. With water all around the island, the barrier island is hot spot for SUP paddle boarding. One of the most well known North Carolina coastal communities has been hailed as “where the rich go on weekends” by The Wall Street Journal (1999) and as one of the “best places to vacation” by Money Magazine (2001). The population swells considerably in the summer months with thousands of overnight visitors and day trippers. Limited public parking keeps the transient beach traffic low. Wrightsville Beach is pet friendly.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH AMENITIES
- Four Miles Sandy Beach
- Johnnie Mercer's Fishing Pier
- Wrightsville Beach Park with Four Lighted Tennis Courts
- Wrightsville Beach Marina, Dockside Marina, and Bridge Tender Marina
- Big Lollipop Bay
- The Loop 2.45 Mile Walking Path
On the south end of the barrier island is Carolina Yacht Club, the third oldest yacht club in the United States. On the north end of the barrier island, you'll find expensive oceanfront homes and beachfront condominiums on Shell Island. The barrier island is a tight knit community. Old-fashioned beach cottages and new hurricane resistant Wrightsville Beach homes can be rented seasonally. Residents on the island have easy access to the beach, the Intracoastal Waterway and tasty restaurants such as Bluewater American Grill, The Oceanic Restaurant and Banks Channel. It's hard to find more beautiful North Carolina coastal communities.
John J. Blair Elementary School, M C S Noble Middle School, E. A. Laney High School, Wilmington Preparatory School and Friends School of Wilmington are the nearest best schools to Wrightsville Beach.
Our real estate score for Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington North Carolina is 81.
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