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105 Pets Are A Plus

This condo is a pet friendly unit. There is daily pet fee of $15 and a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit if there are no damages or extra cleaning g charges necessary. We will ensure this condo is spic and span between each guest and their furry friend.

$135 per night
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Shorebreak Retreat

Beautifully appointed studio condominium in the heart of Wrightsville Beach. Once you park at your front row parking spot, you won't need to get in your car until you are headed home. Condo is steps to the beach and less than a minute walk to shopping, restaurants, grocery store, coffee shop, ice cream shop, surf shops, salon and rental beach supply store. Fully stocked kitchen, all bedding and towels included.

$166 per night
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Lumina by the Sea Retreat

Classic Wrightsville Beach house offers private downstairs apartment newly renovated with all tile bathroom, separate soaking tub, full kitchen, next to Johnnie Mercer Pier. Perfect for a romantic getaway, year round vacation. Not suitable for children.

$187 per night

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Beach house rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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Seaside Sanctuary
$205 per night
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"Heaven on Heron"
$185 per night
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Reel Simple-Reel Simple: Classic beachfront cottage feels like home with plenty of room
$305 per night
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Chequers-Chequers: Experience a true classic Wrightsville Beach cottage built in 1940
$366 per night
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Crane-Crane:Magnificent view from two private decks at this amazing oceanfront home
$394 per night
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🏖 2BR 2BA Wrightsville Beach Condo w Ocean Views🏖
$343 per night
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Seagull's Nest-NEW LISTING! JUST STEPS TO OCEAN!
$400 per night
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Wrightsville Getaway | Unbeatable Location & Views
$359 per night
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Aquarium- Aug still available! Waterfront w/ dock!
$1,093 per night
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Rare Updated Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach Home
$500 per night
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Beautiful Beachfront House in Wrightsville Beach
$1,063 per night
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Bridgers-Bridgers: Oceanfront getaway with panoramic ocean to sound views
$616 per night

Beach condo rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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Step Onto the Beach! Inviting Oceanfront Suite
$186 per night
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Michael-Michael: Grand oceanfront condo with breathtaking views of the north end
$181 per night
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Shell of a Vibe Beach Condo - Oceanfront and Chill
$274 per night
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Oceanfront Penthouse Suite on Wrightsville Beach
$302 per night
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Oceanfront Condo in Heart of Wrightsville Beach
$350 per night
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Gorgeous 3BD/3BA OceanFront Condo on Wrightsville
$273 per night
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Waterfront Condo on Wrightsville Beach
$496 per night
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The Loft
$303 per night
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Exquisite 3 bedroom ocean front condo
$394 per night
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Top Floor- Ocean View +Beach w/Pool, and Tennis
$509 per night
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Blue Wave Dreams
$236 per night
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Seaside Sunrise at Wrightsville Dunes
$462 per night

Beach cottage rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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OCEANFRONT HAVEN: Your perfect getaway awaits in this classic beach cottage!!
$174 per night
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2nd row, beach access, pet friendly w/fenced yard
$232 per night
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Waterside Cottage 'HoriZen'
$202 per night
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Boho round house with beach across street, 2nd row
$242 per night
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Cozy Rustic OCEAN FRONT Cottage
$191 per night
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Best Kept Seacret - Steps Away From Topsail Beach
$150 per night
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NEW! Oceanfront Family Cottage w/ Beach Access!
$282 per night
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The Salt Box Beach House of Surf City, NC
$357 per night
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Surf4life Oceanfront Beach Cottage
$335 per night
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WHY KNOT’ Fabulous ocean views from beach cottage!
$194 per night
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Pet Friendly Beach Cottage and Crashing Waves!
$185 per night
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Suzanne's Cottage By The Sea, Oceanfront House
$381 per night

Your guide to Wrightsville Beach

Introduction

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.


How do I get around Wrightsville Beach?

Thanks to its proximity to neighboring Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach is North Carolina’s most accessible beach by car — and, in turn, via airport. Just 20 minutes away, Wilmington International Airport (ILM) serves eight destinations across the Midwest and East Coast. Alternatively, travelers will find additional options via one of the other major airports in the region: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is about 2.5 hours northwest; or Charleston International Airport (CHS), about 3.5 hours south, depending on traffic. The town of Wrightsville Beach has an abundance of metered parking spots, which are enforced from March through October. But especially during the warm months, bicycling is a great way to get around and explore this 4-mile-long island. Bike rentals are available around town, and many roadways include designated bicycle lanes.


When is 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.


What are the 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.