Vacation rentals in Wrightsville Beach

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Popular amenities for Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Wrightsville Beach's top sights

Wrightsville Beach408 locals recommend
Airlie Gardens234 locals recommend
Mayfaire Town Center143 locals recommend
Oceanic132 locals recommend
Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill119 locals recommend
Ceviche's115 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Wrightsville Beach

  • Total rentals

    570 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $50 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    14K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    440 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    130 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    190 properties have a pool

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 190 vacation homes with pools in Wrightsville Beach, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Wrightsville Beach?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Wrightsville Beach. Choose from more than 130 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Wrightsville Beach have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 50 house rentals with a bbq area in Wrightsville Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Wrightsville Beach have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 condo rentals with self check-in in Wrightsville Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Wrightsville Beach's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Wrightsville Beach's top attractions. We offer over 2,230 vacation rentals near Dockside Restaurant, over 2,220 vacation rentals near Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill, over 2,220 vacation rentals near Tower seven, and over 2,230 vacation rentals near Oceanic, and so much more! Experience the best of Wrightsville Beach right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Wrightsville Beach?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 140 vacation rentals in Wrightsville Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Wrightsville Beach?

    Wrightsville Beach has more than 440 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in townhouse rentals in Wrightsville Beach?

    Experience the best of Wrightsville Beach with our townhouse rentals, starting at about $60 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Where should I stay in Wrightsville Beach?

    Make yourself at home in Wrightsville Beach by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 610 vacation rentals in Wrightville Sound, and over 610 vacation rentals in Summer Haven.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Condo Rentals in Wrightsville Beach?

    Enhance your stay in our Condo Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 40 homes with self check-in, over 10 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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