Wrightsville Beach, N.C., lures visitors with its crystal shoreline and many recreational opportunities. Everything you expect from a seaside vacation is here – luxury resort hotels, simple motels, cottage and condominium rentals, a variety of restaurants and outfitters, and plenty of space for sun, sand, and sea.
Nearby Figure Eight Island, on the other hand, lures visitors with one thing pure and simple – the beach. The island lacks commercial development of any kind and is known for its luxury homes and expansive beaches.
Surprisingly, for one of the state’s most popular beach towns, Wrightsville Beach has little commercialism cluttering its intimate feel. Only a few shops and restaurants populate the island proper, but a assorted businesses and services are just across the bridge to Wilmington. This quiet character makes Wrightsville Beach an alluring beach destination for thousands of summer vacationers.
Background knowledge of an area is important whether you’re making a decision to travel for fun, relocate or start a business. For that reason, this section introduces you to the history and economic climate of the Wrightsville Beach and Fight Eight Island areas. Our Getting Around section tells you how to get to Wrightsville Beach or Figure Eight Island, whether by plane, by boat, or by your own vehicle, and how to get around once you’ve arrived here. We’ve even included a Media section, in hopes that the local radio stations, television stations, magazines and newspapers may aid you in enjoying the area to its fullest potential.