About the Area
Wrightsville Beach is the ultimate family vacation destination in Southeastern North Carolina. The most accessible beach community from I-40, makes Wrightsville Beach easy to reach, and easier to stay! Five miles of wide, sandy beach offers visitors the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of our coastline. Lush marshes teem with wildlife. Majestic egrets and blue herons nestle among their protective grasses. Shellfish abound. Meandering sounds and inlets border the island to the north, south, and west - the mighty Atlantic to the east.
Since the turn of the century, Wrightsville Beach has attracted guests from all over the southeast. In the early days, many Wilmingtonians seeking relief from the heat and hubbub of daily life sought refuge in their cottages cooled by gentle ocean breezes. An hour's train and trolley ride brought renewal and comfort. Grand hotels graced the strand offering a variety of entertainment and just plain fun.
Today Wrightsville Beach is a small town, gently blending the old with the new. Modern condos and homes are interspersed with updated older homes with inviting wraparound porches. The big hotels are gone. The trolley and train have been replaced with a four-lane drawbridge and causeway. Downtown remains simple. Intimate restaurants, an old fashioned grocery, boutiques, ice cream and hotdog stands are an easy stroll from central island.
Wilmington, the cultural and commercial center of southeastern North Carolina is only a 20 minute drive. Shopping malls, theaters, challenging golf courses, a water park, ice skating rink, and the historic district are just a few of the many things to do.
Browse our Wrightsville Beach rentals and come see us for a vacation your family will never forget!
Carolina Beach is THE cool spot for a family vacation. There’s lots to do for kids of all ages. Cross Snow Cut’s Bridge to Carolina Beach and enjoy the sun, surf, and fun. Located at the southern tip of New Hanover County, Carolina/Kure Beach share seven miles of pristine coastline, as well as the legendary Cape Fear River to the west. Herons, pelicans, egrets, and other wildlife take delight in the protected habitats along its marshy shores.
Since the turn of the century, Wilmingtonians, hoping to escape the summer's heat embarked on steam-driven river boats for a delightful day-cruise down the Cape Fear to Carolina Beach. There, visitors boarded a small train that took them to grand ocean front pavilions. Picnics, frolicking in the surf, and games were enjoyed until it was time to catch the steamer back to the city.
Today, although the river boats are gone, Carolina Beach still is a destination for family fun. Hiking nature trails in the state park, fishing from the shore, piers, or charter boats, strolling the boardwalk with its shops, restaurants, and arcades, paddle boats, and miniature golf are just a sampling of things to do.
For guests seeking a quiet getaway, Kure Beach to the south is the ideal place to stay where waves gently slapping the shore and the cawing of birds are the only sounds you'll hear. Kure Beach is one of the best kept secrets for a quiet vacation in Southeastern North Carolina. Folks who have been visiting Kure Beach for years would prefer to keep it that way. Visit the quaint downtown for an ice-cream cone and a walk on the pier. Historic Ft. Fisher and the NC Aquarium are just down the road. For a special treat, take the Ft. Fisher Ferry across the Cape Fear River to Southport and spend a few hours enjoying its shops and riverfront.
Carolina/Kure Beach has it all. Check out our Carolina and Kure Beach rentals and come see us!
Looking for an alternative to sand between your toes? Visit Fairway Villas in Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation just a few miles south across the drawbridge from Downtown Wilmington and a 20 minute drive to Wrightsville Beach.
It's the perfect golfing getaway or bring the whole family. The two bedroom, 2 bath furnished units with an open floor plan and screened in porch overlooking the golf course will ensure comfort and relaxation. The second bedroom also has a breakfast counter, kitchenette and 1 bath. Linens are included.
These condos rent daily throughout the year. Visit our website or contact a reservationist for rates. Clubhouse, pool privileges and golf fees are not included.
Four mild seasons provide excellent golfing conditions year-round. Come play with us!
From the River to the Sea. . . Historic Wilmington to the Beaches.
We are fortunate to be located in beautiful Southeastern North Carolina bordered by the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean. The gracious charm of our area is unparalleled. Wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife, majestic Live Oaks draped in Spanish moss, magnificent gardens, and of course, miles of pristine, sandy beaches make living here a constant pleasure. We enjoy a temperate climate year round so, snow shovels are not needed!
Wilmington is a vibrant city offering cultural as well as commercial opportunities. UNC Wilmington draws students from all across the U.S. and is a focal point in our community. Many corporations call Wilmington home.
There's lots to do! Check out Historic Downtown with its scenic riverfront, elegant antebellum homes, quaint shops and restaurants. If golf is your passion, there are top rated courses close at hand. Pack your rod and reel and catch that big one from charter boats, piers, or shore. But the best we offer is Mother Nature's gift - our coastline. Gather shells, play in the gentle surf, or better yet, relax and feel the warm sand between your toes!
So come join us, whether it's only for a few days, a week, or better yet, a lifetime! Bryant Real Estate is sure to have a Wilmington Long Term rental for you.