The Atlantic beach at Wrightsville stretches for around 4 miles and is best known by those of a certain age as a location in the TV series Dawson’s Creek. The youthful atmosphere of Wrightsville Beach continues today due to its proximity to the University of North Carolina, Wilmington drawing students to its shoreline on sunny days.
With the almost guaranteed waves of the Atlantic close at hand, Wrightsville Beach is a celebrated surfing and kiteboarding destination. Surf stores can rent out all the gear you’ll need, and also offer beginners lessons. Stand-up paddleboarding excursions, snorkelling and boat charters are other ways to pass the time while enjoying the beautiful setting. Swimmers need to be aware of the risk of rip currents despite the presence of lifeguards.
Nearby stores provide a range of facilities and places to eat. There are also four separate public restroom blocks and parking on Wrightsville Beach. Parking charges exist for the months of March until the end of October.
- Kite surfing
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