Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Wrightsville Beach that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $219 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Wrightsville Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Fixin’ to soak up the sun and fun in Wrightsville Beach

As a random fact, Wrightsville Beach along the Atlantic Ocean is allegedly one of the world's top surfing destinations. So not surprisingly, there's a huge surfing culture where everyone maximizes their days by hitting the waves and soaking up the rays. Y'all can take in the popular annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla, or simply sit back and enjoy those picturesque ocean views just yonder. Check out the local history, attend a festival, or try your hand at fishing. There's so much fishing! Get your adventure on with some wreck diving or go kitesurfing in those perfect waves.

Things to do

Get your beach, history, and sweet tea fixes here

Don’t let Wrightsville Beach fool you. Y'all ready know it has a spectacular 4-mile stretch of beach with plenty of parking, but this Tarheel destination is also a history lover’s dream come true. Visit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, and then head out yonder to several attractions listed on National Register of Historic Places, including the circa-1855 Bradley-Latimer Summer House, the Cape Fear Civil War Shipwreck Discontiguous District, and the quaint James D. and Frances Sprunt Cottage built in 1937. Plus, there are several local parks where you can enjoy more of those filet biscuits and sweet tea while picnicking.

Activities

Y’all get ready to surf, fish and eat bo rounds ‘til no end

This oceanfront paradise has more than enough activities to keep even die-hard water enthusiasts busy. Besides sailboating along the Intracoastal Waterway or fishing off Johnnie Mercer's Pier, you can try kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing, or take a scuba-diving adventure to any one of the 200 offshore wrecks. Pick out a joint where you can indulge on a Cajun filet biscuit with bo rounds and a classic Tarheel sweet tea. Plus there’s the annual NC Oyster Festival, Festival by the Sea featuring arts & crafts, and RiverFest, which comes complete with fireworks.

Weather

Local forecast: sunny skies 216 days per year

Wrightsville Beach can get downright hot during summer, with average temperatures hitting the high 80s. This sweltering heat attracts the most visitors, but it's also good to know summer coincides with the Atlantic hurricane season, which peaks from mid-August until October, so things may get a little blustery. You'll find the lowest prices when booking Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals during the spring and fall, when temperatures are more pleasant. During winter, lows will dip down to 34°F, but there's only an inch of snow annually, so sorry folks, no snowmen.

Natural features

Lots of birds, seashells, and turtles

Just 12 miles east of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach is known for its world-class surfing and scenic beach offering colorful sunsets. Home to just under 2,500 residents, visitors can enjoy a small town vibe while doing cool things such as bird watching and hunting for seashells on nearby Masonboro Island, where treasures could include the Scotch Bonnet, the state’s official shell. Loggerhead sea turtles nest annually from May through August, but the turtles can be shy. With all this and more, It’s not surprising Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals are so popular!

How many vacation rentals are available around Wrightsville Beach?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,799 vacation rentals around Wrightsville Beach. From 936 house rentals to 51 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.