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Wrightsville Beach

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Address: Bob Sawyer Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Beautiful Quiet Beach

We were at Shell Island Resort at the very northern tip. This area is quiet and family-friendly. There's a good stretch until the water gets deep so it was great for my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shu L
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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at Shell Island Resort at the very northern tip. This area is quiet and family-friendly. There's a good stretch until the water gets deep so it was great for my 8-year-old. I was able to watch him boogie board from shore. And there were decent waves, and lots of tiny fish. It's very relaxing. There's not a boardwalk... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place in the fringe season. Parking is a problem during summer and holiday weekends. But it is always safe and clean. Lifeguards are all round. Nice crowds... Friendly place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know that NC has gotten some really awful political press recently, but you can't blame the beach folks for what the politicians do. The beach is clean, pretty. Even in August, fairly uncrowded. The rows of beach houses from all eras add to the charm. Hard not to love this place.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend visiting Wrightsville Beach this time of year. Beach was not crowded, water was very pleasant. We sat close to Crystal pier, ate at the Oceanic. Highly recommend!

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Collingswood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Super, laid back and uncrowded beach. Got out early in the morning to do my yoga practice, spent the day in the water surfing and the evening walking the beach and shell collecting. Couldn't be better. The water was clean, clear and warm. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Denise L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small beach town filled with lots of sand, surf and wonderful restaurants. Although most people go to the areas around Johnny Mercer's pier, the southern end is much less crowded. There are lifeguards between Memorial and Labor Day so the swimming is safe. Just be sure to look at the warning flags by the lifeguard stands to... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Now I know why people rave about WRIGHTSVILLE Beach ! It's the best of everything - clean - great sand and shells - awesome clear water - great waves and surf - a fun walking beach - great for family - kids and friends. I'll be back - it was one of the beast beaches I've been to in all... More 

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Thank Michael G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wrightsville Beach has that secluded beach town feel but has plenty of activities. Plus is is a stone's throw from Wilmington that also has plenty to do! I will go back as often as possible!!

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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to! The beach is clean, the life guards are great and there are some shops/ restaurants nearby. The people I have interacted with were friendly. The beach is busy, but not crowded. Good family fun for the day or a vacation. More hotels in Wilmington then Wrightsville, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wrightsville beach is very clean. Lifeguards on duty which is always a plus. Not too much shell hunting but still found some nice shells.

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