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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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Thanksgiving vacation

Stayed at a resort nearby and walked along the beach several times a day. Very relaxing and clean ; few people this time of year; beautiful water and seashells.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JaniceD9
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at a resort nearby and walked along the beach several times a day. Very relaxing and clean ; few people this time of year; beautiful water and seashells.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually we were a family with adult children. The weather was beautiful, with the temperatures ranging from chilly but sunny mornings to warm afternoons; evenings were cool, requiring a light jacket. The beach is beautiful! We walked along the shoreline and dipped our feet in the water, which was quite cool. Fishermen were set up along the beach catching whitings.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a sunset walk on the beach. There were few people. The beach was nice and clean. It was a good experience. Parking is easy this time of year. Find a spot, park, and make a nice walk to the beach.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by after work, was amazed that there were so few people at the beach on a beautiful day. Walked around until sunset enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and the sound of the waves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a getaway with my daughter for a weekend. We stayed at a Oceanside Apartment in the 'Heart of the Beach' just few steps to the water. Clean, quite, close to the beach and few restaurants.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A beautiful stretch of beach in North Carolina. A nice crowd of friendly people. I hope to visit again.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

If u are looking for a great getaway or alone time Wrightsville Beach is great. Not a lot of restaurants mostly residential area

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Nice wide beach with lots of shells. Plenty of room to do whatever you like to do at the beach. The beach has plenty of public access as well as access through hotels, restaurants and beach rentals.

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Dinwiddie, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

October was was my first visit to Wrightsville.....and I am wondering why on earth it took me so long to discover this quaint, friendly, beautiful little island off the coast of North Carolina! We stayed in a tiny apartment on Oceanic Street that allowed us to veiw the ocean to our right and the main street to our left. The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Wrightsville Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand and sea anywhere on the Atlantic coast, It's clean, largely friendly and accessible as long as you're willing to "feed the meters" that over the years have cropped up at every beach access, parking areas near public piers and just about anywhere there's not a "Private, Keep Out" sign.... More 

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