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Wrightsville Beach

Bob Sawyer Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (91 reviews)
“parking meters” (11 reviews)
“clear water” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bob Sawyer Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The beaches are pretty empty this time of year. Makes it nice to walk along the shore looking for shells. Most local beach shops are closed for the season.

Thank mollie b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access on and off the island. World class beach and no others I've found in NC compare in my opinion. Wide beach. Powdery white sand. Beautiful quit dunes at the tip. Not too crowded. Homes are nice and well kept. Quaint atmosphere but not...More

Thank NCLexi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't see much of it as we were only there overnight, but we did enjoy a nice late afternoon stroll. Weather was great during our visit in the first week of October and the water was still warm enough to take a dip in the...More

Thank OhioTravelnut
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean beach, with parking available most of the time. It does get really busy and it can be a challenge on nice days to find parking close to the beach access points.

Thank Cindy104301
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the beach-all beaches: Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean! After eating dinner at a beachfront restaurant we took a lovely evening walk on the beach. It was clean and safe and a generally great place. We were able to call for an Uber...More

Thank Rachelld66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting WB any time of year. We regularly walk "The Loop" and often incorprate a stretch of the loop on the beach itself. There is not a lot of commercial activity which makes a difference in the atmosphere of WB. A lovely spot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was clean and not crowded. It was easy to find parking however, it was metered. We couldn’t get the app to download so we rounded up all the quarters we could find. Wish we could have stayed a little longer.

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were actually down further south, and it was less crowded. But the ocean was just as beautiful, and the beach was wide, so there was lots of room. Not too many shells, but the sand along the water was firm and made for easy...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Paid for 2 hours parking came back with 30 minutes to spare and a parking ticket, Now I have to fight a ticket from another state and they tell me they will call or mail, but will not speak to me on the phone, it...More

Thank BrendaH40
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I had some free time while in Wilmington NC so I took a drive to Wrightsville Beach with my father. It was a very nice beach with great sand and huge waves. I am told the waves are always big at Wrightsville Beach. I have...More

Thank Gary H
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23 October 2017|
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Response from jenjenjtay | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think their are handicapped accessible areas right on the beach, but I hope im wrong! You may not need or even be your interested in renting a dune buggy wheelchair. I did this for my sister and it was pretty cool... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from jenjenjtay | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there is no charge, there are plenty of public beach areas, very nice
Carol G
5 September 2017|
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Response from Weyden | Reviewed this property |
I organized an academic conference a few years ago at the beginning of Nov: the weather was beautiful and the water warm. As Nov. progresses it gets somewhat cooler, but in my experience only March holds consistent cold... More