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Wrightsville Beach Real Estate & Homes

Wrightsville Beach North Carolina, conveniently located along the coast of Wilmington NC is a favorite spot for vacationers and locals to enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. During the 1800's the first small community was created on this barrier island by a group of close friends and their families. Now, after over a 100 years of development and popularity, the affluent community still maintains a year round population of around 3000 residents along the 5 mile stretch of white sand beaches.

Before the only drawbridge was built to the island, locals and visitors used boats and even swam the short crossing of the Intracoastal Waterway to reach the island. However, after the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge was built, the number of visitors to the island swelled. Locals and people from all over New Hanover County and the southeast would make the trip to the island for a weekend getaway or even a quick day trip at the beach. Of course, once I-40 was built, this helped fuel the number of vacationers to the island. For more detailed information, visit the Town Of Wrightsville Beach website on tourism, weather and other helpful information

Despite these changes in the growth of visitors and dedicated beach goers, Wrightsville Beach has been very successful in ensuring the beach continues to be uncrowded and its real estate caters to the upper income and echelon of the area. With strict architectural rules placed on both residential and commercial buildings, the residents maintain an attractive landscape that has eliminated unsightly things like billboard signs, over-crowding of retail and other gaudy tourist attractions found at more populated beaches.

Wrightsville Beach Lifestyle

An unlimited supply of activities and outdoor things to do await visitors and residents of the beach. Separating the island from the mainland is the idyllic Intracoastal Waterway, or ICW. Boat lovers can be found enjoying these calm waters day and night, fishing, skiing or just relaxing during a Sunday afternoon cruise.

For the health conscious and exerciser in the family, there's the famous "Wrightsville Beach Loop" a 2.4 mile path that circles the center of the island. Enjoyed by walkers, runners and bikers, the loop is fully paved, circles the beautiful Wrightsville Beach Park and provides crossing over the 2 small bridges between the center of the island and the beach side. On any given day you might find a kayaker enjoying a moment of solitude sliding through the tall marsh grass. For the more adventurous, Wrightsville Beach was listed in The World’s Best Surf Spots by National Geographic Magazine.

Food and wine lovers won't be disappointed with the choice of restaurants on the island. Sunday afternoons along the ICW, you'll find places like Bluewater or Dockside restaurant with a basket of fresh shrimp and a cold Corona. For a more refined taste, Airlie Gardens or Oceanic provide wine tastings and excellent food.

Real Estate On Wrightsville Beach

With it's affluent population and controlled building, Wrightsville Beach Real Estate continues to be a smart investment. It's proximity to Wilmington and I-40 make it an ideal place for year round living. For an investors, buying a Wrightsville Beach condo or home means you'll have no trouble getting top market vacation rental income.

The team at Coastal Carolina beach has been helping savvy buyers find Wrightsville Beach homes for sale for more than a decade. We live, work and play here and are experts in real estate buying and selling.

Contact Us today or search below to get started on your next Wrightsville Beach purchase.

By Paul Coffman

Wrightsville Beach Homes For Sale Quick Links

Newest Wrightsville Beach Homes For Sale

2700 North Lumina Ave Unit 507, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480

$274,300

2700 North Lumina Ave Unit 507, Wrightsville Beach

Newly renovated and scored 96% by the HOA. A great unit with both front and rear views. Wonderful oceanfront and unobstructed views of the sound side. Shell Island has...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Real Estate Services, Inc.

2700 North Lumina Ave Unit 815, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480

$299,000

2700 North Lumina Ave Unit 815, Wrightsville Beach

Oceanfront @ Wrightsville Beach! Beautiful 8th floor unit at Shell Island Resort with gorgeous views of the ocean & equally impressive views out the back of the m...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Port City Properties, Inc

24 Shore Dr, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480

$3,500,000

24 Shore Dr, Wrightsville Beach

Experience a view like no other from this ideally located home on Harbor Island at Wrightsville Beach. Enjoy expansive water views and magnificent sunsets from this 3 le...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 7.0
  • Courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

2700 North Lumina Ave Unit 612, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480

$299,000

2700 North Lumina Ave Unit 612, Wrightsville Beach

Oceanfront Condo with balcony at the best location in Wrightsville Beach! Shell Island Resort offers extensive amenities and reasonable HOA fees that cover all utilities ...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Century 21 Sweyer & Associates

426 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480

$1,200,000

426 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach

One of two contiguous lots on Motts Channel. Two of the few remaining water front lots in Wrightsville Beach. Lots may be purchased separately or together. Deeded water r...

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  • Courtesy of Coastal Communities

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