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Wrightsville Beach

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

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Beautiful January day, sun, surf and sand, rebuilt pier

Quite a day - 70 degrees plus in January 2017 - on the beach. Surf breaking with surfers therein. Many people sunning themselves. People in hammocks under the pier. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Robert M
Leland, North Carolina
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Leland, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a day - 70 degrees plus in January 2017 - on the beach. Surf breaking with surfers therein. Many people sunning themselves. People in hammocks under the pier. Great experience for me and my wife!

Thank Robert M
Cary, North Carolina
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327 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach is pretty wide, especially at low tide. The beach is lined mainly with condos and homes and a very few hotels. Beach access is at the end of several streets in the community. There is a large fishing pier near the down town with a small restaurant and fishing supplies. Admission is $2.00 for adults. It is a... More 

Thank JoeBoxter
Huntley, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took turns swimming and eating and even did a little beachy shopping in the nearby neighborhood. I would love to go again.

Thank Roni R
Bozeman, Montana
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love a beach that you can walk for miles without seeing huge hotels lining it, this is the beach for you. Surfers love the waves. Finding seashells is easy. Many fisherman fishing off the beach. Easy and relaxing, a great North Carolina beach experience.

Thank Molly K
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was cold here but we still enjoyed the beach we found a sea shells water was gorgeous and the beach was gorgeous we would recommend going to this week maybe when it's a little warmer

Thank James T
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of best Atlantic beaches, wide and clean. Must visit Reddix store for almost anything you need, locally.made crafts, clothing and souvenirs. Quality American made selections.

Thank Robert B
Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

Thank JaniceD9
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

Thank Dyetpepsi
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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.

Thank Mark T
San Diego, California
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325 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

Thank Jack B

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