Water water everywhere and nothing to think about when it comes to stress. Wrightsville Beach is your escape from big city life – what are you waiting for, by the way? This tiny gem with just 2,532 people sports a four-mile beach so lovely that Dawson’s Creek was filmed here. When you see photos of the place you’ll understand why – pristine ocean water plus an interior island to boot, called Harbor Island.
Lying just 10 miles east of Wilmington, this little beach town holds the key to a peaceful retirement or a simple home to raise your children. We’re talking one of the top farmers’ markets in the region, with down-home crafts, baked goods, honey, and even seafood.
That’s not all. There’s something for days when you want to get active too. The town is a terrific spot for annual events where visitors get a taste of heaven. Summer concert series, a Valentine’s 5K & 10K, and a Bark in the Park event that’s been going on for over a quarter of a century. Sounds fun, huh? Almost as much fun as the Holiday Flotilla. I’m tempted to make you come see it live for yourself. But here’s the thing – a gigantic holiday decoration contest involving boats, docks, and friendly folks who love Christmas way too much!