11 Places Around Wrightsville Beach You’d be Crazy Not to Visit

14 places near Wrightsville Beach you'd be crazy not to visit

When you live in a tourist destination like Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, friends and family have been known to visit—sometimes lots of them! We all want to show our visitors a good time and show off our city, too. But we get used to our routine and sometimes forget to show off our hometown in its best light.

You’ll be heading to the beach with your visitors, so take a day and see the sights in Wrightsville Beach. You’d be crazy not to visit some of the landmark sites and beautiful vistas in our beautiful beach town. Here are a few you don’t want to miss.

1. Lumina Station

A Wrightsville Beach exclusive collection of shops, restaurants, and services make Lumina Station a great experience for your guests. Find great men’s clothing at Gentlemen’s Corner, peruse the boutiques, or treat yourself to a spa visit. Stop to enjoy a coffee, beer, or a bite at one of Lumina Station’s seven restaurants, including PortLand Grille, long recognized as one of Wilmington’s best eateries.

2. Vonda Kay

If your visitors are outdoorsy types, they may enjoy Wrightsville Beach’s 72-foot party boat, offering half day fishing, full day fishing, evening cruises, and private events.

There’s so much to do in Wrightsville Beach (did we mention there’s a beach, too?) that you and your guests will get hungry during your visit. Try one of these popular restaurants:

3. Banks Channel Pub & Grille

Fresh food and evening entertainment are on the menu at this Wrightsville Beach pub.

4. Bento Box Restaurant

You and your guests can enjoy some of the best sushi around at Bento Box, or try all kinds of treats from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Korea.

5. Bluewater Waterfront Grill

Fresh seafood and American fare are featured at this hot spot sited directly on the Intracoastal Waterway with a view of the Wrightsville Beach bridge.

6. Oceanic Restaurant

Oceanic in Wrightsville Beach, NC is on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Crystal Pier attached to Oceanic provides outdoor seating and outdoor music when weather permits.

7. Oceans Restaurant

Oceans, in the Holiday Inn, specializes in Southern cuisine and local seafood. And it offers indoor and outdoor oceanfront dining in Wrightsville Beach.

8. Pembroke’s

The dinner and drinks menu changes daily at this seasonally inspired, locally-sourced Southern cuisine restaurant. Show off seafood, protein, and produce bought from local fishermen, vendors, and farmers.

9. Port Land Grille

Treat your visitors to upscale dining in Wrightsville Beach. Sample exceptional, fresh meats and seafood prepared on the wood-fired grill.

10. Slice of Life

If you want fun and casual, try a Slice. Or choose nachos, soup, quesadillas, or salads. Slice of Life has a welcoming feel for your guests.

11. South Beach Grill

Enjoy a great burger on our patio or locally sourced, Southern-inspired dinners including fresh Carolina coastal seafood.