Wrightsville Beach is a treasured oceanside community and favorite family destination for generations. It delights new and returning visitors with a 5-mile-long beach of clean white sand. Beachcombing and pier or surf fishing are staples, as are more active adventures like swimming and parasailing. Boats and boards are a big part of life in Wrightsville Beach. The Intracoastal Waterway traces the shore here, a protected highway for crafts from sailboats to power yachts and the venue for waterside dining. As for boards, the Atlantic churns up great surf conditions here. You can try getting on a board yourself, or watch the experts during summertime surf championships. Land sports your thing? The town offers a large park with lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, football and soccer fields and a fitness trail. Or try some retail recreation at Wrightsville Beachs unique shopping villages. Loggerhead sea turtles have been coming to the Cape Fear Coast for generations, and if youre lucky, youll see them. Turtle watching is just one of a variety of ecotourism options in the Wrightsville Beach area. A natural barrier island, Masonboro Island, is the site for canoe or kayak tours. Birding is another popular pastime, with a multitude of native shore and marsh birds. And dont be surprised to see an occasional dolphin playing in the surf. Like other Cape Fear Coast communities, Wrightsville Beach puts its best foot forward in annual events. Summer brings the Castles and Scoops Sandsculpting Contest; fall is the Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Tournament; and as the holidays approach, Wrightsville Beach celebrates the NC Holiday Flotilla. Visit www.VisitWrightsville.com or call 1-877-945-6386 to request a FREE Visitors Guide to Wrightsville Beach.