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The Beginning of Wrightsville Beach:
Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful 4 mile island with rich history, dating back to the 1800's. The first structure on the island was the Carolina Yacht Club, originally built in 1853. In 1887, the Wilmington Seacoast Railroad Company was granted a charter to build a track that would extend from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach. This track brought railroad transportation and a footbridge to the beach, starting the increase of development on Wrightsville Beach. The Beach Trolley began in 1902 and was in service until 1939.(Early days of Wrightsville Beach Photo Below, Credit to Wrightsville Beach Museum)
In the summer of 1926, the Causeway Bridge was constructed which allowed for the first automobile traffic on the island, followed by the construction of Waynick Boulevard 10 years later. Johnnie Mercers Pier and The Crystal Pier were both originally constructed after the Wrightsville Beach fire in 1934, which reportedly destroyed around 103 buildings. The devastating fire was not enough to stop further development of the island. Construction continued as more and more businesses opened and the population grew. In 1941 the first post office opened, followed by the opening of Blankheads Neptune Restaurant in 1946- the only seafood restaurant at the time.
Many of the first businesses and organizations remain on Wrightsville Beach today and are a wonderful reminder of the strong community. Robert's Grocery on Lumina Avenue first opened in 1919 and is still in business today as the only grocery store on the island. The Harbor Island Garden Club began in 1952 to help maintain the beauty and natural landscaping of the island, and the club's activity is still visible now- 56 years later.
Now, Wrightsville Beach and Harbor Island are developed with over 1,200 residential properties, many delicious restaurants, bars, shopping, and ample space for outdoor water activities.
Wrightsville Beach Rules and Lifeguard Information:
-Ocean Rescue Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day through Labor Day
-Each lifeguard stand displays a flag (red, yellow, or green) to notify swimmers of water safety conditions
-Prohibited activities and items include: Alcohol, Smoking, Glass Containers, Fires, Vehicles and Grills.
-No dogs are allowed on the beach from April 1st- September 30th. The remainder of the year, dogs on leashes are allowed to enjoy the beach with their owners.
-Paid Parking is in effect from March 1st- October 31st of every year. Residents are allowed 2 parking passes per household that allows them to park in meter spots without paying.
To see the beach live, check out the WB Live Surf Cam at www.wblivesurf.com
Whether you are looking for a permanent beach residence, income property, or a vacation home, Wrightsville Beach has the coastal charm and property inventory to suit your needs. The newest listings in Wrightsville Beach are below. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing, call any member of Bobby Brandon Real Estate Team today!
Newest Listings in Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach South End oceanfront! Unique family compound featuring a main house and detached guest house that encompasses 8 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths; 2 driveways f...
Spectacular views from just about every room in this wonderful sound-front home located in the popular neighborhood of Parmele Isle. Sit back on the relaxing deck to enjo...
Oceanfront 3BR/2BA condo opportunity available at Wrightsville Dunes located on the quiet north end of Wrightsville Beach, NC. Condo enjoys amazing oceanfront views throu...
- Bldg.Wrightsville Dunes
Enjoy dramatic unobstructed ocean views throughout this well appointed 3BR/2BA residence. Enter into a home alive with light, that lives much larger than it measures. Bea...
- Bldg.Not In Subdivision
Outstanding value! Ocean AND Marsh views, only 6 miles from downtown Wilmington. You will be mesmerized as you watch the Dolphins, Pelicans and Osprey. Join the WB Sea Tu...
- Bldg.Shell Island Resort
Tremendous opportunity to own your very own oceanfront condominium. Overlooking the Atlantic beautiful views in this fully furnished ocean front unit. Brand new floors a...
- Bldg.Shell Island Resort
Enjoy the sunrise from this 3rd floor oceanfront 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo at Duneridge Resort. Ocean views from the covered balcony, living/dining/kitchen area and the mas...
- Bldg.Duneridge Resort
Updated 1-bedroom oceanfront condo. Walk out to the pool & beach from your private patio. Designer decorated. Shell Island resort offers indoor & outdoor pools, business ...
- Bldg.Shell Island Resort
Lookout Harbour is coveted for its great "on island" location which offers easy access to beach as well as boating and watersports. It includes 4 bedrooms and 3 full bat...
- Bldg.Lookout Harbour Condos
Super cute Wrightsville Beach getaway steps from the beach on sought after Asheville Street. Great for full time living or as an investment. This upper level condo in a...
- Bldg.Spray Beach
Yachtsman's home built & owned by the developer of Seapath Yacht Club & some of Wrightsville Beach's most sought after properties. It has a one of a kind covered yacht ga...
This renovated 3BR/2BA townhouse is only a few hundred feet from the beach and local favorites such as Tower 7 and Sweetwater Surf Shop. Beautiful ocean views and sea bre...
Price reduced! Oceanfront, 3 BR/3.5 BA 2 unit condo on Wrightsville Beach in gated community. Three stories and fully furnished. Amazing views from all three levels with ...
- Bldg.Wrightsville Shore Townhouse
Elegant oceanfront residence located on private cul-de-sac in Wrightsville Beach's signature ocean side subdivision. Private rooftop master suite includes exquisite bath,...
South Harbour Island- Wrightsville Beach. Ask any local and they will tell you that it just doesn't get any better. This family friendly enviornment is tucked under the t...
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