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Enchanted Airlie Brings a Beautiful Holiday Spirit to Wrightsville Beach.

How often do you have the chance to walk through the woods at night? This is not just any woods - this is Airlie Gardens adorned with lights! Airlie continues to amaze visitors with its breathtaking combination of formal gardens, historic structures, sculptures, water views, more than 100,000 azaleas and the [...]

By | 2017-11-29T14:46:31+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blockade Runner Beach Resort: A Brief History of Grounds and Property

Our surf to sound property and grounds are imbued with a history of Hospitality - they have been host to a beachfront resort hotel for over 100 years! From the Seashore Hotel of the early 20th century and the Ocean Terrace Hotel of the roaring 20s through the post war 50s, Blockade Runner Beach [...]

By | 2017-10-27T17:21:02+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Employee of the Month: October 2017

Name: Laura Robertson Job Title: Guest Service Agent Home Town: Raleigh, North Carolina What makes the Blockade Runner Beach Resort special to you? Everyone that I work with and the location. Nothing like a gig on the beach. What is your favorite thing to do in Wrightsville Beach? Physically be [...]

By | 2017-10-26T21:18:38+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Community, People|0 Comments

Live Music Lives at Blockade Runner

Live music: we like it! We support North Carolina musicians. Read and learn more about some of the North Carolina musicians we have play at our hotel all summer long and in the fall also! Ed Stephenson A classically trained guitarist who honed his guitar skills first at Peabody John Hopkins and later North [...]

By | 2017-10-18T21:45:39+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Goods from Eastern Coastlines around the World Featured in our Gift Boutique

There's something about those eastern coastlines ... of any continent or island, no matter how big or small. Our gift boutique dedicates quite a bit of its inventory to products where looking east means seeing the ocean. Here is a new item that you may not want to miss! Introducing ... Swahili Coast Kikoy Towels: [...]

By | 2017-09-12T17:27:28+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employee of the Month: August 2017

Employee of the Month: August 2017 Name: Kevin Kennedy Department: Interior Design Assistant Home Town: Kinston, NC What makes the Blockade Runner Beach Resort special to you? I like that it's a small resort and has a family atmosphere. What is your favorite thing to do in Wrightsville Beach? Cappuccino at [...]

By | 2017-08-30T21:02:54+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Community, People|0 Comments

Our Annual Autumn Arrivals: The Butterflies

Our seaside lawn and gardens fall on the path of butterflies migrating along the coast from Canada to Mexico. Our gardens are a haven for butterflies as we have planted Milkweed, a plant that is as neccesary to a butterfly's survival as being an ocean friendly establishment is to the survival of our Carolina [...]

By | 2017-10-14T17:24:47+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Community, Environment|0 Comments


As a coastal business, every day we face a challenge: what to do with the waste that we generate?  With close proximity to the fabulous Atlantic Ocean and the glittery Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway comes great responsibility. THE WASTE GENERATED AT BLOCKADE RUNNER BEACH RESORT MUST NOT BECOME MARINE DEBRIS. We take great pride in [...]

By | 2017-08-18T17:23:47+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Places to go in Wilmington on a Rainy Day

It may be a rainy day in Wrightsville Beach, however luckily, our resort's location is just a simple 15 minute drive from historic Downtown Wilmington. We put together a list for you of things you can find around town on a rainy day. Cinematique of Wilmington A series of classic, foreign and notable films [...]

By | 2017-08-08T17:39:45+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments