Beautiful beach at Blockade Runner

Seasonally, attendants provide a full service experience with beach chairs, umbrellas, sun lovers’ extras and discriminating food & beverage service. Sit back, relax, take in the view, and let us spoil you.

For well over 100 years, the island of Wrightsville Beach has been a seaside retreat enjoyed by locals and visitors year-round. Broad beaches slope gently into the surf, making swimming pleasant and comfortable. The Gulf Stream, just off our shore keeps waters temperate year-round, with beautiful fall and spring seasons, and short mild winters.

The natural beauty of this barrier island has been preserved through years of care, by minimizing commercial development and caring for the wildlife and the environment. Sea turtles nest here, water fowl are abundant, and the fishing is some of the best on the east coast.

Three grand hotels have stood on this site, serving those who visited the island: The Seashore 1897-1918, The Ocean Terrace 1922-1954, The Blockade Runner Beach Resort 1964-present. Family owned and operated, we value our unique coastal heritage, and love sharing the very best of our beach, our traditions and our laid back way of life.






“You can’t go wrong at the Blockade Runner. From the location,right on the beach, to the service level you could not ask for any better.”

Fred, Trip Advisor