Spring In Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina – Watersports, Outdoor Adventure And Affordable Family Fun – Get Summer Started Early

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After three long months of chilly temperatures and dismal weather, it’s time to put on a pair of shorts and head outdoors. Time to gear up for some fishing; hop on a bike and peddle away; or take a leisurely stroll along the beach. And, with spring right around the corner, now is the time to start planning a fun and affordable vacation to Wrightsville Beach. It's the perfect place to get summer started early.

This quaint seaside town is the most accessible beach along the North Carolina coast and offers a variety of affordable accommodations at special rates. Once there and settled in, visitors will find Wrightsville Beach to be a five-mile strip of fun. Just fifteen minutes away, in the charming city of Wilmington, visitors can enjoy the downtown historic riverfront rich with history, the arts, shops and restaurants. While the serene beaches are the area’s top attraction, there are numerous other activities to enjoy this spring.

Wrightsville Beach is home to some of the best inshore and offshore fishing around. Expect to catch everything from Trout and Flounder to Drum and Mackerel. A great place to drop a line is the Johnnie Mercer Fishing Pier. It is an all concrete, state-of-the-art 719-foot pier. This is truly a fisherman's paradise.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2011-- Wrightsville Beach is the headquarters for watersports. Visitors who like a little adventure can rent some scuba gear and dive in to explore centuries-old shipwrecks. Want to learn how to surf? There are several surf camps and schools for all ages. Other watersport options include kite boarding, canoeing, paddle boarding; kayaking; the list goes on and on.

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Masonboro Island. Located on the southern tip of Wrightsville Beach and only accessible by boat, it features nature trails, endangered loggerhead sea turtles and shorebirds. Audubon North Carolina offers free tours of the Mason Inlet Water Bird Management Area, which features American Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers and Least Terns in their natural surroundings.

History buffs will want to visit Myers Cottage. It is the home of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, which features a scale model of Wrightsville Beach, exhibits of the early days of the beach, hurricane history, and lots more. The Wrightsville Visitor Information Center is located in an inviting beach cottage that is next to the Museum.

There are also a variety of events planned for the spring. Upcoming local events include the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, March 20. Four time Boston Marathon winner and former US Marathon record holder, Bill Rodgers, will be there. Saturday, March 26, is the Wrightsville Beach Biathlon. Four miles of paddle boarding followed by four miles of running will really test endurance. The Safari Hunt, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, is Wrightsville Beach's version of an Easter egg hunt with some twists. It is an underwater event that involves divers searching for numbered tokens which are hidden on a 400 foot wreck.

If visiting the area between Wednesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 10, a must-see is the North Carolina Azalea Festival in nearby Wilmington. The Azalea Festival will celebrate local artwork, gardens, rich history and culture. Entertainment will include a parade, street fair, a circus, and live music. Wilmington is also the home base of the annual Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament. From Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30, visitors can watch a variety of well-known celebrities tee it up.

Visitors will find it just feels “Wright” in Wrightsville Beach, the vacation destination that has something for everyone. For more information about Wrightsville Beach and to check out special offers at local hotels, featured experiences and events throughout the spring, go to http://www.visitwrightsville.com/spring/. Stay up-to-date on the latest events in Wrightsville Beach on Facebook and Twitter


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