draw on history.
design new memories.
Discover Lumina on Wrightsville Beach, a reimagined resort that draws on the storied history of a beloved beach pavilion. Designed in a bygone era to showcase the marvel of electricity, the original Lumina shone so brightly that sailors navigated their ships by it – and generations of beach-lovers navigated their social lives around it.
We recapture that spirit today in a resort space lit with camaraderie, beckoning visitors and locals alike with dazzling hospitality. Every guest room here enjoys an ocean or harbor view; most have balconies and some have bunk beds to better accommodate families. Recreation opportunities abound, with three pools and direct beach access, a hammock garden, even a beachfront fitness center, plus a full slate of onsite activities and entertainment. The best food on the beach is right here, too, from fine cocktails and cuisine to bar bites and local brews.
there's so much
to see + do in
As North Carolina’s most accessible island, Wrightsville Beach is located just 8.5 straight-forward miles from Wilmington. So it’s easy to get here but – full disclosure – you might find it hard to leave!
This vibrant town boasts 5 miles of wide, sandy beaches with crystal blue water and glorious coastal views from every direction. It’s been a top tourist destination for more than a century, boasting unlimited watersports opportunities, from fishing to paddle boarding to scuba diving and, according to National Geographic, some of the best surfing in the world.
There’s a waterbird sanctuary for nature lovers, a picturesque village square for shoppers, a local museum and even narrated cruises for history buffs. And options galore for foodies, too.