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Besides an unlimited number of shopping and watersports activities – surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, SCUBA diving and more – recreation opportunities include taking a scenic harbor cruise, sailing the Intracoastal Waterway and chartering a boat for deep-sea fishing. For land-lovers who still want a beautiful water view, there’s fishing off Johnnie Mercers Pier, birdwatching or jogging The Loop fitness trail. The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History showcases the island’s 100-year-old history through exhibits and self-guided walking tours.
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The Outer Banks isn’t the only place for surfing in North Carolina. Wrightsville Beach is just as well known – indeed, National Geographic calls it one of the top surfing towns in the world. The positioning on the coast makes this the perfect spot for getting great storm-made waves, especially during hurricane season. Outside of hurricane season, conditions are perfect for beginners. Most surfers appreciate that the water is warm here, too.