Tucked between the Intracoastal Waterway and the beach, the Blockade Runner Beach Resort is a Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina staple dating back to 1964. Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on the building resulting in around $10 million in damage. The newly renovated space marries the charm of the past with a trendy coastal look.
Rooms face either the Intracoastal or the beach. Deluxe and Premier Oceanfront rooms feature a balcony. Each room’s decor is unique and chic. WiFi, flat-screen tv, robes, Keurig coffee makers, and mini-fridges feature in each room and ice is available from the concierge 24/7.
The Cottage, a former boardinghouse on-site, can host up to 26 guests with 13 bedrooms and 9 baths. With available catering, The Cottage is a perfect option for wedding parties or family reunions.
Grab a meal at EAST Oceanfront which boasts a globally inspired menu with local fresh seafood and vegetarian options. Seating options can be found indoors or outside in the dune side gardens.
The Sea Escape Pool Bar features drinks and snacks to meet your needs as you pop between the ocean and the pool. A fitness center and garden round out the resort’s lovely offerings.
For those looking for a more adventurous visit, Blockade Runner offers a number of water-based activities to get the blood pumping. With an in-house ASA certified Sailing School, the resort is the perfect place to try out a new skill. If your fancy leans more towards kayaking, fishing, or surfing, lessons and tours are available.
Blockade Runner Beach Resort is located a short drive from downtown Wilmington and is within walking distance of several bars and restaurants along Wrightsville Beach.
If You Go
Blockade Runner Beach Resort is located at 275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480. Rooms start around $200 per night. Parking is included with your stay but valet parking is also available. Book your stay by visiting their website or by calling (877) 684-8024.
Our stay was hosted by Wilmington and Beaches CVB. Photos are by Caroline Eubanks.