Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Weekend on Wrightsville Beach

For anyone planning to spend the long Easter Weekend at Wrightsville Beach, you probably already know that it's one of our favorite weekends of the year.  The weather is usually warm enough to let you hit the beach and maybe even take a dip in the water.  Here are some more ideas for great activities during the long Easter weekend on Wrightsville Beach:
  • Sunrise Service at Oceanic Pier on Wrightsville Beach - The North Pointe Community Church will be celebrating their 11th Annual Easter Celebration at the Beach on Sunday, April 24th at 7am.  Following the service, there is also an Easter egg hunt for the kids at 9am.  For more information, please visit http://www.npointe.org/events/sunrise-service-at-wrightsville-beach-oceanic-pier-easter-sunday/.
  • Easter Brunch - Wrightsville Beach has tons of great restaurants and many will offer specials menus for Easter brunch.  Some of the popular waterfront restaurants to check out are the Oceanic, Blue Water Grill, and The Bridge Tender as well as some of the resorts on the island including the Blockade Runner and Holiday Inn Sunspree.
  • Wrightsville Beach Boat Tour - Contact one of the local marinas to find out about renting a boat for the morning, afternoon, or full day. You can take a guided scenic cruise with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours, do a fishing boat charter, or take a boat out to tour the island on your own depending on your interests or what you want to do.
  • Family Bike Ride - Start out on "The Loop" at the Wrighstville Beach Parks & Rec Dept and then head over the drawbridge and jump on the Eastwood Road bike path that's part of the Wilmington Cross-City Trail.
  • Kayak, Canoe or Stand-Up Paddle Board - Explore the Intracoastal and the Channels by kayak, canoe, or on the latest and greatest SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Boarding).  Rentals are available from Hook Line and Paddle or Wrightsville Kayak Company.
Let us know what your plans are for Easter Weekend.  We know there are plenty more things to do on the island and throughout Wilmington over spring break and the long weekend - we're just getting you started!

Enjoy!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Azalea Festival Comes to Wilmington NC

Azalea Festival 2011
The NC Azalea Festival is officially hosted in our neighbor city, Wilmington NC, but Wrightsville Beach enjoys the beauty, excitement, and energy that the Azalea Festival brings to our area.

The official kickoff of the 2011 Azalea Festival was earlier this week and the weather has been nothing but cooperative.  The azaleas are blooming just in time and residents and visitors alike are enjoying near 80 degree weather.

Some of the gardens on the 2011 Garden Tour are right across the Channel from Wrightsville Beach including New Hanover County's Airlie Gardens and the gardens of Stephen and Leslie Hales.

Besides the Garden Tour, Azalea Festival also features a Garden Party at Greenfield Lake, an Historic Wilmington Homes Tour in downtown Wilmington, a weekend street fair and Saturday parade, concerts at UNCW Trask Coliseum, and, this year, a tennis challenge featuring John McEnroe and Todd Martin.  Of course, the famous Belles, a Princess, and a Queen grace our presence at all of these events.

We love Azalea Festival because it gives visitors a great reason to visit our area and see all the assets we have to offer.  From historic downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River to Wrightsville Beach in all its glory, there is so much to celebrate about where we live, especially as we welcome spring and summer once again.

Friday, April 8, 2011

101 Circle Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC

101 Circle Dr, Wrightsville Beach NC
101 Circle Drive in Wrightsville Beach is an amazing property in a gorgeous location.  The 10 bedroom, 7 bath custom built home sits on a half acre lot - one of the largest private lots in all of Wrightsville Beach.  It has room for 15 parking spaces (4 covered spaces), a side yard and garden, established old growth native trees and vegetation, and provides privacy in a no-traffic community.

The property at 101 Circle Drive is located in Shell Island Village near the north end of Wrightsville Beach.  It is a soundfront property with a private sandy beach that experiences very little current - perfect for boat storage and water recreation.  The estate includes a 30' boat slip with a lift, a dock, and a sun shaded deck.  Its location also provides easy access to N. Lumina Ave and ocean beach access points #8 and #9.

We invite you to take a Virtual Tour of the property to truly appreciate all it has to offer.  Please call the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams Wrightsville Beach Real Estate to schedule a personal guided tour: 800-852-1605.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wrightsville Beach Voted A Top Ten Best Place to Learn to Surf

Away.com, an online travel guide, recently voted Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina one of the ten best places to learn to surf worldwide.  They describe our beaches this way (emphasis ours):
With 300 miles of coastline and warm water, North Carolina is the premier surfing spot on the east coast (outside of Florida, at least). The water in the Outer Banks can be rough, but beginners will be perfectly at ease down the coast in Wrightsville Beach, with its friendly waves. Even when the beaches are crowded—and on busy summer weekends, they are—you can still find plenty of surf.
Other locations in their top ten surf destinations list include Margaret River in Western Australia, Inch Marlow in Barbados, Playa Guiones in Nosara Costa Rica, and Waikiki in Oahu, Hawaii.  I'd say we're in pretty good company!  You can read the full article here: Best Places to Learn to Surf.

Come to Wrightsville Beach for your next surfing vacation and, while you're here, contact your friendly agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams.  We'll help you seek out awesome Wrightsville Beach properties for an investment property, a second home, a retirement home, or just to pick it all up and move to the beach!  800-852-1605.
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