Thursday, August 27, 2015

Featured Listing – 14 West Salisbury St Wrightsville Beach

This classic coastal cottage will open up a world of possibilities for you, whether you're looking for a year-round beach home, a vacation nest, or a great investment property.

This 2-unit property is located on Wrightsville Beach's tranquil Sunset Lagoon, and is central to all of the best attractions and amenities this community has to offer.

Each of the self-sufficient units offers a 3BR/2BA floorplan with access to a private dock with multiple 20' boatslips.

Inside, you'll find a home that has retained its old school coastal charm but with plenty of modern updates throughout.  The upstairs unit features a window-filled, waterfront sunroom as well as an outdoor deck that takes full advantage of stunning sunset views.   Hardwood flooring and knotty pine walls and ceilings provide an atmosphere reminiscent of simpler, mid-century days gone by.

The downstairs unit features tile flooring and a patio that leads out to the sandy, soundside beach and dock.  An endless variety of water sports await you just outside the door of this lovely cottage nestled in a prized location on Wrightsville Beach.

Details on 14 W. Salisbury St.

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Approx. Square Feet: 2,575
  • Age: 65
  • MLS #: 519263
  • Current Listing Price: $ 1,195,000
  • Additional Features: Laundry room, blinds, ceiling fans, built-in shelves

Monday, August 24, 2015

Relive Wrightsville Beach’s Golden Era at Lumina Daze

To so many residents and visitors, Wrightsville Beach is still known as the "Fun Spot of the South." But this slogan was never more fitting than in the early 1900’s, when the legendary Lumina Pavilion shone as a beacon of summertime delight on our shores.

This 25,000 square foot, three-story dance hall on the south end of Wrightsville Beach was THE place to ‘see and be seen’ for North Carolinians who suddenly had access to the coast via an electric trolley line. More than a thousand incandescent light bulbs made up the enormous ‘Lumina’ sign on top of the stately pavilion, which shone so bright that sailors often navigated by it at night.

Sadly, the Lumina Pavilion was demolished in the 1970’s, but you can still enjoy the spirit, music and unbridled joy of this storied era at the 19th Annual Lumina Daze party hosted by the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

Lumina Daze will be held on Sunday, August 30th from 5-9pm at the Blockade Runner Resort. This year’s live music line-up includes the Imitations, Wilmington Big Band, and the Dixieland All Stars. In addition to dancing, great food and drinks, you can enjoy short films on the lawn – a nostalgic reminder of when silent films played on a giant screen that rose up from the sea in front of the historic landmark.


Artists will be painting in the “plein air” style on the grounds, while partygoers browse through the many silent auction items up for bid. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History or at the door. Proceeds from this popular trip down memory lane help support the ongoing work of the museum.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Popular Restaurants in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach is a great place to work up an appetite.  The lifestyle here is all about embracing the outdoors with a seemingly endless array of activities that make the most of being in, on and around the water.

There's also no shortage of great places to eat when it's time to rest, relax and refuel.  Nothing makes a sumptuous dining experience more memorable than a great view.  So, here's our list of the best restaurants in Wrightsville Beach that are not only a treat for your palate, but also a feast for your eyes.

Bluewater Grill - This casual American restaurant offers panoramic views of the waterway from its expansive patio which is cooled by ceiling fans for pleasant waterfront dining nearly any time of the year.   Located adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Marina, Bluewater is a popular spot for boaters to dock up and grab a bite to eat.  The fare ranges from hand-cut steaks to homemade desserts, with plenty of choices for seafood lovers, too.  4 Marina St.

South Beach Grill - For 17 years locals and tourists have flocked to the South Beach Grill for southern inspired meals. The restaurant is located at 100 South Lumina Ave and is accessible by car and boat (via the city's public dock at Wynn Plaza). South Beach Grill has a patio which overlooks Banks Channel. Open for lunch and dinner. 100 South Lumina Ave

The Post - This peaceful, zen-like café is the newest place on the island to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while gazing out at the Atlantic Ocean.  Located in a quiet neighborhood on the South End, The Post offers a wide variety of bakery items, creative sandwiches and an extensive beverage menu with unusual tea blends, coffees, beer and wine.  708 S. Lumina Ave.

Oceanic - Located just across the street from The Post is one of Wrightsville Beach's traditional dining-with-a-view favorites.  Visitors come back time after time to savor the Oceanic's unique oceanfront setting on the Crystal Pier, and a wide range of freshly prepared dishes that will please everyone at the table.  703 S. Lumina Ave.

Oceans at the Holiday Inn Resort - This is not your grandfather's Holiday Inn restaurant.  This oceanfront spot highlights gorgeous views of the beach, outstanding service and a surprisingly creative and diverse dinner menu.  A great wine list rounds out a superb dining experience.  1706 N. Lumina Ave. 

Bridge Tender - Breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway combine with classic southern coastal elegance at this Wrightsville Beach favorite.  Bridge Tender is known for its expertly prepared seafood and steaks.  Enjoy the water view inside the intimate dining room or on the patio.  1414 Airlie Rd.

Fish House Grill - Located right next door to the Bridge Tender, the Fish House Grill is a great place to go if you're looking for fresh seafood and stunning views  in a more casual setting.  Situated at the foot of the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge, the Fish House deck is the perfect place to watch the boats pass by while enjoy a cold drink and a grilled fish sandwich or a bountiful seafood platter.  1410 Airlie Rd.

Dockside - This is the waterfront spot to "see and be seen" on a sunny weekend afternoon or evening. From Dockside's big deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, you'll enjoy an ever-changing vista of beautiful boats and beautiful people.  The menu highlights fresh steamed shellfish and creative takes on traditional seafood favorites.  1308 Airlie Rd

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Point Break Live! Live-Action Show to Benefit WB Local Battling Leukemia

Point Break Live!, the live-action stage show that played to sold out audiences and rave reviews last year in Wilmington is returning to Ziggy’s By The Sea on Aug. 13 and 15th! All proceeds of the Aug.15th show will go to the speedy recovery of one of the show’s most precious fans, Tess Perry, as she kicks Leukemia’s butt!

Hailed as “So over the top you can’t stop laughing!” by LA Weekly and “About the most dead-on dose of hilarity to ever be on stage!” by, Point Break Live! is a spoof of the 1991 blockbuster classic starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, the Zen-surfing leader of a gang of bank robbing adrenaline junkies called the Ex-Presidents, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover FBI Agent.

 But the best part? YOU CAN BE KEANU!!! That’s right — at each performance the lead role (Johnny Utah) is played by an unrehearsed volunteer chosen directly from the crowd and voted for by the rest of the audience. One of the many reason that Variety raved it as “Hilarious!” Righteous BRAH!

 Point Break Live! is not your typical theater experience. The interaction literally spills out into the crowd as the cast robs banks, rips waves, catches tubes, blows things up, skydives with loaded guns, and even chows down on hot meatball subs. “Utah, get me 2!”

Described by as “all-encompassing, wet, interactive, loud, extreme, and altogether awesome,” Point Break LIVE! is not the place to show off any new designer evening gowns. Leave your finery at home and don’t forget to buy a survival kit. You will get wet, you will be robbed at gunpoint, you will be spattered with fake blood and possibly even thrown on the floor by belligerent bank robbers; you might even get hit with a meatball sandwich. The audience is involved in the action to such a degree that proclaimed, “’Point Break LIVE!’ is the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ for our generation.”

For tickets and more information visit:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Wahine Classic Returns to South End

A much-loved surfing tradition, The Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic is back for another year, featuring female surfers from ages 5 to 65.

The 2015 event will be held August 15 and 16th at the Oceanic restaurant beach access. Hosted by the Crystal South Surf Camp and its leader Jo Pickett, this all-female surfing contest is known for its wide range of age divisions, including the ever-popular Teenie Wahine division for girls 10 and under.

The Wahine Classic highlights professional, amateur, shortboard and longboard divisions as well as the newer SUP surf division, which sees a growing field of competitors each year. Either as a spectator or a competitor, the Wahine Classic is a great way to inspire a young woman you know to embrace Wrightsville Beach’s most popular sport.

Registration closes August 12. For more information, visit

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