- The list below includes 70 free or cheap things to do in or near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Beaches, Paddleboarding and History Museums.
- From Wrightsville Beach to Wrightsville Beach Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wrightsville Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Southport.
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1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard, South, Kure Beach, NC 28449 MoreLess Info
The Fort Fisher Historic Site was an important location to the Confederacy as it was used to run supplies to the Confederate army. Located at Kure Beach, the fort is the site of two major battles of the Civil War.
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1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard, South, Wilmington, NC 28449 MoreLess Info
Designed to keep the Wilmington port open during the Civil War, when Fort Fisher fell on January 15, 1865, it was one of the most decisive victories that proving that the North's victory. Visitors to the Fort Fisher State Historic Site see earthworks, and view a documentary, and shop.
Managed by the USDA Forest Service, the Island Creek Trail is a lovely half-mile hiking trail. It is fairly flat and suitable for novice hikers, and affords breathtaking views of native and transplanted vegetation. The trail is free to use.
Soundside Park serves as a family-friendly recreational facility with several boardwalks around its edges, complete with a fishing pier and viewing decks. Attractions include multiple slides, swings, an extensive playground, and a climbing wall.
Guests aboard the Belle of Topsail sight-see in style as they cruise around the North Carolina coast. Captain David Luther is also an ordained minister and often performs weddings aboard the boat, a charming vintage-inspired vessel that holds up to 49 adults.
Featuring the work of local artisans, Seacoast Art Gallery displays paintings, crafts, and pottery for visitors to enjoy. The resident artists is Sandy L. McHugh, who specializes in acrylic and watercolor paintings.