- 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.
The Sail Shop offers kayak trips on Bald Head Island's tidal creeks, surfing instruction, sailing instruction around Bald Head Island, and fishing for red drum and flounder on Cape Creek. The company also offers kayak, and boat tours.
A former home of a British fort during the Revolutionary War, Bald Head Island, North Carolina is now the destination of the oldest standing lighthouse in the state and the Smith Museum. The museum features seafaring exhibits and maritime artifacts.
The light first shone from Bald Head lighthouse on December 23, 1794, making it the first lighthouse in North Carolina. It was used until 1935 when the lighthouse at Cape Fear was completed, and now visitors can climb the 112 stairs to the top.
A miniature golf course featuring 18 holes, Oak Island Jungle Golf offers a jungle theme with water and fake animals including elephants and a giraffe. The facility provides arcade games along with an ice cream parlor.
At Island Fishing Center, visitors can purchase fishing supplies and learn about promising fishing spots in the area from the owner. The store puts out a weekly fishing report that explains the best catches of the season.
The Oak Island Recreation Center is a recreational and educational facility that consists of a fitness center, a skate park, and an ocean education center. The facility also has a dog park that is open 7 days a week.
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3003 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465 MoreLess Info
The Environmental Overlook Trails on Oak Island, North Carolina are the ideal paths to take if you enjoy viewing wildlife. Paths span over sand dunes and give visitors a chance to see red foxes and loggerhead sea turtles upclose.