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Under $100: Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

by Matt Rimer

Sep 25, 2015

Johnny Mercer’s Pier, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina © Mike Bitzenhofer | Flickr

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On your way to the beach, stop in for a quick bite to eat at the Sweet and Savory Café. At this quaint café, visitors can get a biscuit and gravy with a side of sausage for just $5.99.


After you’ve filled up, head to Blockade Runner Soundside Rentals and get yourself a paddleboard, kayak or surfboard for around $20. If you’re a beginner — Blockade also offers lessons.


For an afternoon snack, check out King’s at the end of Salisbury Street. This souvenir and beach gear shop sells dozens of flavors of homemade ice cream.


Blockade Runner, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina © Seuss | Flickr

Blockade Runner © Seuss | Flickr


Next, walk next door and up the ramp to Johnny Mercer’s Pier. Whether you are looking for a romantic spot to take a few pictures for the photo album, or simply a calm place to drop your fishing line, the pier is a place that everyone can enjoy.


One of the best dining locations at Wrightsville is the South Beach Grill. This beachside restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating offers exceptional dishes like the shrimp and grits in Asiago cream sauce for $12.95.


Finally, at the day’s end, do what you came to the beach to do. Walk along the sandy shores, and under the different piers, with your friends, family and loved ones, and watch the sun set.



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