A few months ago, I stayed at the historic Blockade Runner Resort in Wrightsville Beach and had such a lovely experience. As luck would have it, it was quite a chilly, rainy weekend, so Glory and I ventured back down to take advantage of the amenities of the property on what was a beautiful, sunny, warm day. The rooms at the Blockade Runner are quite lovely and have been recently updated for a more modern feel. You can see more about that here. However, one of my favorite aspects of the property is all that there is to do right on site. Keep scrolling to see more!
Where to Stay in Wrightsville Beach: The Blockade Runner Resort
There is something for everyone at the Blockade Runner, whether you prefer the beach, poolside seating, a garden for reading or yoga, learning how to paddle board in the sound, or taking a sunset cruise. It’s truly a lovely experience at this classic landmark and is the perfect place for a getaway. If you’re looking for availability this summer, check out their weekday packages as it is a little less crowded and the rates are more flexible.
The Blockade Runner Resort – Amenities
There are a variety of room options to choose from, including whether you prefer a harbor view or a view of the Atlantic Ocean. All rooms feature casually elegant decor and beautiful views of the island. Each room includes a mini-fridge and a Keurig, and cozy robes. If you’re interested in a larger rental space, there is a cottage available for rent that has 13 bedrooms. More details on that are available here. Be sure to check out booking packages here.
The Blockade Runner Resort – Accommodations
If you opt to spend some time on the beach, there is a seasonal full service experience including beach chairs, umbrellas, plus food and beverage service. If you prefer to hang poolside, there is are cabanas available for rent, the poolside bar and restaurant, and seaside gardens. The seaside gardens offer fire pits, hammocks, and lawn games. The sound side harbor offers kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, sailing, fishing, and scenic cruises. Book your adventures here.
The Blockade Runner Resort – Dining
The on-site restaurant, EAST Oceanfront Dining, offers a beautiful garden setting. They host a delicious Sunday Jazz brunch that is New Orleans inspired (seen here) and then a delicious lunch and dinner menu. You can’t go wrong with spring salad with grilled chicken or a blue crab cake. There is also dining available at Sea Escape Pool Bar which is a great option if you opt to spend the day by the pool or want to come off the beach and dine in the shade by the gardens.
Photos by Glory Roze Photography
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Thank you to The Blockade Runner Resort for partnering with I’m Fixin’ To. As always, all opinions are my own.
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