The WB App is full of information to help you find everything you need for your vacation and stay in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Find Restaurants, Accommodations, Real Estate, Shopping, Attractions and Many More!! Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Wrightsville Beach is just east of Wilmington and is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,477 at the 2010 census. The town consists of a four-mile-long beach island, an interior island called Harbor Island, and pockets of commercial property on the mainland. Have Fun and Enjoy your stay. Located on the Coast of North Carolina near Carolina Beach and Kure Beach NC and a Short Drive from Wilmington NC. Come enjoy what you have been missing.