Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner Vacations, Resorts, Rentals, Suites and Getaways

  • What We Love

      • Kids can learn to navigate the high seas during Peak Season at Blockade Runner’s brand new Sailing School.
      • You'll love the spectacular kids club, open during the summer season, which placed as one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best: Beach Resort Kid’s Clubs.
      • Swimming at Blockade Runner is extra fun, since you can lap around the connected indoor/outdoor pool.
      • There is a daily breakfast buffet served al fresco in the main lobby.
      • Enjoy the gorgeous ambiance as you stroll through the oceanfront gardens.
  • Description

    • Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers waterfront rooms that will serve as your R&R spot when you’ve spent a long day enjoying some fun in the sun. It was actually featured in USA Today’s article titled, 10 Best: Beach Resorts Kids Clubs, thanks to its supervised “Sandcampers” program for your mini travelers, ages 4-12. Just be sure you sign them up at the concierge as it runs on reservations.


      Want a parents-only night out? Kids Night In runs on Friday nights from 6-9pm for your little ones, ages 4-12. They’ll enjoy a night of fun with dinner, crafts, dancing, and popcorn and a movie! Lastly, Wrightsville Beach is a great place to learn more about sea turtles. And, when staying at this resort in the summer months (between June and August), you and your family will have the opportunity to pop into an interactive session, “Sea Turtle 9-1-1.”

    • Tripbound has trekked to this resort to test it out for you before you go. We've also made sure that the property offers fun for the kiddos! Give us a call and we'd be happy to share why we love this pick, and make sure it's the perfect vacation match for you.
  • Dining Details

    • EAST Oceanfront Dining:

      Home to a beautiful oceanfront garden setting reflecting influences from California, Mexico, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Enjoy elegant dining indoors or outdoors on a canopied garden deck. A great selection of wines, spirits, and local craft beers add to your dining experience.

      Breakfast, 7 – 11 am
      Lunch, 11 am – 5 pm
      Dinner, 5 – 9 pm
      Sunday Brunch, 10:30 am – 2 pm

      Southern Breakfast Buffet

      The Southern Breakfast Buffet includes farm fresh eggs, breakfast meats, grits and gravy, roasted potatoes, seasonal fruits, waffles, danish, yogurt, oatmeal, french toast, hot biscuits, and the best coffee around. Served daily in EAST Oceanfront Dining. 



      Breakfast Buffet, 7 – 9:30 am

      Breakfast A la Carte, 9:30 – 11 am


      Sunday Blues Brunch

      Chef Jessica Cabo and her culinary team create weekly brunch specials that are artful renditions of vegan, vegetarian, and seafood-centric menu selections. A clear focus on local produce shapes and inspires the brunch weekly. Enjoy shrimp & grits with a different sauce each week. Try the omelet station, a waffle station with local fruit purees, and Smoked Scottish King Salmon. Meats vary weekly such as marinated flank steak, roasted pork loin, and duck hash.



      Sundays, 10:30 am – 2 pm

      Live Blues, starting at 11:30 am


      Sea Escape Pool Bar:

      Open seasonally, serving pool, patio and beach areas in local island tradition.


      Aquarium Bar at EAST:


      Come as you are and enjoy a casual oceanfront setting at the full bar located inside EAST. 



      Sunday – Thursday, 5 pm – 12 am

      Friday & Saturday, 5 pm – 2 am

  • Kids Info

    • Sandcampers Kids Camp

      Kids ages 6-13 will enjoy lunch, crafts, games, activities, and more. Daily 9am – 1pm. Cost: $50 per child. Reservations are required by 7pm on the day prior.


      Kids Night In

      Kids ages 4-12 will enjoy a Friday night of fun with dinner, crafts, dancing, a movie, and popcorn. Offered Fridays 6-9pm. $40/per person. Late Night Extension until 10pm: $20 extra/child

      Reservations are required by 2pm on the day of.


      Animal Encounters

      Live animal presentation for kids, with a different theme each week, hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Saturdays 12-1pm,

      May 26 – September 1. Cost: $10 per child (complimentary for adults)


      Babysitting Services

      Provided by our trained staff members for up to 3 kids, between the hours of 6am – 11:30pm. $12/hour per child *3 children maximum. Reservations are required by 7pm on the day prior.


      * Costs were verified as accurate at the time of publishing. Please check with the Tripbound Travel Team or the resort directly to verify current pricing. 


      Now Offering Sailing School! 

      Test the waters with a one hour fun sail with a certified instructor to see if an ASA Sailing course is right for you • 1 Sailor. 1 hour. $100 per person • Additional hours = $50/h • Additional people = $50

       Discover Sailing

      Gain confidence, with an instructor, through one-hour of classroom and a three-hour sailing session that counts towards ASA 101 Certification.

      • 1 Sailor. 4 hours. $250 per person • Additional hours = $50/h • Additional people = $100


      ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing

      The  first step in the sailing progression. The course is family friendly and welcomes all ages over 13, with no boating experience required. The course is completed over two full days and covers basic skills such as prepa- ration of the boat, rigging, hoisting and setting sails, rules of the road, points of sail, man overboard drill, heaving to and much more. (This is a US Coast Guard approved Safe Boating Course). This course is six to eight hours a day shared between our waterfront training gazebo and our J/22 vessels. Hands-on training includes open water sailing, docking, anchoring, etc. Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends around 5 pm. Upon graduation you will re- ceive ASA certi cation, and you will be ready to safely and con dently skipper boats of 20 ft. Former students are encouraged to rent the same J/22 boat used for their course to further develop their skills and con dence.

      Complete ASA 101 Course

      • Two 6 hour days

      • Chapters 1-7

      • Includes book

      • Includes membership fees • $550 per person

      *The ASA 101 course can be divided into two parts to take separately at your convenience, as seen below

      Part A of 101 Course

      • 6 hours

      • Covers Chapters 1 - 3

      • Includes book

      • Credit towards 101 certi cate • Additional hours= $50/h

      • $250 per person

      Part B of 101 Course

      • Part A is prerequisite

      • 6 hours

      • Chapters 4 - 7

      • Includes membership fees • Additional hours= $50/h

      • $350 per person

      ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

      After  finishing ASA 101 and exhibiting mastery of the skills, the ASA 103 Coastal Cruising Course is the next step in ASA’s sailing progression. We want you to have a strong foothold in the basics so you can come in and expand your knowledge and sailing abilities in the ASA 103 course. After completing this two-day course you will receive ASA certi cation enabling you to cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on a sailboat of about 33 to 44 ft in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions. Our practical hands-on instruction will show you safety requirements, maneuvering in and out of marina slips and along docks, and basic navigation for both inland and offshore ocean sailing techniques. This course will be taught on board either S/Y Allana (Freedom 44 Cat Ketch) or S/Y Maidona (38′ Custom Sloop).

      Complete ASA 103 Course

      • Two 6 hour days • Chapters 1-7

      • Includes book

      • $700 per person

  • Amenities


      • Outdoor/indoor pool
      • Fitness center
      • Poolside bar and grill 
      • Oceanfront dining 
      • Lawn games 
      • 24-Hour front desk 
      • Beach attendants * 
      • Food and beverage service on beach*
      • Pool chairs and umbrellas*


      Boat Slips:

      The Blockade Runner Beach Resort is oceanfront at Wrightsville Beach. The pier is located just off the Intracoastal Waterway, adjacent to Banks Channel anchorage and close to Masonboro Inlet. When you dock, you gain VIP access to all the amenities of the resort, including acclaimed oceanfront and poolside dining.


      Discounted weekday room rates for crew changes / overnight stays


      Can accommodate yachts up to 70 ft.


       All Slips Include:

      Access to Blockade Runner Beach Resort amenities, including EAST Oceanfront Dining, Sea Escape Pool Bar, pool, hot tub, sauna, private walkway to the beach, 24-hour fitness center, and valet parking. Weekday discounted room rates available for crew changes.



  • Suite Options

    • Harborfront Suite

      These suites overlook the Intracoastal Waterway with views of the tidal creeks, salt marshes, sailboats, and the best sunset on the island. Two queen beds or one king, 37" flat screen LCD HDTV, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker and work station. 376 sq. feet, Max occupancy: 4.

      Atlantic Oceanfront Suite

      Spectacular sunrise views over the Atlantic Ocean from these suites. Two queen beds or one king, 37" flat screen LCD HDTV, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker, and work station. 376 sq. feet, Max occupancy: 4.

      Deluxe Atlantic Oceanfront Balcony

      Enjoy indoor/outdoor living overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with panoramic views up and down the beach. Private covered balcony. Two queen beds or one king, 48" flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker + terry spa robes. 384 sq ft., Max occupancy: 4.

  • Map

    • 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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What Our Travelers Are Saying
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Jul 14, 2018
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Jul 11, 2018
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Jun 18, 2018
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Jul 19, 2018
Everything about this experience was perfect. From day 1 of booking to the last day when we were checking out of the resort, the whole process was seamless. The condo we stayed at in Sevierville, TN was spacious, the beds were amazing, the amenities kept our whole family entertained, and the location couldn’t have been better. I would highly recommend this rental to any family that is traveling. We will continue to use Tripbound for our future vacation accommodations. Thank you for making our vacation feel like home.