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Best time to visit Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA

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The best time to visit Wrightsville Beach is October-November

Want to know when to travel to Wrightsville Beach? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, October-November is the best time to go to Wrightsville Beach. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The very hottest temperatures in Wrightsville Beach get to around 32℃ (89℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 3℃ (37℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Wrightsville Beach are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Wrightsville Beach in September – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Wrightsville Beach, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Wrightsville Beach seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Wrightsville Beach as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Wrightsville Beach is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Wrightsville Beach

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Wrightsville Beach for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Wrightsville Beach climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Wrightsville Beach for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
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DEC

Wrightsville Beach in January

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Wrightsville Beach in February

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Wrightsville Beach in March

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Wrightsville Beach in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Wrightsville Beach in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Wrightsville Beach in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Wrightsville Beach in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Wrightsville Beach in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Wrightsville Beach in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Wrightsville Beach in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Wrightsville Beach in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Wrightsville Beach in December

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Wrightsville Beach in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Wrightsville Beach is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Wrightsville Beach is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Wrightsville Beach is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Wrightsville Beach, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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