Shell Island Resort is a deluxe oceanfront hotel overlooking Wrightsville Beach, NC with elegant accommodations and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Set along miles of white sandy beaches, the all-suite Shell Island Resort features 169 beautiful guest suites with large living rooms, fully equipped kitchenettes, modern amenities and private balconies. The resort offers guests the use of exclusive facilities such as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a casual oceanfront restaurant and laid-back bar, a fully equipped fitness room, and on site laundry facilities.

There is complimentary wireless Internet around the property and miles of white sandy beaches with beach volleyball and an array of water sports to enjoy. The Shell Island Resort is situated within a short drive from downtown Wilmington and the University of North Carolina.

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Guest Accommodations

Set on 3,000 feet of beautiful white sandy beach with spectacular ocean views, Shell Island Resort features 169 beautiful guest suites that sleep up to six guests with one king or two double beds dressed in deluxe linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, fresh towels, and organic bath products. Separate living rooms have full-size sleeper sofas, dining areas with tables and chairs for six guests, and fully equipped kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, stovetops and coffee makers. Spacious living areas are stylishly decorated and open onto private balconies with chairs and breathtaking ocean views. Every suite offers modern conveniences including flat screen televisions with cable channels in both bedrooms and living rooms, BlueRay and DVD players, individual climate control, iron and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet.


A delicious buffet-style breakfast is served in the restaurant every morning and includes fresh fruit and juices, cereals, yogurt, freshly baked bread and muffins, and hot coffee and tea. The Shell Island Restaurant and Oceanfront Lounge also serves fresh seafood and innovative American cuisine for lunch and dinner in a casual and relaxed setting with indoor and outdoor seating.

Amenities and Recreation

The Shell Island Resort offers an array of upscale amenities and facilities for guests to enjoy, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub spa, miles of beautiful white sandy beach in front of the hotel with cabanas, umbrellas, and sun loungers, and the Shell Island Restaurant and Oceanfront Lounge. The outdoor swimming pool has a poolside cabana-style bar, which serves lunch and drinks and offers a happy hour of handcrafted cocktails and other libations, there is a fully equipped fitness center, and a fully equipped business center at the resort offers a variety of business services.

The resort has a Tiki Hut with a range of beach sports equipment and activities, from surfboards, skim boards and boogies boards, to stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and a sand volleyball court. Other equipment for rent include bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas and DVD from a fully stocked library. Guests can make use of the resort’s laundry facilities, and a gift and sundries shop sells a variety of essentials.

Wrightsville Beach is packed with things to see and do for the whole family from outdoor and recreational activities, water sports, and cultural attractions. Voted as North Carolina’s favorite beach destination for its vast array of experiences, Wrightsville Beach offers excellent shopping, scenic harbor cruises, sailing, deep sea fishing charters, water activities such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, and kite-boarding, and hiking or running the Loop fitness trail.

Wedding & Events

The Shell Island Resort features over 6,000 square feet of flexible space for business conferences and social gatherings, including Wrightsville Beach's only oceanfront ballroom. The resort is ideally located for a romantic beachside wedding, intimate ceremony or grand reception with a selection of spectacular venues, including the Oceanview Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Atlantic, and the Soundview Ballroom that looks over the Intracoastal Waterway.

2700 N. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Phone: 800-689-6765

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