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The only all-oceanfront, all-suite hotel on the island

Like the pearly curl of a shell in the beach, Shell Island Resort stands out among Wrightsville Beach hotels. This oceanside hideaway boasts unmatched views of Figure Eight Island and Mason’s Inlet along more than 3,000 feet of sand and surf! Individually decorated guest suites overlook an ideal waterfront location flanking the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on the northern tip of Wrightsville Beach. Take in the stunning views from your own private balcony, soak up the sun from the lounging area beside the pool, and of course, sink your toes into the soft sands as you wander down the shores during the day. After a long day, retreat to the Island's End Grill and Bar for a delicious meal as you enjoy the ocean views!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 154 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Wrightsville Beach
  • Nearby Water Atlantic Ocean
  • Open Dates All Year


The beautiful white-sand shores of Wrightsville Beach are just steps away when you stay at Shell Island Resort. This North Carolina destination offers everything you need for a relaxing beach getaway. Soak up the sun from the shores or splash in the waters on a swim! Or, stop by the Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp to take in easy lessons and learn how to surf safely!


Sometimes a change of setting can bring out the best ideas. Shell Island Resort offers your team over 6,000 square feet of meeting space and a refreshing oceanfront location that's sure to refresh your team's minds and get everyone focused and inspired. Their professional staff can help you plan everything from catering options to overnight accommodations and ensure your business retreat is a complete success.


With the surf and sand just a few steps outside our doors, you'll find Shell Island Resort where Lumina Road ends and the beach begins. Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp will begin your next journey, learning to surf as a whole family! Learn surfboard positioning, paddling, safety, etiquette, and how to stand up and fall properly. Come alone or bring your friends and family to watch, laugh, and take pictures of your memorable adventure.


After the excitement of your big day, there's nothing more satisfying than a relaxing oceanfront honeymoon. Shell Island Resort is just what you need to celebrate the start of your new life together, with their elegant suites, beautiful setting and onsite restaurant to satisfy all your hunger. Explore the beaches together, enjoy a shopping trip nearby at REDIX, or enjoy surfing at Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp!


Shell Island Resort features 154 luxurious oceanfront accommodations for your Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina vacation. These guest suites can accommodate between four to six people, and feature a bathroom, spacious great room and a kitchenette for your complete comfort and convenience. Onsite you will also find over 3,000 square feet of function space, the Island's End Grill and Bar and much more!


There are few things more romantic than an oceanfront retreat for two. You and your sweetheart will fall in love all over again in the spacious oceanfront accommodations at Shell Island Resort and enjoy the relaxing, beachfront setting that's sure to let you reconnect. Wander down the shores hand-in-hand, enjoy fishing at the Johnnie Mercer's Pier, or visit nearby Port City. Indulge in a delicious meal at the end of the day at the onsite restaurant to top it all off!


The Shell Island Resort boasts Wrightsville Beach's only oceanfront ballroom, making it the perfect venue for your North Carolina wedding! The breathtaking beach setting is sure to enchant all your guests, while the elegant venue offers enough room for up to 200 people. From catering options from the onsite restaurant to decoration and accommodations, the resort's wedding coordinator will assist you every step of the way. Let your dream wedding become a realty at this luxury North Carolina destination!

Additional Information

  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Saltwater Fishing
Room Amenities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
Languages Spoken
  • English

Nearest Airports

  • Wilmington International Airport (ILM) / 7.6 miles
  • Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) / 71.2 miles
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) / 76.5 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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