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

Shell Island Resort

Welcome to Paradise!

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Shell Island is the premier resort hotel at Wrightsville Beach, NC providing all oceanfront suites with 169 beautiful guest rooms, each overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, beach volleyball, and miles of white sandy beaches, Shell Island Resort is a wonderful place to come and relax while enjoying the sound of the waves. Each room is equipped with your own private balcony, large living room with sleeper sofa, two flat-screen TVs, and a kitchenette which includes a refrigerator, microwave, stovetop and coffee maker. The Resort has high-speed internet access via a complimentary Wi-Fi network. With all the amenities, and a casual oceanfront restaurant and bar complete with outdoor seating, a fitness room, and laundry facilities on site, you will see why our guests love to stay with us.

You will feel like a VIP when you stay at the Shell Island Resort, thanks to our generous services and modern amenities. The staff at the Shell Island Resort is committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed all of your expectations! Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate our on-site restaurant and in-room dining options, as well as our swimming pools, jacuzzi, and water-sports opportunities. Squeeze in a workout in our fitness room. Get to work in our 24-hour business center with complimentary Internet access and other tools that you need to be productive, or have a delicious meal at our oceanfront restaurant before getting a fabulous night's sleep in our luxurious beds.

Shell Island is also an excellent place to hold your business meeting or conference and our beautiful white sandy beach is one of the most memorable locations to have your wedding in all of North Carolina.

We invite you to come be our guest and experience all that the Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach and the Wilmington area have to offer!

Guest Reviews


Asheville, NC

Absolutely gorgeous, between the ocean and the marsh. I don't know why anyone would go anywhere else on the island. Accommodations great, staff outstanding. A shout out to the staff who were delightful and always so willing to be of service. Even the hotel restaurant, which we didn't expect to be particularily good, was terrific and the staff there was also wonderful. We walked the beaches all over and the beach by Shell Island was the widest, prettiest of all. We were blown away by all of it!

Love this Place!

Mike D
London, UK

Shell island resort has beautiful views, clean rooms and a very private beach. Richard at the front desk was very helpful. Hollie at the restaurant was great. Her positive attitude is such an inspiration! It made my day. I'll stay again soon!

Wedding & Reception

Michelle F
Watertown, NY

We received excellent service from all employees. A special thanks to George and his staff. They provided us with assistance in setting up the wedding ceremony and reception. The rooms for our family and guests were very clean and user friendly throughout our time.

Beyond Words!

Barbie H

I would highly recommend this hotel. The staff was friendly and very helpful with any and all our needs. The view was perfect of the beach and the Ocean. It was very clean and very quiet. Room service was a plus for our late night Teenagers and the breakfast bar was good for me so I could enjoy my stay and sleep a extra few minute's If I choose . Great Place to stay, Cant wait to get back!!!

Getaway in Paradise!

Laurie B.
Pilot Mountain, NC

Went here for a getaway and it was simply AMAZING!! The staff was wonderful and the room with the wonderful view was great!! We will be going back to this hotel every year now we just fell in love with it!

We have visited Shell Island in the past and it has always been nice, but this time it was FANTASTIC. The location is simply the best on the east coast, and hands down provides the best view of any hotel on Wrightsville Beach. The Resort sits at the end of the island so it seems a lot more private than other spots on the beach. Every room provides an awesome view of the ocean. But what makes this place Perfect is clearly the staff. From the front desk to the housekeeper who cleaned our room, everyone we encountered was super friendly and helpful. We will keep coming back!

Specials and

Check here regularly for our All-Inclusive Packages and Specials. Also, you can "Like Us" on Facebook and be alerted any time we promote new specials, packages and discounts!

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Guest Suites
and Amenities

Overlooking more than 3,000 feet of beautiful Wrightsville Beach, each full-service suite sleeps from four to six people and comes loaded with amenities to make your stay truly enjoyable!

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and Weddings

Whether you've always dreamed of being barefoot in the sand when you say "I do," or you are looking for the perfect location to hold your next corporate retreat, Shell Island has the facilities to make your next event memorable!

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Dining at our Fabulous

Restaurant and Oceanfront Lounge

An awesome culinary experience!

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