2024 Best Recreation & Fitness

05 Jul 2024

Fitness Center

MissionFit: Strength + Performance

MissionFit’s workouts combine strength work and high intensity interval training in a supportive group environment.  With a mission to help “people that want their time in the gym to elevate their lives outside the gym,” MissionFit challenges their clients to grow stronger and more energized.


Golf Course

Wilmington Municipal Golf Course

Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is designed to provide the public with a quality, championship 18-hole golf course. Enjoy scenic fairways and challenging holes that await golfers of all skill levels. With well-manicured greens and beautiful surroundings, Wilmington Municipal Golf Course offers a serene and enjoyable golfing experience.


Kayak Excursion Company

Wrightsville SUP

Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Wrightsville and the Intracoastal Waterway with a kayak excursion through Wrightsville SUP. Kayak to a private island or cruise through calm waters away from it all. They carry all sizes of kayaks, including single and tandem, along with equipment and safety instruction. 



Seapath Marina and Yacht Club

Adjacent to both the Intracoastal Waterway and Masonboro Inlet, Seapath is located in a no-wake zone in Wrightsville Beach. All slips are equipped with power, water, and wireless internet. Seapath provides first-class floating docks, including 190 slips and 600 feet of face dock, and their friendly staff are eager to assist.


Outdoor Outfitters

Great Outdoor Provisions Co.

At Great Outdoor Provision Co., kayaking and SUP are particularly popular with locals. While you can find all the trusted brands like Hobie, Hurricane, NuCanoe, Badfish and Jackson Kayak in store,  just as valuable is the staff’s expert knowledge and interest in helping customers feel fully prepared in the field. 


Specialty Fitness Studio

Rose Pilates

Located in an intimate studio within the heart of historic downtown, Rose Pilates specializes in Reformer pilates, which targets improved strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Rose Pilates’ class schedule includes a mix of beginner to advanced classes addressing both physical fitness and mind-body wellness.


Surf Shop

South End Surf Shop

Located in a historic brick building on the south end of Wrightsville Beach, South End Surf Shop sells in-demand women’s, men’s, and kid’s surfing apparel, shoes, accessories, surf boards, body boards, and much more. If you just need to use some gear for the day, they also rent surf boards, body boards, stand up paddle boards, bikes, and kayaks. 


Tennis Facility

Holly Tree Racquet Club

Holly Tree’s modern compound of 10 lighted, fast dry tennis courts as made them a popular choice for tennis. Holly Tree courts offer cooler court temperatures, reduced risk of injury, and a beautiful playing surface. They offer tennis lessons, clinics, and summer programs for players of all ages.

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