Location & Directions
Traveling on I-40E, take a left on Martin Luther King Parkway (look for the HWY 74/Wrightsville Beach road sign). Continue on this road; it will become Eastwood Road. Take Eastwood Road all the way into Wrightsville Beach. After crossing the bridge into Wrightsville Beach continue straight until you reach Lumina Ave. At the stoplight take a left onto Lumina Avenue and continue to the end of the island. Shell Island Resort is the last hotel on the right.
From Hwy 74/76 & Hwy 421 Upon crossing the drawbridge over the Cape Fear River into Wilmington, proceed east on Hwy 74/76, veering to the right shortly after the intersection of Dawson (Hwy 76) and 17th Street. Travel east on Oleander Drive (Hwy 76) to the intersection of Oleander and Eastwood Road (Hwy 74). Turn right onto Eastwood Road and continue east, over the bridge and into Wrightsville Beach. Turn left onto Lumina Avenue and continue north to the end of Wrightsville Beach and Shell Island Resort, the last hotel on the right.
From Wilmington International Airport (ILM) Exit the airport by turning left onto 23rd Street. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and continue east through the intersection at South College Road. The Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway merges into Eastwood Road (Hwy 74). Travel east on Eastwood Road, over the bridge and into Wrightsville Beach. Turn left onto Lumina Avenue and continue north to the end of Wrightsville Beach and Shell Island Resort, which is the last hotel on the right.
From any public beach access Kick your shoes off and walk north. Enjoy the beautiful white sand of Wrightsville Beach and then walk up to the Island's End Grill and Bar for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a drink overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.