Beach Camping in Wilmington, NC

Are you looking for an exciting adventure camping at the beach in NC? Located only five miles from Wrightsville Beach and 30 minutes from Carolina Beach, our campground gives you options to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful water that the North Carolina coast has to offer. Being so close to Wilmington, you can even venture along the streets and experience the many benefits of what is on display! 

Local Attractions in Wilmington, NC
Being only eight miles from the historic downtown Wilmington, staying at our beach campgrounds in North Carolina puts you right in the middle of all the action. There is so much to do and see, it may seem overwhelming at first glance. Rest assured, our friendly staff can help you find something that will make it a trip you won't forget. Some attractions you can find in Wilmington include: 

  • NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
  • NC Arboretum.
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park.
  • Children's Museum of Wilmington.
  • Airlie Gardens.
  • Lumina Station.
  • The Riverwalk.

Recreational Activities We Offer
At our Wilmington KOA Holiday beach campground in NC, we have one goal in mind — to bring you thrilling experiences you can enjoy with friends and family. We offer numerous activities to spice up your camping experience and have the time of your life. We offer activities and events such as: 
  • Trail Mate bike rentals.
  • Jump pad.
  • Pool.
  • Gem mine.
  • Ice cream socials.
  • Playground and Pirate Ship.
  • GaGa Ball, Ladder ball, volleyball and more. 

Ways to Stay With Us in Wilmington
The beauty of a reliable campground is the options you have to choose from. At Wilmington KOA Holiday, we provide our campers with many different offers to give them what they need to have a successful trip. Whether you need a place to park your RV for a night or two or you want to rent a cabin for a week-long beach camping excursion, our campground has what you need. You will find a variety of ways to stay at our campground near Wrightsville and Carolina beaches: 
  • Lodging: Enjoy the comfort of the indoors while you sleep after spending your days outdoors. 
  • RV camping: We offer multiple Pull-Thru and Back-In Sites with full hookups, perfect for quick or long-term stays. 
  • Tent camping: You will love our shaded tent areas with water and electricity to provide you with an incredible, traditional camping experience. 

Enjoy the Beach at Wilmington KOA Holiday 
Are you planning a weekend getaway with friends or family? Wilmington KOA Holiday is a beautiful destination, with an abundance of activities and amenities you will love. Our weekend availability fills up fast, so make sure to book early. You can also stay with us midweek to experience all the fun we have to offer. Reserve a site for your beach adventure now!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (4/5 - 10/1)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

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Local Area

Airlie Gardens

Historic Airlie Gardens encompasses 67 acres of beautiful Gilded Age gardens and lakes. Admire the azaleas, gaze at the camellias, stand in the shade of the 467-year old Airlie Oak, experience nature's most delicate and ephemeral creatures - butterflies - in the region's first permanent butterfly house. Location: 2 miles west of Wrightsville Beach.

300 Airlie Road

Wilmington, NC 28403

910-798-7700

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Bellamy Mansion

Built as the city residence (c.1861) of a prominent planter, this is one of North Carolina's most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture.  This historic house is now a museum that focuses on history and the design arts with changing exhibits.  Tour the magnificent 10,000 sq foot home, visit the meticulously re-created gardens and walk through the recently restored slave quarters, one of very few preserved urban slave quarters in the country.

503 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

910-251-3700

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Cameron Art Museum

The Cameron Art Museum celebrates 51 years and is committed to arts education and presents exhibitions and public programs of both historical and contemporary significance, with 6-8 changing exhibitions annually, in addition to outdoor, site-specific projects on its park property which includes a historic Civil War site. This 42,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art museum functions as a cultural gathering place and features two centuries of NC and US art boasting one of the world's major collections of the romantic color prints of Mary Cassatt (periodically on view). The Museum School at Cameron Art Museum offers ongoing classes for adults and youth, workshops and demonstrations, including ceramic arts at the Clay Studio, overseen by resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi. The museum also presents lively, ongoing family and children's programs each month; Alzheimer Connections tours for patients and their caretakers; ongoing interdisciplinary public programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance). A full service cafe is located in the heart of the museum and serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm; Sunday 10 am to 3 pm and Thursday evenings 5pm to 9pm. HOURS: Mon:Closed, Tues-Sun: 10am-5pm, Thurs: Open late until 9pm, Closed: Independence day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day Features: Motorcoach Parking on Site, Credit Cards Accepted

3201 South 17th Street

Wilmington, NC 28412

910-395-5999

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Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

Explore the rich history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region at the state's oldest history museum. Discover the past in Cape Fear Stories, where you can see a scale model of 1863 Wilmington waterfront and watch the Civil War Battle of Fort Fisher unfold before your eyes. Investigate coastal ecology in the hands-on Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery. Meet Wilmington's oldest resident, a 20-foot-tall Giant Ground Sloth. Enjoy educational programs for children and families every Saturday and programs for adults throughout the year. Changing special exhibits always on view. Check Out our Summer Camp Programs. Museum Summer Camps teach kids that science and history are FUN! FALL/WINTER HOURS: Mon: Closed, Tues-Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: 1pm-5pm SPRING/SUMMER HOURS ( Memorial Day-Labor Day ) : Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun:1pm-5pm  ** First Sunday of Every Month is Free for New Hanover County Residents***

814 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

910-798-4350

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