Beach Camping in Wilmington, NC

Are you looking for an exciting adventure camping at the beach in NC? Wilmington KOA Holiday allows you to go camping near Wrightsville Beach and is just 30 minutes from Carolina Beach. Our campground gives you options to soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful water the North Carolina coast offers. 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 historic downtown Wilmington, staying at this beach campground in North Carolina puts you right in the middle of all the action. There is so much to do and see that it may seem overwhelming at first glance. Rest assured, our friendly staff can help you find something that will make it a camping trip you will not forget. Some attractions you can find in Wilmington include: 


Beyond these attractions, the biggest draw to Wilmington is the beach. This campground near Wrightsville Beach gives you convenient access to surfing, paddle boarding, swimming and a variety of other water sports. Carolina Beach also has a scenic boardwalk, miles of beach and many events and festivals. You can also visit one of the many state parks in the area!

Available Campground Amenities
When looking for a Wilmington campground that satisfies every need, amenities can make your stay more comfortable and fun. Here are a few amenities our campground offers to give you a wonderful holiday:

  • Firewood
  • KampK9® dog park
  • Wi-Fi
  • Propane
  • Open pavilion
  • Clean restrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Computer and TV lounge

When you stay at Wilmington KOA Holiday, you can feel like every need is met. Whether you forgot to bring firewood or need to toss in a load of laundry, you can find amenities to satisfy your needs. Leave the service to us while you enjoy the freedom to go out and make memories with your family and friends.

Recreational Activities We Offer
At the Wilmington KOA Holiday beach campground in NC, we have one goal — to bring you thrilling experiences you can enjoy with friends and family. Our campground offers numerous activities to spice up your camping experience and give you the time of your life. Activities and events offered include:

  • Trailmate bike rentals: Comfortably cruise around the campground in the large Fun Cycles and two-seat Joyriders.
  • Pool: Make a splash in the large pool or relax poolside with shaded picnic tables and deck chairs.
  • Gem mine: The Cape Fear Mining Company is right at this Kampgrounds of America location. Just purchase some ore from the KOA Store.
  • Playground and pirate ship: Kids can let their imaginations run wild on the giant pirate ship or play on other playground equipment.

If you are looking for more to do, the fun never ends at this KOA. Round up your group or some neighboring campers for GaGa Ball, ladder ball, volleyball and more. You will also find a peaceful pond where you can take morning walks or relax on a wooden swing. With planned activities through the spring and summer seasons, there is always an activity to keep you and your kids occupied during your trip. Enjoy recreational activities like craft time, ice cream socials and tie-dye.

Ways to Stay With Us in Wilmington, NC
The beauty of a reliable campground is the options you have to choose from. At Wilmington KOA Holiday, campers receive 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, this campground has what you need. You will find a variety of ways to stay at our camping destination near Wrightsville and Carolina beaches: 

  • Lodging: Enjoy the comfort of the indoors while you sleep after spending your days outdoors. You can choose from a Deluxe Cabin or Camping Cabin, depending on your needs.
  • RV camping: We offer multiple Pull-Thru and Back-In Sites with full hookups, perfect for quick or long-term stays. Some sites at our Wilmington, North Carolina, RV resort also include a KOA Patio® with included furniture and beautiful landscaping.
  • Tent camping: You will love the shaded tent areas with water and electricity to provide an incredible, traditional camping experience. Tent Sites include gravel or sand pads with picnic tables where you can enjoy meals.

If you are planning a family reunion or a large group trip, call the campground at 910-686-7705 to learn more about group camping options and discuss how we can accommodate you. We have a large gazebo with picnic tables and a gas grill, perfect for your get-togethers and parties.

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. If you are looking for RV campgrounds near Wilmington, North Carolina, this KOA is the perfect place. Weekend availability fills up fast, so make sure to book early. You can also stay at the campground 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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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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