Café de Mar is a sister restaurant to Wilmington’s popular K-38 Mexican Restaurant, and this smaller eatery features an effortlessly cool collection of drinks, snacks, and sweet treats. Perfect for an early morning, or even an early afternoon breakfast or caffeinated pick-me-up, this little café is a popular coffee-house style spot for visitors who are cruising the central shops and restaurants of Wrightsville Beach.

The menu is light but fairly filling, with a focus on breakfast burritos and biscuits. Hungry patrons can fill a pre-surf appetite by feasting on a classic fried chicken, bacon, sausage, or egg and cheese burrito, or can try something a little different, like the Huevos Rancheros with crispy bacon, green onion, jalapeno and salsa fresco. The biscuits are equally tempting, with classic variations like sausage, egg and cheese, and summertime patrons can wash down a meal with a refreshing iced coffee, a frozen java, a fresh fruit smoothie, or a cold milkshake, that can come in more unique varieties like Chai, or Grom - which boasts Ghirardella Chocolate & Caramel Syrup. A favorite destination for local surfers before they head for the waves, this chic little coffee shop and light breakfast joint that’s open all afternoon is the perfect spot to refuel before a trip to the beach. 

Wrightsville Beach
  • Monday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday9:00am-5:00pm
Wilmington Educational Activities

Wilmington Educational Activities

Considering that Wilmington is home to the renowned University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), it should come as no surprise that the city is packed with educational activities of all varieties. From historic antebellum homes to local museums where the regional history comes to life through a variety of intricate displays, there’s always an engaging activity – as well as a learning opportunity – to be uncovered with every visit to Wilmington, NC.

Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.