Mike’s Fresh Seafood is located along a busy section of Market Street, but is often overlooked by seafood fans as its rustic exterior and convenience-store vibe might not register with visitors who are looking for fresh casual seafood either in-house or on the go. With that being said, visitors should nevertheless take a second look at this destination, which has a rotating selection of frozen and fresh catches, and which operates under the mantra of “You buy, and we fry.”

Obviously, being a seafood market, visitors can pick up whole fish, shellfish, and cut filets to take home and cook at their leisure, but hungry patrons who’d rather not do the work can also pick out their main dish and have it cooked right on-site by the in-house kitchen. Visitors will want to check out the messy specials board, which is always changing, and which can include classics like flounder, shrimp, oyster or scallop plates, specialties like grouper or Mahi Mahi, or even land-lubber treats like hot and battered wings. There’s also plenty of sides, including French fries, potato salad and fried okra, and a super-casual atmosphere that’s good for fast meals. A surprising find for seafood fans, Mike’s Fresh Seafood will make newcomers re-align their perception of what makes a good seafood joint.

  • Monday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Friday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Saturday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Sunday9:00am-10:00pm
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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.

Wrightsville Beach Vacation Rentals

Wrightsville Beach Vacation Rentals

While Wrightsville Beach has a collection of hotels and motels, the primary type of accommodations in this region are vacation rentals. There are literally hundreds of vacation rentals in the town of Wrightsville Beach, which are scattered throughout the landscape and are found along the oceanfront, soundfront, and in between waterfront regions in the interior section of the island. Because of the sheer geography of this skinny barrier island, guests in vacation rentals will never be far from the town’s top attractions, which include the local beaches, the waterfront boasting, fishing, and paddling scenes, and the variety of shops and restaurants that are found throughout the area.