Greater Wilmington Covid-19 Visitor Information

COVID-19 VISITOR INFORMATION

HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TRAVELING TO WILMINGTON AND THE
SURROUNDING BEACHES

Wilmington and the surrounding beaches of Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville have
transitioned into a modified Phase 2 per Executive Order as defined below that further
eases restrictions and allows for the opening of most businesses.

For those visiting please be responsibe by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask
in public area's. This will ensure that you, your family and other guest will have a fantastic
visit. 
 

BEACHES UPDATES

Carolina Beach

  • Lodging (short term rentals including hotels, motels, inns, vacation rentals), public
    parking and beach are open. Visitors are advised to contact lodging properties directly
    with questions about reservations and availability.  
  • For the most recent updates, please visit the Town of Carolina Beach website.

Kure Beach
The Kure Beach Town Council made the following amendments to its State of Emergency
Declaration on May 15:

  • Lodging (short term rentals including motels, vacation rentals or other lodging
    accommodations) are open.
  • The beach strand and public restrooms are open.
  • Parking information can be found in the Parking section below.
  • For the most recent updates, please visit the Town of Kure Beach website.

Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach has made the following amendments to its State of Emergency
Declaration on May 15:

  • Lodging (short term rentals including hotels, motels, vacation rentals or other lodging
    accommodations) are open. Visitors are advised to contact lodging properties directly 
    with questions about reservations and availability. 
  • Beach strand is open for normal activities.
  • Public restrooms adjacent to open public parking lots are open.
  • For the most recent updates, please visit the Town of Wrightsville Beach website.

LODGING UPDATES

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach short term rentals (hotels, motels,
vacation rentals) are open. City of Wilmington updates are below.

  • Visitors are advised to contact lodging properties directly with questions regarding 
    reservations and availability. 
  • If possible, visitors staying in vacation rentals should bring essentials with them, including
    paper and sanitizing products and non-perishable groceries. (Shoppers should expect to
    see changes in product availability at grocery and retail outlets as supply chain demand
    fluctuates across the nation).

Wilmington
The City of Wilmington made the following amendment to its State of Emergency
Declaration on May 29, 2020: 

  • Lodging: All  short-term rentals (hotels, motels, B&Bs and vacation rentals) are open.
  • Information regarding the most recent updates can be found on the City of Wilmington
    FAQ page.  City of Wilmington COVID-19 FAQs 

CLEANING/SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Enhanced Safety Measures for Lodging
The health and well-being of visitors is top priority. With safety concerns being very important
for travelers lodging properties are following enhanced safety guidelines. Many properties
are also encouraging mobile check-in and check-out. Please note that some amenities
(pool, fitness center, food, etc.) and additional services (valet, shuttle, bell service, etc.) may
not be available or may be limited. Visitors should directly contact lodging for specific
questions pertaining to their cleaning and safety protocols.

Brand Hotel Cleaning Programs
Best Western We Care Clean 
Choice Hotels Commitment to Clean
Hilton’s CleanStay
IHG Clean Promise
Marriott’s Commitment to Clean
Radisson Safety Protocol 
Red Roof RediClean
Wyndam’s Count on Us

PARKING
Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach lifts all Town imposed restrictions on public parking. Please visit the 
Town of Carolina Beach website for the latest information.

Kure Beach
Town owned bumper and marked parking spaces are open to the public. Public Beach
Access parking lots are open at 100% capacity east of Fort Fisher Blvd. Please visit
the Town of Kure Beach website for the latest parking information.

Wrightsville Beach 
Public Parking lots at Beach Access are open to the public. Paid parking will be enforced at
these locations. A map of the location of these parking lots is available on the T
own of Wrightsville Beach website
.    

RESTAURANTS/Breweries

Restaurants in North Carolina and in Wilmington including our beaches are open for
on-premise dining (indoors/outdoors) with limits on capacity. Breweries, wineries and
distilleries can open under the same enhanced requirements that restaurants must follow.
Face coverings for employees and customers are strongly encouraged. Delivery, take-out,
curbside pickup and carry-out food purchases are still viable options and encouraged.
Please check specific restaurant websites and social media pages, or contact the business
directly to confirm what services they are offering. 

PLACES OF INTEREST & THINGS TO DO

Beaches are open for normal activities in Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville Beach. Public
parks and gardens in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wilmington are open. Some
parks in Wrightsville Beach are closed. Wilmington's Riverwalk and Historic District are
available for strolling. Retail stores, restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries are
open with some limited capacity. Public playgrounds, museums, amusement parks,
arcades, movie theaters, bowling alleys, gyms, exercise facilities, bars, nightclubs,
dance clubs, etc. remain closed. Visitors must comply with social distancing and group
gathering protocols - no more than 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

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