family, friendship, food, fitness & sports. Our area boasts several established private clubs with beautiful facilities,
active social calendars, and rich histories. For those with a desire to play golf or tennis, get fit, access the beach, or enjoy fine
dining, socializing and networking, these organizations have their members covered. By Mary Margare t McEachern
Fine Dining at a Beautiful Venue
THE BEACHFRONT Surf Club is
the northernmost of Wrightsville
Beach’s three private clubs. It was
built in 1941, at a time when res-taurants
were scarce, to provide Wrightsville
families a place to dine and entertain dur-ing
It hosts social activities and provides its
members year-round access to an upscale
dining experience at the beach. It is a
sought-after venue for beach weddings and
Membership is currently closed, but it
offers a waiting list for prospective members
upon proposal by a current member.
HANOVER SEASIDE CLUB
A Little Something for Ever yone
FOUNDED BY German immigrants in 1898, the
Hanover Seaside Club is the southernmost beach
club on Wrightsville Beach. Originally constructed on
Carolina Beach, its clubhouse was moved to its pres-ent
location in 1906.
The Seaside Club offers its members a delightful blend of
restaurant-style meals, room reservations on the property, sound-side
amenities, and easy beach access. Unlike seasonal clubs, the
full use of its climate-controlled facilities is available year-round,
and it hosts social events throughout the year.
Membership categories include full and seasonal, with
reduced dues for seniors. Originally, prospective members had
to prove a heritage linked to Hanover, Germany.
Membership is currently closed to the public; however, legacy
membership is available for the children of current members.
Private club amenities include opportunities to stay fit and socialize, and facilities for special occasions and
fine dining. The Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach was founded on a love of sailing (left).