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Our History

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Carolina Temple Apartments is a historic Island Inn located in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Built in the late 1800's, used as war housing in WWII, and later converted into an inn, Carolina Temple Island Inn is the oldest business in continuous operation on Wrightsville Beach. 


Now operated by the Wright's, Carolina Temple has been in the same family since 1952. Located facing the sound on the south end of the island, it is set back from the road like a well-kept secret, yet only steps from the beach.

Early Coastal Architecture

The Inn was once Station 6 along the Wrightsville Beach trolley line. The building is a good example of early coastal North Carolina architecture with central hallways, spacious breezy wraparound porches, furnished with large rockers and the occasional well-placed hammock. Louvered outer doors to each of the 8 apartments give a Caribbean feel.

Unique decor & aesthetics

Decades of history hold their place throughout our vibrant hallways. Find historic images of Wrightsville Beach along with the array of artwork that adds to the unique spirit of the building. 

Ready to book your stay?

You can find our rates, rental periods, and policies below. We look forward to welcoming you soon to Carolina Temple Island Inn for a memorable and delightful stay!

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