Blockade Runner Beach Resort
A detailed guide on wheelchair accessible rooms and facilities at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. All information and photos shown are provided by Blockade Runner Beach Resort.
Laura’s love for traveling started with a trip to Jamaica. Since then, she’s spent over five years living in Latin America and four years wandering the globe. She’s an early bird and backpacker at heart and can often be spotted with a dog or ten that she’s befriended along the way. Much of the content Laura writes on A Piece of Travel includes details on wheelchair accessibility, with the support of her brother-in-law and sister. You can learn about their accessibility endeavors here.
Number of accessible rooms: 4
Category of accessible rooms: Two Oceanfront and two Harborfront. All rooms have two queen size beds and beautiful water views.
Floor level of accessible rooms: 2
Entrance to hotel: The entrance to the hotel is level with the ground. There is some brick in the driveway at the entrance area, but smooth cement walkways lead to the front door.
Accessible Room Details
Width of room entrance: 81+ centimeters / 32+ inches
Width of bathroom entrance: 81+ centimeters / 32+ inches
Room Dimensions: 25.7 square meters / 277 square feet
Roll-in shower: Yes
Shower chair provided: Yes
Grab bars: Yes
Accessible facilities: The following public facilities are accessible to hotel guests: restaurant, meeting rooms, pool & patio, and gardens. Some parts of the fitness center are accessible.
The resort sits on a fairly ﬂat site, with slight inclines as the land merges with the water. There are paved parking areas, cement walkways, and extensive boardwalks through the property that provide easy access around the grounds. The crosswalk to the hotel has some ﬂagstones on one side. Although beach wheelchairs can be rented upon request and based on availability, the direct hotel beach access has 4-5 stairs. However, there's an adjacent public beach that's accessible. The soundside lawn and docks are accessible for watching harbor view sunsets, the protected paddle cove, and views of the marsh and the Intracoastal Waterway. Sailing, kayaks, paddleboards and other waterbased activities take place here but aren't well set up for wheelchair users.