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Jun. 30, 2020
Jul. 31, 2020
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001527541  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2020  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   9,699,461
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes