Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
May 04, 2021
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 Mar. 31, 2021  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   9,706,738
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity File Number 001-35713  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code MD  
Entity Tax Identification Number 45-2681082  
Entity Address, Address Line One 2529 Virginia Beach Blvd.  
Entity Address, City or Town Virginia Beach  
Entity Address, State or Province VA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 23452  
Local Phone Number 627-9088  
City Area Code 757  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes