Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Nov. 08, 2021
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2021  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-35713  
Entity Registrant Name WHEELER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC.  
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  
City Area Code 757  
Local Phone Number 627-9088  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   9,733,787
Entity Central Index Key 0001527541  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share  
Trading Symbol WHLR  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Series B Preferred Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Series B Convertible Preferred Stock  
Trading Symbol WHLRP  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Series D Preferred    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock  
Trading Symbol WHLRD  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Convertible Subordinated Debt    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Title of 12(b) Security 7.00% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2031  
Trading Symbol WHLRL  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ