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The Best Beaches in Virginia Beach

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40 blocks of wide beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this is likely to be the first beach you encounter.

Nearby

  • Hotels, Restaraunts, Entertainment
  • 15th Street Pier
  • Old Coastguard Station (Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum)

Grommet Island Park

This one’s for the kids. At the south end of the strip, just north of Rudee Inlet, you’ll find an area set aside for the young ones to play. It’s fully accessible, and offers beach wheelchairs that are free to use (first come first serve). Public restrooms are just yards away across the boardwalk, and attendants are normally available at the park between 8a and 8p.

Nearby:

  • Public Restrooms
  • "Anticipation," surfing sculpture by Richard Stravitz
  • Just north of Rudee Inlet, which leads to the Virginia Aquarium
  • Parking in nearby Rudee Loop, $7 Mon - Thurs, $10 Frid - Sun

Chic's Beach

If you want to find a quieter beach, one of your options is Chic’s Beach, on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Surf here on the bay will typically be noticeably gentler than that found at the oceanfront.
There aren’t any lots here, so your best bet for parking is to get there very early and find street parking. Better yet, eat at a nearby restaurant and park there.

Nearby:

  • Lynnhaven Inlet/Lesner Bridge
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Croatan Beach

South of Rudee Inlet and thus the strip, this is a quieter part of the oceanfront with the same surf. Several great surfing schools/camps operate here, so check them out! The Croatan lot has 505 spaces.

Nearby:

  • $7 for daily parking, $3 for residents. Free 6a-5p Oct-March.
  • Beach Rental Properties

Sandbridge

South of Croatan and away from the big crowds you’ll find Sandbridge a nice break from the noise. The Sandbridge municipal lot has 136 spaces, and the lot at the Sandbridge Market has 76 spaces. Each costs $5/day, $3 for residents, from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend.

Nearby:

  • Sandbridge Market

Little Island Park

If looking for something even quieter than that, Little Island Park is as far from the madding crowd as you’ll get at the oceanfront. You’ll still find a pier, tennis courts, playground, equiment/ball/corn hole rental and a lot more, including a place to launch a canoe or kayak launch across the street on Back bay.

Parking is $5/day, $3/day for residents, and $10/day for buses and RVs. Fees are only charged Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Weekly passes are $25, monthly $75, and seasonal passes are $75.

Nearby

  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fale Cape State Park
  • Many beach rental properties.

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