Established in 1938, this 8,000-acre fresh water refuge borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Back Bay on the west. The barrier islands feature large sand dunes, maritime forests, fresh water marshes, ponds, ocean beach, and large impoundments for wintering wildfowl. These tranquil habitats can be accessed by marsh trails, bikes, a boardwalk overlook, and the beach itself. Back Bay is located approximately 18 miles south of the resort area. Back Bay Tram Tours run from April 1st and continue through October 31st. Please contact us for further information.
Area: Sandbridge / Pungo
Address: 4005 Sandpiper RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23456
First Landing State Park
False Cape State Park
Kiptopeke State Park
Seashore to Cypress Birding Trail
Tis the season for Winter fun in Virginia Beach.
Take a Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Boat Trip. *Whale sightings are not guaranteed.
See weather conditions, events and a live beach cam.
Saddle up and book your Virginia Beach horseback-riding excursion.
The trail to high-flying fun follows the treetops.
Fishing, Adventure, Restaurants & more!
Reserve your place in the sand.
See Why Life's Just Better at the Beach
Unleash your vacation at our pet-friendly parks and beaches.
Check out how emerging artists have turned familiar oceanfront fixtures into a public art project.Now on display at 19th Street and Parks Ave.
Grab some sun and suds at a local craft brewery.
Customize and send your very own Virginia Beach E-postcard.
Go behind the scenes with seals, sea turtles and sharks for a life experience like no other.
Start surfing at the Visitors Center with Free Wi-Fi.
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