With 35 miles of waterfront, Virginia Beach has long been considered a "classic American beach vacation" spot. The Chesapeake Bay, Resort area and Sandbridge are three of the distinct beaches within the city where you can enjoy a calm, peaceful beach setting or be right in the middle of all the action. Whatever it is you desire in a beach, our lovely stretch of Virginia coast aims to please.
Soaking up the sun and good vibes on the shores of Virginia Beach is always free and open to the public. Unlike other beach destinations, no payment or permit is necessary to live the life.
Our three mile boardwalk is only part of what makes the resort area so irresistible. From Croatan Beach to the south up to the North End beaches, this is where Virginia Beach reveals its outgoing nature, with a park like atmosphere that goes on for miles.
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For beach goers seeking kinder, gentler waves, refuge can be found along the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay, just off Shore Drive. From swimming to sand castles to volleyball, all the traditional beach rituals are here. And nothing’s better than an evening stroll or dining at a fine restaurant as the sun sets over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Located 15 miles south of (and 180° opposite) the Resort Area, Sandbridge is a secluded beach hideaway of 5 miles of pristine sand dunes and dancing sea oats. It is a relaxing and peaceful community where you can truly slow down and unwind on your vacation. For those craving even more of the great outdoors, the marshes and open waters of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park make for great kayaking, hiking, and fishing.
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All the thrills without having to leap out of a plane.
Beach lovers unite for a week of surf, skate & swimsuit competitions, live music & more.
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