Wherever you might be coming from, these helpful travel tips and lists of services will help you become a knowledgeable Virginia Beach native. If you’re concerned about the best way to get to the beach, look below to learn about beach parking and access. If you would like to know where Fido can get some fun in the sun, check to see where you can take your pets. Lastly, make your trip a sensible one with information on lifeguard postings and all-important safety tips. Check out our Visitor Center’s hours and location below for more.
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The Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center provides
information and literature about attractions, special events,
dining and accommodations. The center is open seven days a week,
with the exception of fall and winter holidays. Please stop in for
valuable information to enhance your visit. May through September,
stop by our information kiosks in the resort area located at 17th
Street and the Boardwalk and 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Open
daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weekends only during May and
Pets are not permitted on the public beaches, boardwalk, or
grassy area between the boardwalk and hotel property from Memorial
Day to Labor Day. Pets are allowed under control in the residential
area north of 42nd street or south of Rudee Inlet after 6:00 p.m.
and before 10:00 a.m. Airtight containers for cleanup must be
carried and used at all times. For more information, call (757)
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These regulations vary throughout the community in both
location and time. For specific skateboard and in-line skating
regulations, call (757) 385-3111. For specific surfing regulations,
call (757) 385-5000.
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For international visitors, electricity voltage is 110, but an
adapter may be used to convert from 220. In the Hampton Roads area,
there are consulates for Finland, France, Italy and Mexico. Check
with consulates at home for visa and passport requirements. The Red
Cross Language Bank, (757) 446-7700, offers translators 24 hours a
day. Virginia Beach offers a general information brochure printed
in French, German and Spanish. These brochures may be obtained by
calling (800) 822-3224, or visiting the Virginia Beach Visitor
Information Center at the end of I-264. It is recommended that you
exchange your currency at port of entry.
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Virginia Beach is a pleasant family resort, and we strive to
maintain an atmosphere of good, clean fun. You can assist us in
this effort by obeying our state and local ordinances, just as you
would at home.www.vbgov.com
Designated disabled on-street parking is at Rudee Loop, 2nd,
6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd,
24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 33rd, 34th, 36th, 37th, and 38th Streets.
Designated disabled off-street parking is available at all
municipal lots. Access via ramps for the disabled are located at
every beach access from 1st to 58th Streets.
Wooden ramps that take you all the way to the water's edge are
located at 8th, 17th, 24th, and 30th Streets. Beach wheelchairs are
available in the resort area on a first-come, first-served basis
from mid-May to mid-September. For more information, call (757)
491-7866 or 1-800-822-3224.
The oceanfront resort area contains more than 2,900 off-street
municipal parking spaces and 678 on-street metered spaces. Parking
meters have a three hour time limit and are enforced April
1-September 30. Municipal parking lots are located at Rudee loop (3
lots), 19th Street and Pacific Avenue, 25th Street and Pacific
Avenue and at Croatan and Sandbridge beaches. Municipal parking
garages are located between Atlantic and Pacific Avenues on 9th and
30th Streets. Municipal parking lots and garages charge a daily
fee. Special hourly, weekly, and monthly rates are available at
various locations in the resort area. Overnight parking is only
available at the 9th and 31st Street garages. For more information,
call (757) 385-6667.
Lifeguards are on duty from 9:30 a.m. to dusk daily from mid-May to mid-September, between 1st through 41st Streets and at Camp Pendleton, Croatan, Little Island Park and Sandbridge beaches.
Permanent public restrooms are adjacent to the boardwalk at 17th, 24th, 30th, and 31st Streets. The restrooms at 24th and 31st Streets are open year-round. These restrooms contain no changing facilities. There are restrooms with changing facilities at Croatan Beach, First Landing State Park and Little Island Park.
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