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  • Some Secrets Are Meant To Be Shared

    For beach goers looking for 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.

  • First Landing State Park

    Along with its historical significance, the park offers opportunities to explore a unique habitat featuring lagoons, large cypress trees and rare plants.

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    The original Cape Henry Lighthouse has long been important for the large amount of ocean-going shipping traffic for the harbors, its rivers, and shipping headed to ports on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Virginia Beach and Pets

    Residents are allowed to take pets on the public sand beaches from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Learn more about Virginia Beach and pets

  • Give Back to the Beach

    It’s the season of giving, and nothing brings people together like a common cause. In Virginia Beach, we take social responsibility seriously and are always looking for special ways in which our visitors (individuals or groups) can get involved...

  • The Ins and Outs of the Chesapeake Bay


    Chesapeake Bay Map

    To the Chesapeake Bay Beaches from the resort area: Take Atlantic or Pacific Avenue north (toward the higher numbered streets). The two streets will merge near 42nd Street, continue north. Follow the road when it curves to the left near 83rd Street. The road will change names to Shore Drive. The beaches will be on the right side of the road.

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    Chesapeake Bay Map

    There are thousands of public parking spaces between Shore Drive and the beach, between Fort Story and Little Creek. There are about 100 spaces at the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp on the western side of the Lesner Bridge (fee), about 300 spaces at First Landing State Park (fee for parking is $4 weekdays and $5 weekends) and approximately 4,000 on street spaces.


    Chesapeake Bay Map

    There are no lifeguards on duty at the Chesapeake Bay Beaches.

      Click here to download information on rip tide currents.



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    Public restrooms are available at First Landing State Park.


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    Fires of any kind are not permitted on the beach. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the beach. Pets are only permitted on the public beaches after 6:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Airtight containers for cleanup must be carried and used at all times. Pets are welcome on a leash in First Landing State Park.


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    A beach wheelchair is available at First Landing State Park on a first come, first serve basis. There is no fee for this service.

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