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The Beach Report – March 27, 2015
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Our three mile oceanfront boardwalk is part of what makes the Resort Area so irresistible. There's a park like atmosphere that goes on for miles. It's perfect for biking, roller-blading, running, or just strolling.
Residents are allowed to take pets on the public sand beaches from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Learn more about Virginia Beach and pets
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There's more than one way to get to the Resort area. In order to
avoid congestion at the Oceanfront, take the I-264/Birdneck Road
Convenient street signs are displayed at the bottom of the exit
ramp and will direct you to your desired Resort Area location.
For alternative routes to a Resort Beach area click here
Street-side and garage parking information for the Resort area
is available in a convenient interactive Virginia Beach access
and parking map.
Municipal parking lots are located on Atlantic Avenue at Rudee
Loop and 4th Street, on Pacific Avenue at 19th and 25th Streets and
at Croatan Beach. The lots charge a fee between April 1 and October
31. The maximum fee is $10 per day.
Municipal parking garages are located between Atlantic and
Pacific Avenues on 9th and 30th Streets. There is a fee year round.
The maximum fee is $10 per day.
Overnight parking is only available at the 9th Street
Metered parking is available throughout the resort area. A fee
of $1.50 is charged per hour from April 1 - October 31.
Designated disabled on-street parking is available at Rudee
Loop, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th,
22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 33rd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 38th.
Designated disabled off-street parking is available in all
Buses and Recreational Vehicles can be accommodated in the 4th
Street lot for $15 per day or $25 overnight. A Bus drop off with 15
minute parking is located on the northwest corner of 19th Street
and Atlantic Avenue. Additional bus parking may be available at the
Virginia Beach Convention Center. Please call (757) 385-2000 for
Lifeguards are on duty from mid-May to mid-September, at Camp
Pendleton and Croatan beaches and between 1st through 41st Streets,
from 9:30am - dusk.
Lifeguards are on duty on weekends only from Memorial Day to
Labor Day at Fort Story from 9:30am-5:30pm.
Lifeguards patrol the North End beaches (42nd-89th Streets) on
all-terrain vehicles from 11am-5pm daily between Memorial Day and
Click here to download information on rip tide
Public restrooms are available along the oceanfront at the
following locations. Most are closed between November and February.
See our Oceanfront Map for complete
Fires of any kind are not permitted on the beach.
Skateboarding is not permitted on the Virginia Beach
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.
Surfing restrictions are enforced from Memorial Day weekend to
Labor Day weekend. Surfers must wear a leash and surfing is
prohibited within 30 feet of the shoreline. In the resort area
(from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street), surfing is not permitted from
between the hours of 10am and 4pm on weekdays and 10am and 6pm on
weekends and holidays except in designated surfing areas.
Designated surfing areas are found at Rudee Inlet and between 4th
and 5th Streets. At the North End (north of 42nd Street), surfing
is not permitted between the hours of 11am and 4pm Friday-Sunday.
Surfing is permitted all day Monday-Thursday. At Croatan Beach,
surfing is not permitted between the hours of 11am and 4pm except
in designated surfing areas. Additional surfing is available at
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is a concrete walkway that is
accessible to individuals with varying degrees of mobility. Ramps
are available at each street to take you from the Boardwalk to the
sand. In addition, wooden walkways that take you onto the beach are
located at 8th, 17th, 24th, and 30th Streets, along with Grommet
Island Beach Park & Playground. Water edge access cannot be
guaranteed at all wooden walkways due to weather and the condition
of the beach. Ramps are extended as far as possible given the
condition of the beach and time of year.
Two beach wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve
basis from the beach attendants at 17th and 24th Streets. Visitors
may borrow the wheelchair for a half day. If no one else has
requested the chair, it may be kept for the remainder of the day.
There is no charge for this service.
Black and White Cabs of Virginia Beach has available six
wheelchair-accessible cabs. This service provides accessible
on-demand transportation without service hour limitations. Taxicab
service can respond at all hours of the day or night and to all
locations in Virginia Beach, including to areas where there is no
fixed route bus or paratransit service available, and with no
requirement that an advanced day reservation be made. Additionally,
wheelchair service will be available for all trip purposes. The
wheelchair cabs charge the same fares as all taxis, which are
listed on Black and White's website: www.vabeachblackandwhitecabs.com.
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