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  • Resort Beaches
  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront


    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.
  • The Ins and Outs of the Resort Beach

    Resort Beach Map
    • Directions

      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 exit.

      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

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    • Parking

      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 Garage.

      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 municipal lots.

      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 more information.

    • Lifeguards

      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 Labor Day.

      PDF DocumentClick here to download information on rip tide currents.

    • Restrooms

      Public restrooms are available along the oceanfront at the following locations. Most are closed between November and February. See our Oceanfront Map for complete information.

      • 17th Street
      • 24th Street
      • 30th Street
      • 31st Street
      Grommet Island Park, located at 2nd St., restroom hours:
      • Spring Hours (March 15-April 30): 6am-8pm
      • Summer Hours (May 1-September 30): 6am-10pm
      • Winter Hours (November 1-May 14): 6am-4pm

    • Regulations

      Fires of any kind are not permitted on the beach.

      Skateboarding is not permitted on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

      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 Sandbridge Beach.

    • Accessibility

      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.

      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 municipal lots.

      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.

  • Get Settled In Get Settled In
    The Resort Beach area provides three miles of hotels, restaurants, shopping and activities for people of all
    ages. There is plenty of entertainment both during the day and evening to make your vacation unforgettable.
    Stay Eat Play
  • The Resort Life
    The Beach on a Budget   The Beach on a Budget No matter the time of year, Virginia Beach is always cooking up ways to help you get more bang for your buck. Check out our free and almost free adventures and “Live the Life” for less.
    The Boardwalk   The Boardwalk 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.
      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  
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