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beach vacation, the sooner you'll be in Virginia Beach enjoying the
sand and the sun. We suggest that you approach your family beach
vacation planning as if living the life of a Virginia Beach native.
Go where the locals go. Explore the natural surroundings and nosh on
a fresh catch in any of our fine dining establishments.
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boardwalk atmosphere pulses with live music and entertainment. For
the outdoor type of action, an endless list of possibilities rises to
meet your physical challenges from kayaking to surfing. The Virginia
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be chock full of days filled with nothing but soaking up the sun and
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Sandbridge Date Night Itinerary
by Guest Blogger
The peaceful, secluded vibe of Sandbridge Beaches translates to its dining establishments in the evening. This island life feel will give you and your loved one an escape from real life with a date night in Sandbridge Beach. Follow this itinerary for a progressive dinner date that will satiate your taste buds and your need to de-stress.
Start with an appetizer at Margie & Ray’s. A Sandbridge staple since 1964, Margie and Ray’s has a seafood-centered menu that includes a she crab soup that was voted the best in Tidewater. The freshly caught seafood and hometown feel of Margie [...] Read More
Parasailing in Virginia Beach: A One-of-a-Kind Adventure
by Guest Blogger
Parasailing in Virginia Beach offers a thrilling adventure for the adrenaline junkie and breathtaking views forthe beach enthusiast. Virginia Beach’s parasailing trips leave from Rudee Inlet and head out into the AtlanticOcean to unfold the parasail. Embark on this adventure to experience an amazing bird’s eye view of VirginiaBeach’s Resort Beach and see the Atlantic Ocean in a way you never have before. As you take your seat 1,000feet in the sky, you will be astonished by views of secluded Croatan, the North End, and the three-mile resortbeach and by the expanse of the glistening blue water below.
Once you’ve taken [...] Read More
Beautiful Beaches, So Many Fish
by Mike Halperin
Cobia, a premier Virginia Beach gamefish – also known as the “man in the brown suit”- are here and feeding! They always give a good fight, yet these often finicky eaters make for a challenging angling target. Cobia ranging to well over 50 lbs. are not unusual as summer progresses with multiple citations already registered in the 60- and 70- lb. ranges. Live eels, live baits and cut baits are cobia favorites. Pair these baits with stout tackle and a chum slick for a recipe for cobia success.
Captain’s Tip: When cobia fishing with live bait, pause several seconds or more [...] Read More
Lovin’ Life in Virginia Beach
by Katherine Jackson
The first day of summer was a perfect beach day: sunny and breezy. We loaded up the beach cart with umbrellas, chairs and a cooler and headed for the ocean. As I watched the blue-green waves roll in, I thought about a conversation I had recently with an out-of-town friend. She asked why I live in Virginia Beach, and in thinking about the answer, I was reminded of all the reasons I choose to live here. Naturally, the beach itself is at the top of the list. So is the Boardwalk, where biking and listening to bands are two of [...] Read More
Paddling the Intertidal Zone
by Katherine Jackson
In addition to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach has miles and miles of rivers, bays, creeks and coves, many of which are accessible by paddleboard, canoe and kayak. On a recent paddling adventure, we explored the shallow waterways in the Rudee Inlet basin. Influenced by ocean tides, some of the creeks in this intertidal zone are mud flats at low tide, but as the tide comes in, the water level rises and they become navigable in a shallow boat. It’s a sheltered environment that’s perfect for paddling. Although wind can be a factor, the water in [...] Read More
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