Getting Around

  • Taxi

    Let an expert car or taxi service get you where you need to be.

    VB Wave

    The VB Wave shuttle makes it fun and easy to get around the Resort Beach area.

    Bike Boardwalk

    Bike the boardwalk on a beach cruiser or pedal your way around in a surrey.

    Visitor Center

    Pay a visit to the Visitor Center for expert local guidance.


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  • Ride the Trolley

    • The Wave Trolley, operated by Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), makes it easy to get around the oceanfront Resort Beach area. Virginia Beach’s Trolleys are the best way to experience all that the Resort Beach area has to offer.

      • The Atlantic Avenue Shuttle (Route 30) leads to restaurants and oceanfront attractions, with service every 15 minutes, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. daily, May through September.

      SEASONAL: HRT also operates two seasonal bus shuttle routes from the Resort Beach that cater to visitors, taking you from the oceanfront to shopping and attraction destinations.

      • The Shoppers Shuttle (Route 32) leads to Hilltop Shopping Center, Lynnhaven Mall and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, with service about every hour, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, May through Labor Day.
      • The Aquarium and Campground Shuttle (Route 31) takes you to Virginia Aquarium and fun parks along General Booth Blvd, with service about every 20 minutes, 9:30 a.m.-11:10 p.m. daily, May through Labor Day.
       
     
    • Single fares for all shuttles are $2 or less – you can pay with cash onboard or use cash, debit or credit cards to purchase multiple-day passes and fare cards at Sunsations locations along Atlantic Avenue or at ticket vending machines along Atlantic Avenue at 13th, 17th, 29th, 37th and 41st Streets.
      Read more and view a route map here.
     

    Resort Beach Parking

    To access to all that's going on along the boardwalk and the oceanfront Resort Beach area, you'll want to plan ahead. Multiple city-owned parking options will put you just steps from the action. For additional parking information, call (757) 385-4800.

    • Routes to Atlantic Avenue - There’s more than one way to get to Atlantic Avenue and the oceanfront. To avoid traffic congestion, we suggest the Birdneck Road exit off Interstate 264. Convenient street signs are displayed at the bottom of the exit ramp and will direct you to your desired Atlantic Avenue destination.
      • Norfolk Ave.
      • 17th Street
      • 21st Street
      • Laskin Road
       
     
    • 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.
     
    • Metered parking is available throughout the resort area. A fee of $2.00 is charged per hour from April 1 - October 31.
    • All meters accept credit cards, debit cards, or coins. Payment may also be made by cell phone via Parkmobile.
    • Free parking at meters between 5th Street and Rudee Loop from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., but no parking is allowed after midnight. The Multi-Space Meters have been installed along the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue. As you exit your car, you will find a number at your feet, with an arrow pointing in the direction of your meter. Enter your parking space number at this meter, and pay for the time that you will need to park. For instructions on how to use the pay on foot meters, see Parkeon Meter Instructions.
     
    • Designated on-street parking for people with disabilities 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 off-street parking for people with disabilities is available in all municipal lots.
    • To park in these spaces requires A PROPERLY DISPLAYED sticker, windshield placard, license plate, or other officially issued tag. No placard will be honored unless the person to whom the placard is issued is riding in the vehicle.
    • Additionally, any vehicle visibly marked with a "handicapped" tag or other form of identification may park at any metered location for free up to 4 hours. Universally-accessible ramps are located at every beach access in the resort area.
     
    • Beach St. USA Parking - No parking in these spaces from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from June 15th - August 30th. Spaces are located at 20th and 23rd Streets.
     
    • Residential Parking Passes - Parking is allowed at any time. A Resident Permit or Guest pass must be displayed when parking from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Holiday parking restrictions require that a permit be displayed at all times. These Holidays are currently defined as:
      • July 2: 8 p.m. through July 6 at 6 a.m.
      • Labor Day Weekend: 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday
       
    • For residents to acquire a residential parking decal and two guest passes, contact (757) 437-2059.
    • Resident Parking Discounts - Resident Discount (available by showing a valid driver's license with a Virginia Beach address) is $3 at Croatan Beach and all City parking garages and lots upon entrance after 5 p.m.
     
    • 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.
     

    Sandbridge Beach Parking

    Whether you're here for the day or just a few hours, with paddleboards in tow or just a beach chair, generous parking is part of what makes Sandbridge Beach so welcoming. For additional parking information, call (757) 385-4800.

    • Routes to Sandbridge
     
    • Municipal parking lots are located near Sandbridge Market at the corner of Sandbridge Road and Sandfiddler Road. The lots charge a fee between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The maximum fee is $5 per day.
    • Parking also available at Little Island Park. This large public beach area at the southend of Sandbridge Beach (south of 3600 block) provides a great place to spend your fun-filled vacation days. The park features lifeguards, covered picnic areas with grills, bath houses/showers, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, children’s playground, and even a fishing pier. Pier open 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Parking fees (Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day):
      • $3 per day for residents
      • $5 per day for non-residents
      • $10 for buses and RV’s
       
     
    • Designated on-street parking for people with disabilities is available
     
    • Residential Parking Passes - Parking is allowed at any time. A Resident Permit or Guest pass must be displayed when parking from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Holiday parking restrictions require that a permit be displayed at all times. These Holidays are currently defined as:
      • July 2 at 8 p.m. through July 6 at 6 a.m.
      • Labor Day Weekend: 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday
       
    • For residents to acquire a residential parking decal and two guest passes, contact (757) 437-2059.
    • Resident Parking Discounts - Residents can park for $3 all day at Sandbridge Beach and Little Island Park Lot (available by showing a valid driver's license with a Virginia Beach address). 
     

    On-street parking is available next to beach access ramps.

    Chesapeake Bay Beach Parking

    You're here to relax, so don't stress out over parking. Just find your way to a municipal lot or on-street parking, follow all designated rules and enjoy the day. For additional parking information, call (757) 385-4800.

    • Routes to Chesapeake Bay Beach
     
    • Municipal parking lots are located at the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp (100 spaces) 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)
     
    • Designated on-street parking for people with disabilities is available 
     

    Public on-street parking spaces are available between Shore Drive and the beach and between Fort Story and Little Creek. 

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