Outdoors

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Warm days, cool evenings, refreshing water, and soft sand are a given with any Virginia Beach vacation. If you want to truly Live the Life, paddle into some of our outdoor adventures. Explore Wildlife and Outdoor Adventures in Virginia Beach.

    On The Water

    On The Water

    Ready to set sail over open waters or splash around in the surf? Then you've come to the right place! From exhilarating watersports to relaxing boat tours, Virginia Beach has tons of aquatic activities to suit every water-lover!

    Virginia Beach Parks

    Virginia Beach Parks

    Virginia Beach offers something for everyone with over 4,000 acres in parks and national refuges. Get back to the elements and discover a new way to see Mother Nature – by foot, bike, kayak or segway!

    Camping

    Camping

    Along with commercial campgrounds, Virginia Beach is home to beautiful state parks where the true nature lover can set up camp.

    Parks

    Parks

    Virginia Beach offers something for everyone in the over 4,000 acres in neighborhood parks, community parks, district parks, and other open spaces. Find out more about everything from playgrounds to picnic shelters and ball fields!

    Waterways

    Waterways

    Virginia Beach has 16 different access sites to the various bays, creeks and rivers in the area.

    False Cape

    False Cape

    This 4,321-acre area is a mile-wide barrier split between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in the extreme southeast corner of Virginia Beach. It has 6 miles of unspoiled beaches, 12 primitive campsites, and 9 miles of hiking/biking trails.

    Back Bay

    Back Bay

    Explore over 9,000 acres of beaches, dunes, farm fields and marsh at Back Bay Refuge.

    First Landing

    First Landing

    On April 26, 1607, some 100 English settlers landed here and established the first elective government in English America before pushing up the James River to establish Jamestown. This historic event is reflected in the name of Virginia’s most visited state park.

    North Landing River Preserve

    North Landing River Preserve

    Visit Virginia’s largest natural area preserve and discover the unique wetland community, forested swamps and freshwater tidal marshes of the lower North Landing River.

    Creatures You May Encounter

    Creatures You May Encounter

    There are a number of awesome creatures which you may encounter during your visit to Virginia Beach.

    Horses at the Beach

    Horses at the Beach

    Take a horseback ride down Virginia Beach’s pristine coastline or one of our many beautiful trails for a one-of-a-kind experience. Perfect for riders of all skill levels, horseback riding on your Virginia Beach vacation is a fun and unique way to Live the Life

    Tread Softly

    Tread Softly

    We ask that you please work with us to help to protect and preserve our beloved natural areas.

    Safety & Protection

    Safety & Protection

    Please familiarize yourself with what special requirements you may need for your visit to be a happy and healthy one and plan accordingly.

    Outdoors

    Outdoors

    Looking for something else? Search all of our Outdoor Listings


  • A Beach Vacation Adventure on Every Shore 

    Mother Nature wasn’t shy when she worked her magic on Virginia Beach. Aside from being a premier East Coast beach vacation destination, with miles of pristine shorelines, Virginia Beach boasts the best boardwalk, lush wildlife trails, thousands of acres of parks, and the meandering waterways of the inner and outer coast.

    The unique configuration of Virginia Beach is an adventure sport and outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Kayak down our beach shoreline or maneuver the bay waterways for an up close and personal introduction to the Virginia Beach wildlife. The lush natural surroundings of our marshes and wildlife refuges will envelop you in the harmonious chorus that our indigenous flora and fauna have to offer.

    No family beach vacation is complete without a little adventure. Intent on a physical challenge? Seeking out a serene natural sanctuary? Virginia Beach is acres of East Coast beach front, a meandering inner coastal waterway, hiking trails, nature walks, fresh water and salt water habitats all wrapped up in one destination. You just might lose yourself soaking up the pure wonderment that we live everyday. It’s time to reconnect, rejuvenate, and reinvent yourself with what comes natural - Virginia Beach.

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