Virginia Beach Boardwalk FAQ


Looking for answers to your questions about the Virginia Beach Boardwalk? This FAQs page has details on what to do, where to eat and where to stay nearby.

Is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk open year-round?

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is open all day, every day, even on holidays.  Find out how to enjoy 24 Hours at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.


Where can I park to go to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

There are many municipal parking lots steps from the Boardwalk on Atlantic Avenue. Parking lots charge a daily parking fee from April 1 to October 31, with a maximum daily rate of $20.


What are the best things to do with kids at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

Families feel right at home on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, especially at the Atlantic Fun Park, a seasonal amusement park at 15th Street with go-karts and midway-style games, and Grommet Island Park, a 100% accessible, beach-themed playground at 40th Street for kids of all abilities. There are also bike and inline skate rental shops to help kids burn off energy when they’re not chasing waves.


What is there to do in the morning at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

Start your day with a glorious sunrise along the Boardwalk. Take a quiet walk along the shore before the beach gets busy with people coming to spend the day. After your stroll, stop in VLOVE Coffee House for an espresso, latte or iced frappe.


Where can I eat near the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

When it’s time for a meal, there are plenty of delicious options along the Boardwalk, including many seafood restaurants. A few favorites include Waterman’s Surfside Grille at 4th Street, Chix on the Beach at 7th Street and Tautog’s Restaurant at 23rd Street. Plan to come hungry and ready to fill up on ocean-fresh oysters, clams, scallops and locally caught fish.

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What can I do in the evening along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

From live music to roaming entertainers, like magicians and jugglers, the Boardwalk is always cheerful and stimulating. Check out Live! on Atlantic, as well as the Oceanfront Concert Series, which hosts free live music events at several locations along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk most Wednesday evenings from early June to mid-September.


What’s a good place to have a cocktail overlooking the Boardwalk?

End your Virginia Beach evening with 360-degree views, fresh local seafood and a fruity craft cocktail. Some boardwalk hotels have rooftop bars, including the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, which is home to Orion’s Roof, an elegant space on the 23rd floor where you’ll enjoy an aerial view of the waves washing up on the shore.

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Where can I rent bikes at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

A dedicated bike path allows visitors to cycle with ease, even when the boardwalk is busiest in summer months. At Cherie’s Bicycle & Blade Rentals, rent cruiser and tandem bikes, as well as surrey bikes (a four-wheel, covered bike that can accommodate several people) and inline skates. Another option for renting bicycles is Ocean Waves Gift Shop on Atlantic Avenue at 32nd Street.


Where can I go fishing along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

One of the best places to drop a line is at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, which is located between 14th and 15th streets. Note that there is a fee to fish from the pier: $13 for adults and $6 for children (12 and under). There is a $4 per-person charge to walk to the end of the pier to soak up the views and fresh sea air. No fishing license is required.

At this time, the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier is temporarily closed for repairs. However, normally, it is open 24 hours a day from Memorial Day to Labor Day but closes overnight in the off season. Check the current hours for the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.


Can I rent beach chairs and umbrellas on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

Yes, you can rent all kinds of beach equipment at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. At Cherie’s Bicycle & Blade Rentals, you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. At VB Surf Sessions, you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as coolers, sand toys and even metal detectors. With a beach-concierge service like Shorebreak Outfitters, you can rent beach gear that will be set up and taken down for you at the end of the day.


Where can I stay near the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

A wide range of hotels, from the luxurious Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club to the budget-minded Quality Inn & Suites, offers convenient beach stays. You’ll find everything in between too, including family-friendly choices like the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, which has several pools, a lazy river and water slides.