Virginia Beach Water Activities

With miles of beautiful oceanfront, the Chesapeake Bay, and meandering inland waterways, Virginia Beach is an aquatic playground of fun and adventure. Paddle, sail, cruise, surf and swim to experience the beautiful waters of this vibrant coastal community.

Catch a glimpse of the stunning shoreline from a parasailing adventure, or stay at sea level and opt for a stand-up paddleboard or kayak for a look at nature right at the water line. Or catch a wave and test your surfing skills (beginners can take lessons).

Head to one of several fishing piers for a relaxing day of sea breezes. Or get out on the water on a fishing trip. For a relaxing outing, take a boat tour to see the sights from the water. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for dolphins year-round or whales in the winter months.



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