Know Before You Go


Reach the Beach

Several driving routes offer scenic experiences on the way to your destination. 

17th Street: Approach the southern streets of Resort Beach via 17th Street, known as the “old gateway” into Virginia Beach, where longtime favorites line your path.

19th Street: Take 19th Street for towering views of the Virginia Beach Convention Center on your approach to the heart of Resort Beach.

Laskin Road: Follow Laskin Road through Virginia Beach’s newest gateway corridor to be greeted by sculptural installations on your way to Resort Beach and Neptune Park.

Shore Drive: Let Shore Drive lead you alongside the natural surroundings of First Landing State Park on your way to Resort Beach’s north end.


Trolley Information

The VB Wave Trolley is part of Hampton Roads Transit's regional shuttle system.  With a brand new fleet of trolleys running three VB Wave routs, it's the easiest way to get around the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.


Route 30 Atlantic Avenue Shuttle takes you to shops, restaurants, museums and more, with stops from 2nd Street at the south end of Atlantic Avenue to 40th Street and back again. 
SCHEDULE: Catch it about every 15 minutes from 8am to 2am every day from May-September.

31 Aquarium and Campground Shuttle takes you south to campgrounds, tennis courts, fun parks and the Virginia Aquarium. SCHEDULE: Catch it about every 20 minutes from 9:30am to 11:10pm every day from May-Labor Day.

Route 35 shuttle takes you from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to First Landing State Park, the North End beaches, and all the wonderful Bayfront restaurants on Shore Drive. SCHEDULE: Catch it about every 30 minutes from 10am to 10pm every day from late May through Labor Day, and throughout the weekend only Labor Day- Neptune Festival weekend.

Cash fares are available for purchase on the VB Wave.  From May-September, you'll find TVMs on Atlantic Avenue at 13th Street, 17th Street, 29th Street, 37th Street, and 41st Street. Look for mobile pay to start fall 2018.

Adults/Youth: $2
Half Fare*: $1
Children under 38”: Free (up to 2 free per adult)
GO 1-Day Shuttle Pass: $4
GO 1-Day Shuttle Pass (Half Fare* or Youth): $2
GO 3-Day Shuttle Pass: $8
GO 3-Day Shuttle Pass (Half Fare* or Youth): $4

* Senior citizens (age 65 and older), persons with disabilities or Medicare Cardholders may receive half fare discount with qualifying forms of ID


Oceanfront Parking

Garages OPEN - 8am-12:30am daily

31st Street Garage
25th Street Municipal Lot
19th Street Municipal Lots North & South
9th Street Garage

Garages OPEN - 8am-12:30am daily

4th Street Municipal Lot
2nd Street Municipal Lot
Rudee Loop

Other City Parking

Croatan (South) Parking Lot: 6am - 8pm
Sandbridge Market: 8am - 5pm
Sandbridge Municipal Lots: 8am -5pm
City Center: 24/7 Free Parking


Parking Pay Stations

  • Meters located on 31st, 15th, 10th and 6th Street
  • How to Use the Pay Stations:
  • 1. Use any button on keypad to begin
  • 2. Press “1” for the initial payment
  • 3. Enter your space number and press “#”
  • 4. Insert coins to add time or insert card, follow on-screen instruction (Press blue button to add time).
  • 5. Press green button to complete the transaction.
  • 6. Retain receipt for proof of payment (also has extended timecode if you want to add time later)


Drink Responsibly

Please drink responsibly and designate a driver.  If you are under 21, you shouldn't be drinking! Open or unsealed alcohol containers are NOT allowed in public spaces or vehicles.  The legal blood-alcohol-index limit in Virginia Beach is 0.08. 


Public Restrooms

2nd Street*

17th Street

24th Street*

30th Street

31st Street*

* Open year-round


Oceanfront Restrooms Hours of Operation


Swimmer Safety

Remember to swim near a lifeguard. Locate your closest lifeguard station in the case of an emergency.

Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service operates 50 stations between 1st Street & 89th Street and Croatan Beach, along the Oceanfront.


Find-A-Kid Program

Many of the hotels and motels in Virginia Beach participate in the Find-A-Kid Wristband Program. This free and voluntary program helps parents quickly locate children that wander off from their families by providing an identification wristband at the front desk to children 10 and under.  Be sure to ask your hotel if they participate in the Find-A-Kid Program.


Important Phone Numbers

Police, Fire, EMS - 911 for emergencies

Non-Emergency and towing inquiries - 757-385-5000

Visitor Information Center - 757-385-7873 (SURF)

Information Kiosks - 757-385-7873 (SURF)

Beach Rules

For a complete guide to our Beach Rules, please click here