To help you get the most fun out of your visit to Virginia Beach, we’ve pulled together a handy list of important rules and tips to keep you in the know and good to go. Click on the icons below to get the lay of the land, and sea, for your visit to Virginia Beach.
Identification: Make sure you have a photo ID – it’s required at registration desks throughout Virginia Beach, where a copy will be made at check-in.
That’s Your Name: We promise not to wear it out, but it’s unlawful to register in any name other than your own legal name.
Everybody Counts: To make sure everyone has what they need, all occupants of guest rooms must be registered.
Sorry, No Freebies: Rates are quoted for a certain number of adults. There is a charge for each additional person and maximum occupancy rules apply.
It’s Just For You, Registered Guest: Use of the rooms and hotel facilities is limited to registered occupants only – that helps keep swimming pools, vending rooms, restrooms, parking lots and garages available for your use.
It’s The Law: You must be at least 21 years of age to consume, possess or buy beer, wine and liquor. You may not carry open or unsealed alcohol in public places or in vehicles. Not just our policy, it’s the law.
Let’s Agree To Agree: Registration indicates an agreement to comply with hotel regulations. Thanks for being so agreeable.
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.
Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend, pets are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime.
However, during the summer months (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend), they are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Pets on a leash are allowed on the boardwalk from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the summer months.
For the safety of all patrons on the beach, canine and human alike, please supervise your pet carefully when off leash and only unleash on the sand with reliable voice command and recall.
Surf anytime anywhere from September thru May. But in the summer, please refer to the awesome chart below:
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.
If you’re on a bike, use the designated bike path next to the Boardwalk and obey the same rules as automobile drivers.
And remember: stay to the right.
Cast your line during allowed days and times. Fishing from the shore is prohibited from 42nd Street to the Rudee Inlet on weekdays (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and on weekends and holidays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
See something? Say something! To report non-emergency situations, call (757) 385-5000 and 911 for emergencies.
Pretend you grandmother is within earshot. We don’t want to hear cuss words at the beach.
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.
Route 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 32 Shoppers Shuttle takes you to the Hilltop area and Lynnhaven Mall for upscale shopping and dining.
SCHEDULE: Catch it about every hour from 10am to 10pm every day from May-Labor Day.
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
If you know you’re in no shape to drive home after an evening out and you parked in one of the Municipal Parking Lots located at 2nd, 4th, 19th, 25th streets or Rudee Loop, get a “Do Not Tow” sticker from the lot attendant that will allow you to leave your car overnight. If there is no attendant, contact a police officer or call (757) 385-5600.
Put the “Do Not Tow” sticker on your windshield, and grab a ride from a cab or a friend. You have between 8 a.m. and noon the next day to pick up your vehicle.
Municipal parking lots close at 12:30 a.m. to new entries. You must get your sticker prior to 2:30 a.m.
When roller blading or roller skating on the boardwalk or bike paths, be sure to look out for pedestrians.
Courtesy volleyball nets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 25th, 30th, & 40th Streets.
Between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays, playing frisbee and other sports on the beach are prohibited in between Rudee Inlet and 42nd Street, unless otherwise noted.
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.
Don’t get too chill on the beach. Remember to keep your car locked and your valuables safe. Report any incidents to (757) 385-5000.
A few do’s and don’ts that will ensure you have a great time while at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
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