Hey everyone, we like to let you know about good beaches for a nice time, so this time we want to let you know about Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Virginia Beach is an independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront.

Sports enthusiasts will find golf courses in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area, as well as sea kayaking and miles of hiking trails. Many believe Virginia Beach is at its best in the off-season, when the town is less crowded, but the weather is still mild.

The Guinness Book of World Records has awarded Virginia Beach the title of “Longest Pleasure Beach.”  They have 35 miles of coastline waiting to be explored.  Are you looking for great campgrounds?  Do you want to swim alongside dolphins in the wild?  Are you looking for your first Billfish catch?  Do you want to return to work with a killer tan that makes everyone envious?  You’ll find everything you need right at Virginia Beach.

The Guinness Book of World Records has awarded us the title of “Longest Pleasure Beach.”  We have 35 miles of coastline waiting to be explored.  Are you looking for great campgrounds?  Do you want to swim alongside dolphins in the wild?  Are you looking for your first Billfish catch?  Do you want to return to work with a killer tan that makes everyone envious?  You’ll find everything you need right here.

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Where the Atlantic meets the Virginia Beach shore is their world-famous boardwalk. Here you’ll find a 3-mile long concrete path that guides you through 59 blocks of popular statues, stages for music and entertainment, shops, restaurants, hotels, and gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re walking around during the day or night, there’s never a dull moment when strolling along this boardwalk. Don’t be surprised when you run into unexpected art shows, musical performances, or festivals on the Boardwalk – especially in the summer! If you like to roller-blade, skateboard, or bike ride, there is a bike path that is parallel to the Boardwalk. It’s designed for everything with non-motorized wheels.

Virginia Beach is Dog Friendly

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Your pet is welcome to join you at the beach on-leash any time before Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day. During the summer season, your pup can still enjoy beach time before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm at the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street or at the south end in the Sandbridge area. Just keep your dog on a leash always and clean up after your pet.

First Landing State Park – Pets are allowed in all Virginia State Parks. State regulations prohibit pets at designated swim areas and require pets to be confined or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and kept under supervision while in the park. Pets are also not allowed in public facilities (bathhouses, visitor centers, park offices, restaurants, etc.) While pets are allowed at False Cape State Park, they are not permitted access through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. To avoid potential inconvenience, they ask that you bring proof of current rabies vaccination. This is strongly recommended in Virginia Beach where a rabies alert is in effect. This massive historical park includes an authentic Indian village, 20 miles of walking trails, and a beach that’s dog-friendly year-round. The park is the site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in 1607. Now, as Virginia’s most-visited state park, it’s a natural oasis in Virginia Beach’s urban oceanfront area. The park has 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beach frontage. Offering many recreational and educational activities, it’s a great place to explore unusual habitats featuring bald cypress trees, lagoons, rare plants and wildlife, and maritime forest ecology. Cabins, water and electric hook-up campsites, picnic areas, boat ramps and a camp store with bicycle rentals are also available.

Ocean View Beach in Norfolk – Pets are seasonally welcome to join you on-leash on the white sands of this popular beach. No dogs or domestic animals are allowed on beaches from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. seasonally, beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

We recommend take your doggie to Virginia Beach

How to reach Virginia Beach

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.

Ocean Front 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

Virginia Beach Rule and Regs

 

    Lifeguards are on duty from 9:30am-6pm daily from mid-May to mid-Sept. between 1st and 41st Streets and at Camp Pendleton, Croatan, Sandbridge & JEBLC Fort Story beaches.

    Surfing rules are posted in all beach areas. No surfing is allowed (surfing restrictions north of 42nd St.) outside designated surfing zones 10am-4pm weekdays and 10am-6pm weekends between 1st and 41st Streets. For the area between Camp Pendleton and Rudee Inlet, no surfing is allowed outside designated surfing zones 11am-4pm daily.

    Pets are welcome at the Virginia Beach resort area. From after Labor Day weekend up until Memorial Day weekend, dogs are allowed anytime on the boardwalk (must be leashed) and on the public beaches (and may be off leash).

    During the summer months (from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) dogs are allowed on the boardwalk only from 6am to 10am and must be leashed, and owners are required to pick up any feces. Dogs are allowed on the beach north of 42nd Street before 10am and after 6pm; are prohibited on the beach south of 42nd Street to the beach at Sandbridge; and allowed on the beach before 10am and after 6pm on the Sandbridge section of beach.

    Rollerblades are permitted on the boardwalk, but skateboards, mopeds and bicycles are prohibited.

    Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on beaches.

    Picnicking is not permitted on the sand dunes.

Safety for Swimmers

 

    Only swim where and when lifeguards are on duty. Check for beach/ocean conditions

    Never dive into unknown water or shallow breaking waves

    Do not swim near fishing piers, rocks, jetties or wooden pilings

    Rely on your swimming ability rather than a flotation device

    If you are unable to swim out of a strong current, call or wave for help

    Keep your feet in the sand, until the lifeguard’s in the stand!

Can I bring alcoholic beverages to the beach?

Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint, the answer is no. Alcoholic drinks are not permitted on the beach itself.

Can I bring glass bottles on the beach?

No. This is to protect barefooted people on the beach. The last thing you want to do is step on broken glass in the sand.

Is skateboarding permitted on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk?

No. However, it is permitted on the Bike Path.

Is smoking tobacco allowed on the beach?

Yes, if above 18 years of age.

Does the boardwalk ever close?

No. The boardwalk is open 24 hours a day, rain or shine. You can enjoy a late stroll on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk anytime you want!

Are you allowed to camp on the beach?

No overnight camping is allowed on the beach. But there are many incredible campgrounds within a couple miles of the VA Beach Oceanfront.

Is there a limit of how far you can swim into the ocean?

Yes, the lifeguards will blow their whistle to let you know you have swam too far away from the shoreline!

Are you allowed to launch watercrafts (sail boats, jet skis, etc.) from the beach?

Yes, watercrafts are allowed to launch from the beach.

Where are the lifeguard towers?

There are 50 lifeguard stands along the Virginia Beach that have been strategically placed for the best surveillance capability of the lifeguards. The lifeguards patrol the beach from 1st Street through 89th Street.

What are the hours in which the lifeguards are on duty?

Between the months of mid-May through mid-September, the lifeguards are on duty from 9:30 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening.

May we bring our personal large umbrella, lounge chairs, coolers, and kids sand toys (buckets, pails, etc.) to use on the beach?

Yes, all of the above are allowed to bring to the beach.

If we must rent umbrellas or chairs, what are the cost and where do we rent these at?

You will notice many rental places for umbrellas and/or chairs scattered all along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. It can cost anywhere between $15 – $30 per day (depending on which rental place you choose and how many items you are renting).

Surfing

Surfing restrictions are enforced from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Surfing rules are posted in all beach areas.

    Surfers must wear a leash and surfing is prohibited within 30 feet of the shoreline.

    In the resort area (from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street) surfing is not permitted between the hours of 10am and 4pm on weekdays and 10am and 6pm on weekends and holidays except in designated surfing areas**.

    For the area between Camp Pendleton and Rudee Inlet, no surfing is allowed outside designated surfing zones 11am-4pm daily.

Gotta Pee

Public Restrooms are located at

    2nd Street, 17th Street, 24th Street, 30th Street, 31st Street

Beach Sports

Courtesy volleyball nets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Nets are located at at 25th, 30th, & 40th Streets.

Playing frisbee and other sports on the beach are prohibited in between Rudee Inlet and 42nd Street, 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 unless otherwise noted.

Fishing Virginia Beach

You can only fish during specific days and times.

Fishing from the shore is prohibited from 42nd Street to the Rudee Inlet on weekdays (10:00am – 4:00pm) and on weekends and holidays (10:00am – 5:00pm)

With the food-rich Chesapeake Bay adjoining the Atlantic Ocean, fish here are abundant year-round. Tow your boat and choose from several different ramp locations; opt for a full or half-day private charter or cast a line from one of the four fishing piers. In December, Virginia Beach holds the annual Waterman’s Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shoot-out, the largest rockfish tournament in the country. That’s not surprising, given that 70 to 90 percent of the world’s rockfish come from the Chesapeake Bay! With so many ways to get a bite, fishing in their waterways offers a year-round challenge for anglers of all skill levels. Just bait your hook and pick your platform.

No Swearing Rule

Something you don’t see around a lot of beaches is in Virginia Beach. The no swearing rule.

Around town and the beach, you will see no swearing allowed signs. Virginia Beach says this is to make Virginia Beach more family friendly, also no loud radios, no thong bikinis, getting drunk. Something you don’t see at a lot of beaches. You can wear thongs apparently at Virginia State Parks. So, if you have a thong and heading to Virginia Beach, you may just want to get a regular bikini:(, so I guess you could assume no topless or nude sunbathing at Virginia Beach also.

 

 

 

Virginia Beach is a family friendly, nice, and pretty cool beach.

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