Just a few hours’ drive from our Nation’s Capital, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, abundant parks and waterways and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. Shoreline may be the defining element of any beach destination, but it’s our uniquely varied coastal culture that truly sets Virginia Beach apart.
An excellent starting place: the vibrant Resort Beach. Famous for its iconic 5 kilometer boardwalk, this is where you’ll find restaurants, bustling nightlife, live entertainment and year-round events. To the South, not far from the Resort Beach, Sandbridge Beach exudes island-like charm, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The sand dunes house stunning beachfront rental homes, beach comb, paddleboard or feast on freshly caught blue crabs.
Heading North to the bay, you’ll find a laid-back Chesapeake Bay Beach, known as waterman’s paradise with the off-the-radar, dockside restaurants and bars locals prefer. Watch the sunset over the water while savoring fresh seafood, or embark on an Oyster Farm Boat Tour on the Lynnhaven River. Hike the winding trails of First Landing state Park or climb to the top of the Cape Henry Lighthouse.
Whether your vibe is adventurous or simply laid-back, you’re in for a multi-dimensional holiday experience here with an abundance of things to do, places to explore and flavors to sample. Everything that gives locals such an intense love for the beach life is yours to experience – all you have to do is immerse yourself.