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Virginia Beaches
For Couples and Families Alike

Virginia Beaches cater to families in particular and to adults in general.

The beaches are free and many of them have all kind of facilities and vendors offering umbrellas, chairs and even some light food. The beaches on the Mid Atlantic shore are divided by groups.


The beach of Norfolk Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay

The beach of Norfolk Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay


  • Norfolk Virginia

Norfolk has four city beaches, all with gentle surf, free parking and all facilities including picnic areas.

Here you may rent sailboats, jet skis, paddle boats and kayaks. Overlooking the harbor is Norfolk’s Town Point Park venue for many events including the Harbor fest every month of June.

Just 25 Km west of the city is Norfolk's Ocean View Beach, which stretches continuously along 13 Km of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Hampton Virginia

In Hampton many deep water marinas for many Watersports like diving and snorkeling as well as windsurfing. In Buckroe Beach you will find all facilities.

Hampton's attractions include Hampton University, Fort Monroe and the Virginia Air and Space Center.



Sandbridge Beach in Virginia a Family oriented one

Sandbridge Beach in Virginia a Family oriented one


  • Sandbridge Beach

This is a quiet, family orientated beach, located just south of the the city resort area.

Also known as the “Outer Banks of Virginia." Sandbridge has 8 Km of beautiful golden sands along the Atlantic Ocean and is truly the ideal family retreat.


Virginia Beaches

Shallow waters of Cape Charles Beach in Virginia

Shallow waters of Cape Charles Beach in Virginia


  • Cape Charles Beach

This is the ideal beach for families with small children, since it has practically no waves and the waters are shallow. The access to this beach is easy via the wooden boardwalks.

  • Assateague Sunrise

Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore it is connected to the mainland via the 29 Km Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, considered "One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World."

  • Kiptopeke State Park

Located on the Chesapeake Bay is where the Eastern Shore Birding Festival is held every October. This is a great venue to watch migrating birds.


Assateague Lighthouse in Virginia dating from 1867

Assateague Lighthouse in Virginia dating from 1867


  • Islands of Chincoteague and Assateague

Here you’ll find the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. This is a more than 57 Square Km of marshland, beaches and dunes where waterfowl and wild ponies are abundant

Do not miss the Assateague Lighthouse, a meter high red and white striped icon dating from 1867.


The Beach of the City of Virginia Beach VA

The Beach of the City of Virginia Beach VA


  • Virginia Beach

The City'  beaches are well maintained attracting many families with small children.

They feature the famous Virginia Beach Ocean Breeze Water Park and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

The city has a 5 Km ocean front boardwalk full of restaurants and hotels overlooking the beach.

Since this is a seasonal beach, you may find many free events from spring to summer and early fall.

There are bike rental facilities as well as spaces for roller blades. Hiking is possible at First Landing State Park.

Other attractions in the city of Virginia Beach are False Cape State Park, Mount Trashmore Park and the Old Coast Guard Station.




Beach of Chippokes Plantation Park on the James River

Beach of Chippokes Plantation Park on the James River


Virginia's River Beaches

  • Chippokes Plantation State Park

This is a 3 Km beach along the James River with many amenities including a swimming pool, cabins and campsites and a picnic area.

  • Northern Neck

This stretch between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, feature five small public beaches along the Potomac, including Westmoreland State Park's beach and Colonial Beach, the northernmost beach and site of the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Vast sand dunes in Yorktown Beach in Virginia

Vast sand dunes in Yorktown Beach in Virginia


  • Yorktown Beach

Located about a 20 minute drive from Williamsburg on the Colonial Parkway, has been a recreational beach since colonial times. Today there are recreation spaces, shower facilities that are open all summer and a fishing pier with no entry fee and no requirement for a fishing license.

  • Gloucester County

The swimming area and sandy beach are perfect for sunbathing, wading, sand castles, swimming and beach fun! The handicapped accessible Beach House, which is open seasonally, weekends May thru the last day of school, then daily thru Labor Day, has a concession stand, restrooms and outdoor shower.

For more information visit Virginia Tourism Website

Buckroe Beach Virginia features all facilities

Buckroe Beach Virginia features all facilities


  • Buckroe Beach

Located on the Chesapeake Bay features lifeguards that are posted on the beach. There are large picnic shelters that can be rented through Hampton Parks Department, a food vendor on site and snacks at the fishing pier. And there are several bathrooms.

  • Jamestown Beach

This beach is particularly great for families with children. There is a lot of shade unusually close to the shoreline. It is a half Km long and stretch of shallow waters of the James River.

The beach is near Eco Discovery Park, a private, nonprofit park that features an environmental learning center as well as marina, store and kayak rentals.


Map of Virginia Beaches on the Chesapeake Bay

Map of Virginia Beaches on the Chesapeake Bay


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