Three Beaches, Three Ways

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It’s true. Virginia Beach is more than just a beach. We have three beaches – each with its own distinct personality and qualities – kind of like you! Each offers unique ways for experiencing the beach, whether on the ocean or on the bay.  Which way will you enjoy yours?

Resort Beach

Most well-known for its iconic three-mile boardwalk, the vibrant Resort Beach provides visitors with the restaurants, bustling nightlife, live entertainment, year-round events, shops and throwback beach nostalgia for which we’ve long been known. Ride a surrey down the boardwalk to snap a selfie with King Neptune; take a surfing lesson or skim-board along the shore; build a sandcastle at Grommet Island; ride a beach cruiser to your ice cream shop of choice; or explore the art galleries and shops in the emerging ViBe Creative District.

Sandbridge Beach

Just 15 minutes south of the Resort area, Sandbridge Beach exudes island-like charm, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. The sand dunes house stunning beachfront rental homes, ideal for a large family vacation, spent beach-combing, paddle boarding and feasting on freshly caught blue crabs. Kayak through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, take in a sunset at Little Island Park, or head down to neighboring Pungo to pick fresh produce at one of 16 You-Pick Farms.

Chesapeake Bay Beach

Just north of the Resort Beach, the laidback Chesapeake Bay Beach is known as a waterman’s paradise, with the off-the-radar, dockside restaurants and bars locals prefer. Watch the sunset over the water while savoring fresh seafood, visit a local brewery, take in a sunrise or a sunset, embark on an oyster-farm boat tour on the Lynnhaven River, hike the winding trails of historic First Landing State Park or climb to the top of the Cape Henry Lighthouse.


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  • Tiffany M. Russell
  • Vice President of Marketing Communications
  • Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • 757-385-6628