Sun, Sea and Sand: The Beach Lover’s Guide to Virginia Beach

As the name implies, one of the biggest draws to Virginia Beach is its beaches. But there are many other attractions and events to experience on this beach.


Guide to Virginia Beach


The Beaches:

Resort Beach: A three-mile boardwalk is the standout feature for this beach. There are several restaurants and cafes to dine at, and craft beer lovers tours to take part in. The combination of sandy beaches, trees and decorative shrubbery give it a park-like atmosphere where folks can bike and rollerblade. Be sure to get a picture with the 24-foot tall bronze statue of King Neptune.

Sandbridge Beach: For a more peaceful and relaxing time, this is the beach for you. Along with sand dunes, Sandbridge Beach features marshes and other natural areas perfect for birding, kayaking, hiking, and fishing. Holiday rentals along this beach include everything from bungalows to luxury condos.

Chesapeake Bay Beach: For gentle waves and a more traditional beach atmosphere, this is the place to go. You can also explore all the natural wonders of First Landing State Park and get a glimpse into Virginia Beach’s past with the Fort Henry Lighthouse. Several fine restaurants are located near this beach.


Away from the Beaches:

Take a break from the sand and surf and explore everything else Virginia Beach has to offer. The Sandler Centre is a 1,200 seat venue that hosts the Virginia Symphony, as well as other musical and artistic performances. Check out some unique artwork at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Other museums located in the city include the Old Coast Guard Station, the Military Aviation Museum, and the Ferry Plantation Museum.


Virginia Aquarium


Virginia Aquarium:

One of the best aquariums in the United States, it features various hands-on exhibits, nature trails, and presentations. There is also an adventure park with a zip line.



Virginia Beach has five municipal golf courses and the Princess Anne Athletic Complex, which features seven multi-purpose fields. There is also a professional football team, the Virginia Beach City FC of the National Premier Soccer League. They play at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex during the summer months.
Annual Events:

The city hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as:

•North American Sand Soccer Championships (June)
•Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament (August)
•Virginia Beach Music Festival (September)
•Neptune Festival (September)
•JT Walk & Beach Party (October)
•Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival (October)
•Holiday Parade at the Beach (December)

Look no further and start to enjoy your holiday by booking Virginia Beach vacation home rentals.

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