Ocean and Bay Beaches
Virginia Beach is the “World’s Longest Pleasure Beach,” according
to the Guinness Book of World Records?
It boasts more than 35 miles of ocean and
bay beaches stretching from the mouth of the
Chesapeake Bay to Virginia’s southern border.
With 35 miles of waterfront property, Virginia Beach has long
been considered a “classic American beach vacation” spot.
In the resort area, newly-landscaped pedestrian beach entrances
are easy to find, and parking is ample. If your idea of a "day at the beach" is more relaxed,
try a tranquil vacation spot along the scenic Chesapeake Bay.
Swimmers will enjoy the bay's protected shallow waters, and parents will find its
waves are gentle enough for even the youngest members of the family.
The beach has been expanded to wider than a football field.
In 2001, a $22 million sand replenishment project pumped 3.2 million
cubic yards of sand on the existing beachfront. In all, Virginia Beach
has invested more than $300 million in resort improvements.
In Virginia Beach, a total of 14 miles of beach is open to the public.
Beach Scene Virginia Beach hosts the annual East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) each August