The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is an amazing place where the Atlantic Ocean and the shores of Virginia Beach meet. The three mile resort area is where sand, surf, and sun collide for your vacationing pleasure. If you're thinking about coming here, you may be asking yourself what's all the fuss about? Why do families come here year after year as part of their vacationing ritual?
Small Town Community
Virginia Beach is a wonderful and caring coastal community with a small-town charm to it. The extensive clean golden sands, the amazing and historic fishing pier, the many gift shops, restaurants and ice-cream parlors give the Virginia Beach Oceanfront a lovely holiday feel -- and it's a fantastic place to live and work. The VA Beach Oceanfront is definitely the hottest attraction in the whole city! There's always plenty of sights to see.
Things to do
You have the option when visiting the oceanfront to either sit on the lovely soft sand and soak up the sun rays or walk the main street and go gift shopping, even try out one of the small restaurants, rent a bike or buggy for a cruise on the bike path, or if you are feeling extra energetic, you can leisurely stroll the entire length of the boardwalk, and lots more.
Virginia Beach has many statues and monuments along the Oceanfront. The Virginia Legends Walk is one of them; it was built to honor Virginian’s who have made significant differences to our country and the world. The walk has plaques with the name of the person and a little bit of information about what that person has achieved and where they are from. They include Patsy Cline to Thomas Jefferson.
There is of course, the King Neptune Statue which is easily the most famous statue on the boardwalk! He stands over 30 feet tall and is holding a gigantic loggerhead turtle. There are two dolphins behind him, and an octopus to the left of him. This statue at the boardwalk is larger than life. This is a must see.
There are plenty of other smaller statues that Virginia Beach goers love. Fish, turtles, hermit crabs, and others are all some examples of what you will see when walking the boardwalk. There are many attractions that will keep you and your family entertained and having a blast!
There are a nice variety of places to eat near the Oceanfront; the usual fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Subway, but also more traditional restaurants that serve up fresh seafood, bars and grills and a nice Italian restaurant. If you’re not looking for a full meal, then maybe you would like to stop in many of the ice cream parlors or even the candy kitchen that has all the candy you could hope for! These smaller local restaurants offering seafood will rock your tastebuds, as they serve some of the freshest fish in the city!
There are plenty of places to stay along the Oceanfront; there are a wide range of affordable and clean Virginia Beach hotels and motels. Most offer ocean views and undercover parking. If you are visiting for the day, then there are lots of places to park, some undercover and some in large car parks, all of the parking is very close to the beach and shops.