VB Local

This blog originates from Virginia Beach… here’s what’s goin’ on if you live or visit here…


What’s Happening at the Oceanfront-Bands and Events Calendar

VB SurfCam, 1st Ave

The old Seas ‘n Trees blog, Sunrise Pictures

First Landing State Park

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

The Artists Gallery

See my Local Art





Welcome, Virginia Beach is a Beach Town…
It starts up north with Beaches along the south end of the Chesapeake Bay, from Norfolk’s Willoughby Spit at the foot of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (I-64), past the southern landing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (Rt. 13) at Chic’s Beach, and the Lynnhaven Inlet, to the Bay’s terminus at Cape Henry, where the first English settlers arrived in 1607.
The Atlantic Ocean is around the corner, and the North End neighborhood stretches from there to the Resort District at 42nd Street. A concrete Boardwalk runs it’s length, down to Rudee Inlet. The Beaches are free, but the parking may not be.



The best way to get around is by bicycle, weather permitting. There is a bike path running alongside the Boardwalk, letting you beat traffic and parking headaches. On Summer nights, there can be a dozen, or so, bands playing along the Boardwalk and Atlantic Ave. (check the link at the top of the page to see who’s where and when), so you can hop from dinner to band to band to bar to band… Then take a great Nature Ride on the sand trails of First Landing Park to clear your head the next morning before swinging across the street to take a dip in the Ocean. Gotta Love the Beach Town Life…
Heading south from Rudee Inlet, you’ll skip around the military base at Dam Neck and get to Sandbridge, a more relaxed area with less commercial development. Below that is Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park, extending down past the North Carolina border. Here, you’ll find wilder, undeveloped Beaches, accessible by foot or bicycle only. There is an admission charge.



That’s the lay of the Land, what you’ll find here. Been that way for a while. There’s lots of hotels/motels, and restaurants. They change a lot, so just do a search for current information.
C’mon down and Enjoy Life in a Beach Town…