Norfolk

Norfolk
Norfolk is the second largest city in Virginia after nearby Virginia Beach. It is also the cultural capital of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News area, thanks in part to museums such as the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the renowned Norfolk Naval Base calls the city home. This would be enough to convince many people to drop by for a visit, yet it only gets better. When summer rolls around, Norfolk Virginia becomes a wonderful beach vacation destination.

Norfolk Virginia has transformed itself in grand fashion in recent years. In fact, the local tourist board calls the city The New Norfolk, and there has certainly never been a better time to visit. Regardless of your interests or the makeup of your group, staying entertained on a Norfolk vacation shouldn't be difficult. The official zoo of Virginia is just one of the many great attractions that makes this such as great city to experience, and there is also a fantastic botanical garden to explore.

What makes a warm weather trip to Norfolk so great is the fact that you can enjoy plenty of quality beach time when you're not indulging in everything else. The Norfolk beaches along Ocean View Avenue stretch for miles, and there are fishing piers here and there if you wish to take advantage. At Ocean View Park, there are picnic tables, a bathhouse, and a gazebo. At the city beaches in Norfolk, swimming, paddleboating, jet skiing, kayaking, and sailing are among the activity options.

During a Norfolk vacation, venturing off to nearby destinations to see what their beaches have to offer is also a possibility. Just north in Hampton, the oft-uncrowded Buckroe Beach welcomes those who want to soak up some sun and maybe enjoy some water sports as well. Also close by is Virginia Beach and its miles of sandy stretches. The Virginia Beach beaches are the best in the entire state and truly offer something for every taste.

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Ocean View Beach

Ocean View Beach

Ocean View Beach, located in Norfolk Virginia, is a fitting name for this place where the sand meets the sea. This wide sandy beach is a wonderful place to spend some time in the sun, have some fun, and soak in the views. As you’d expect for Virginia beaches, there’s more to the story that […]

Norfolk Virginia Beaches

Norfolk Virginia Beaches

Norfolk Virginia beaches cover more than seven miles along the Chesapeake Bay. Between Willoughby and East Ocean View, you’ll find three excellent city-managed beaches, as well as fantastic views and plenty of opportunities for fun. Norfolk’s neighbor Virginia Beach is close by—in less than a half hour, you could add a visit to even more […]