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Virginia Beach Boardwalk

16th St., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23450 USA

Free to Visit
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“Enjoy the three mile esplanade”

When you ask any visitor what they feel they absolutely must do while in Virginia Beach, a tour along the boardwalk is certainly one of the first answers that you will hear. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the three mile esplanade, and there is something unique for everyone to enjoy along the path. The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is lined with hotels and restaurants, making it a popular destination for many vacationers looking to be in the very heart of the area’s bustling center of activity. The boardwalk is built overlooking the ocean, and the views from many of the area hotels are simply breathtaking. In addition to a large walking path, there is also a bike path for people on bikes and skates. Handicap ramps are placed at every block and lead down to the beach. The Virginia Beach Boardwalk offers more than just hotels and restaurants. Here, visitors can find a wide array of museums and historic sites. There are numerous monuments and sculptures to stop and enjoy as you stroll along the boardwalk, and there are even a number of live entertainment stages that host great acts throughout the busy season. For those looking to enjoy quality fishing, there is also a great fishing pier located just off the boardwalk. Families will certainly enjoy the many things to do on the boardwalk, and kids will love the many amusement options on offer. Whether you are looking for a ride on a Ferris wheel or other attraction or perhaps some time in a video arcade, you can find what you are looking for without ever needing to leave the boardwalk. The Virginia Legends Walk is located along the boardwalk, and offers information about some of the state’s most famous citizens, including Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Edgar Allen Poe, and Ella Fitzgerald. The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is designed to ensure that visitors never have a dull moment. Beach Street USA is a unique event that takes place from June until Labor Day and offers a Mardi Gras style atmosphere. From jugglers and magicians to puppets and live concerts, there is always something exciting happening on the boardwalk. Virginia Beach is a destination that has to be experienced to be believed, and trip to the boardwalk is certainly one of those things that is required to make any trip to the area complete.

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  • 11 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
December 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

A long walk, but very enjoyable. Or rent a bike. :) Lots of photo opts. The whole family enjoyed it. Plenty of food carts and restaurants along the way. Public restrooms were clean, too.

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  • 46 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
October 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

We were so excited to get to walk the board walk and see Poseidon. We also played in the waves. For those who are visiting the area, note there are outside showers to use but no changing area. There are bathrooms but they do not allow changing in them. The area was clean and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The kids were more interested in playing in the waves that checking out anything else.

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Virginia Beach Boardwalk

16th St.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
23450 USA


  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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