The excitement of Virginia Beach means it gets almost 20 million visitors a year. But did you know that there are 35 other awesome beaches in Virginia?

 36  Beaches!

From Washington DC to the North Carolina coast, you’ll find beautiful beaches for surfers, nature lovers, fishermen, boaters, sun bathing, exercising or relaxing!

Richmond and DC dwellers have over 10 beaches within a short distance with the most famous being Colonial Beach. Colonial Beach has a boardwalk and plenty of bars and restaurants.

Virginia’s Eastern Shore is home to one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in America–Assateague Island National Seashore. This beach is near Chincoteague, so be prepared to see the famous wild ponies!

Further south on the Eastern Shore is the quaint, wonderful town Cape Charles with it’s pretty and family-friendly beach. Enjoy shops, restaurants, distilleries and breweries within walking distance from the beachfront.

The Peninsula area of southern Virginia is home to several very nice beaches that are close to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Yorktown and Fort Monroe.

Many Virginia state parks have beaches perfect for hiking, nature viewing and swimming.

False Cape State Park is 4,321 acres of pristine, undeveloped wilderness bordering the Atlantic Ocean south of Virginia Beach.  This is for the adventurous only, as you must hike in and bring all supplies.

Other beaches on the Southside of Hampton Roads include trendy Chic’s Beach, Sandbridge, Croatan and, of course, Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, with its famous boardwalk, is the longest beach in the USA at 35 miles long. This wide, sandy beach is home to exciting dining, nightlife and entertainment.

The list of activities here is endless. Surf, swim, play volleyball, wind surf, paddle board, kayak, go deep sea fishing, go whale watching, parasail or listen to live music.

Virginia is for lovers, beach lovers, that is.  Get The Ultimate Guide to 36 Breathtaking Virginia Beaches before you plan your next beach trip.

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