Neptune Statue

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Majestically greeting you to his kingdom, the statue is not easily missed. Spend time in this popular area to appreciate its wide-ranging appeal.

The King Neptune Statue announces this northeast portion of Virginia Beach from very far away. Appreciate its gigantic proportions. The loggerhead turtle where Neptune rests his hand is 11 feet (3.3 meters) long. The statue itself is 34 feet (10 meters) tall, about three stories, and surrounded with representations of marine life. Get close and look up to appreciate this stunning creation.

This colossal figure marks the Neptune Festival, with events throughout the summer. Thousands of people visit the area to enjoy popular events such as a sand-sculpting competition, free concerts, seaside wine tastings and a 32-block-long celebration on the boardwalk. View widely varying sand sculptures under a tent that serves as protection from the elements.

During the festivities, the King Neptune Statue is certainly a rallying point. Learn about the fascinating history of the creation of the statue. Work on the statue began in 2004 when a Virginia sculptor, Paul DiPasquale, submitted plans for its design. Chinese artist Zhang Cong made the bronze statue a reality and it arrived at its location from China the following year. Due to personal difficulties, the sculptor was not able to see his installed work until more than 2 years later.

Notice the green-brown color of the oxidized bronze of the statue, as if it has been under the ocean for ages. The statue is the centerpiece of Neptune’s Park, which opens onto a wide sandy beach. The park is a venue for daily bands and other events.

Stroll 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) south along the boardwalk and make a turn to walk out onto Virginia Beach Fishing Pier. Stop at the tackle shop and rent gear so you can fish for bluefish, croaker, mackerel and many more species. This is also a scenic setting to have a meal at the seafood restaurant.

Find the King Neptune Statue along the Boardwalk. Plan to spend time near the king in the lively atmosphere he reigns over. For a break, walk about 15 minutes inland to watch or participate in field events at Beach Garden Park.

Top Hotels Close to Neptune Statue

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
3 out of 5
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $95 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Seabreeze Beach, and 17th Street ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,255 reviews)
"Wonderful location!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $99 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Seabreeze Beach. Neptune's ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,434 reviews)
"Family enjoyed this hotel. Good location, clean rooms, lex from the front desk was amazing"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
4 out of 5
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $133 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Seabreeze Beach, and Neptune's Park. ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,019 reviews)
"10"

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Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Virginia Beach Royal Clipper
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Virginia Beach Royal Clipper
2 out of 5
3508 Atlantic Ave, 36th and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $43 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
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Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $99 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
3 out of 5
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $95 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
4 out of 5
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $133 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
2.5 out of 5
3107 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $120 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
3 out of 5
2705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $111 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
3 out of 5
2809 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $85 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3421 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $139 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Holiday
Ocean Holiday
2.5 out of 5
Atlantic Avenue,2417, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $89 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Ocean Holiday
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