Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Soak up the atmosphere as you stroll along this oceanfront strip, the heart of Virginia Beach’s dining and entertainment scene.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk stretches for 3 miles (5 kilometers) along Virginia Beach. Lined with bars, restaurants and hotels, this concrete esplanade features an adjacent bike path for cyclists and skaters. Enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant overlooking the ocean, watch buskers perform and inspect the sculptures and monuments along the boardwalk.

Originally stretching for just five blocks, the boardwalk was first built in 1888 as a wooden-planked promenade. Today, the concrete boardwalk is bordered by lovely white Colonial-style street lamps. Sit back and admire the views from one of the numerous benches lining the path. Street entertainers provide entertainment almost every day, while live music is performed on four oceanfront stages every night during the summer.

Take advantage of the Discov-QR Boardwalk Walking Tour, a free interactive walking tour covering some of the boardwalk’s highlights. Scan the QR codes on featured attractions to watch informative videos.

At 14th Street, look for the popular Virginia Beach Pier, open from April to October. Pay the fee to fish on this traditional pier or simply walk to the end to enjoy ocean views. Take the kids across the street to the Atlantic Fun Park. This small but enjoyable park features a variety of rides.

Take a photo with the famous King Neptune statue located at the gateway to Neptune Festival Park. Standing 34 feet (10 meters) tall, this imposing bronze statue also features depictions of dolphins, fish, a lobster and an octopus.

Discover the region’s maritime heritage at the Old Coast Guard Station. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this early 20th-century building houses a collection of more than 1,800 artifacts and 1,000 photographs related to Coast Guard services, World War II and other aspects of the area’s coastal history.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is located in the center of Virginia Beach’s resort area, stretching 40 blocks from Rudee Inlet to 40th Street. Expect the atmosphere to be liveliest on weekends during the summer. Don’t miss this icon of Virginia Beach.

Top Hotels Close to Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Ocean Holiday
Ocean Holiday
2.5 out of 5
Atlantic Avenue,2417, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $89 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Old Coast Guard Station and Seabreeze Beach. Pacific Avenue ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (934 reviews)
"it was clean and it smell good"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Ocean Holiday
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 $97 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
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! (1,248 reviews)
"The morning sun rise was spectacular"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 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! (2,436 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
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Sea View Hotel
Sea View Hotel
2 out of 5
2109 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $68 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Sea View Hotel
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 $97 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
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
Ocean Beach Club 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 24 to Oct 24
Ocean Holiday
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
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
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
2015 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $133 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
3 out of 5
2501 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is $118 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront South
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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.