Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Virginia Beach Boardwalk showing general coastal views and a hotel
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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

Hilton Vacation Club Ocean Beach Club Virginia Beach
Hilton Vacation Club Ocean Beach Club Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $76 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 26
$76
per night
Dec 25 - Dec 26
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"Everyone that we met was friendly and extremely helpful."

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Hilton Vacation Club Ocean Beach Club Virginia Beach
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, 23451
The price is $78 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$78
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,397 reviews)
"Helpful staff, clean rooms, older decor."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
2.5 out of 5
2604 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
The price is $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$79
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Virginia Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (411 reviews)
"This property was in a great location. The staff were very nice. The room was very clean and the beds were super comfy!"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
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Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts
Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts
2.5 out of 5
501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts
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, 23451
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Hilton Vacation Club Ocean Beach Club Virginia Beach
Hilton Vacation Club Ocean Beach Club Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Hilton Vacation Club Ocean Beach Club Virginia Beach
Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
2.5 out of 5
2604 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Costa Azul Suites Virginia Beach by Red Collection
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach
2.5 out of 5
2800 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach
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, 23451
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
1601 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Boardwalk by Diamond Resorts
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
3 out of 5
3601 ATLANTIC AVENUE, 36TH AND ATLANTIC, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Hilton Vacation Club Oceanaire Virginia Beach
Hilton Vacation Club Oceanaire Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5
3421 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Hilton Vacation Club Oceanaire Virginia Beach
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