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Family Fun on the Beach

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Family Fun on the Beach

Virginia Beach is a fantastic destination for a family getaway. Spend the day, or your whole trip, on our wide open beaches. The beach is the perfect place for relaxing under the sun or splashing in the waves. From the resort area and Sandbridge to Chic’s Beach, Virginia Beach offers an array of family activities right on the beach.

Grab some towels and beach chairs for your front-row seat to Virginia Beach. Whether you’re watching the sunrise and set or people watching the other families and groups around you, the beach and ocean offer nearly endless sights and amusements. Bring binoculars to spot dolphins playing in the surf or birds swooping down for a snack.

Kids will love exploring the vast beaches for shells. From shiny and small to shells with unique shapes, Virginia Beach is a beachcomber’s paradise. Make them an accessory to a grand sandcastle or bring them home as a keepsake. Just make sure there are no live animals calling these shells home when you take them as a souvenir.

Let the kids burn off some energy at one of the beach parks. Grommet Island Park is a 15,000-square-foot beach park designed for “everyBODY.” Equipped with wheelchair accessible entrances, a sensory board and more, this park is perfect for all children. Here, kids can build a sandcastle, go for a ride on the dolphin sculpture or climb on the jungle gym. If you’re at Sandbridge Beach, take the kids to Little Island Park. This 122-acre park has plenty of equipment for kids to climb, crawl and slide on.

When you need a break from the sand, bike the nearby boards and trails. Biking is a great way to spend an afternoon by the water. Pedal along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk’s bike path. Not only will you get a little exercise, but you will also experience the heart of Virginia Beach in a fun and relaxing way. Rent bikes, tandems, family bikes, in-line skates and, then cruise the three-mile boardwalk and take in the sights and sounds of Virginia Beach.

Just off the beach, at the resort area, the streets and sidewalks along Atlantic Avenue become a stage when Live! On Atlantic takes over. Live! On Atlantic brings dynamic, family-friendly entertainment to Atlantic Avenue at the Oceanfront resort area.

Experience live entertainment from street musicians, jugglers, magicians and comedians as you stroll down Atlantic Avenue. You’ll be amazed by the high-flying acrobats or want to dance to incredible sounds from live performers on an eight-block corridor of Atlantic Avenue. Keep your eyes peeled for caricature and balloon artists, face painters, living statues and so much more as you discover the world of Live! On Atlantic.

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