– Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach outdoor activities

Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Virginia Beach

From land to sea, there are no shortage of adventures to embrace the great outdoors when you visit Virginia Beach. Here are our top 10 outdoor adventures.

Kayaking and Paddling

With over 121 navigable miles of waterways and 35 miles of ocean and bay beaches, Virginia Beach is teeming with kayak and paddleboard destinations. Imagine being surrounded by nothing but tranquil waters, pristine landscapes and even some aquatic wildlife.

Waverunners and Jet Skis 

If you are looking for an exciting day on the water, you can find waverunners and jet ski rentals up and down the beach. Let the breeze blow through your hair as you hit speeds of up to 45 miles per hour on a one- or two-person jet ski.


Virginia Beach is the birthplace of East Coast surfing so get out there and catch a wave. Whether it’s your first time, and you’re learning with an instructor, or you’re a seasoned surfer, there’s nothing like the experience of riding the swell.


What better way to indulge in fresh, local seafood than to catch it yourself! From saltwater to freshwater, Virginia Beach has fishermen-friendly piers and charter boats to cast your line and reel in a catch that will have a story to remember.


The most exhilarating views of Virginia Beach can be found 800 feet above the sand and surf. Parasailing adventures are both exciting and safe, and there are many places in Virginia Beach to take advantage of this extreme activity.


There are miles of hiking trails to explore with varying lengths, terrain and difficulties. From shimmering waterways and marshlands to a vast array of wildlife, there’s so much to see when hiking in Virginia Beach.


Virginia Beach has over 200 miles of bike trails that are perfect for all ages and abilities. Bike by the water, near landmarks on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and through a number of natural surroundings at our local and state parks.


Spend the night under the stars at one of Virginia Beach’s campgrounds or campsites. The perfect retreat into nature, there’s a camping experience for any style—ranging from “roughing it” to staying in rustic cabins.


Ziplining is the perfect way for adrenaline seekers to get a bird’s-eye view of Virginia Beach’s wooded surroundings. Ziplining is great for all ages and skill levels as it requires no prior experience.


Experience a tee time by the sea when you golf in Virginia Beach. The city has almost 200 holes of golf to choose from, including courses designed by some golf’s most notable legends. Virginia Beach golf courses are sure to challenge your game.

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