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Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4325
Phone Number: 757 301-7329
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: This Virginia Beach wildlife refuge offers visitors hiking, biking and...
This Virginia Beach wildlife refuge offers visitors hiking, biking and fishing in a completely natural environment.
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Beauty and Tranquility

Beautiful and tranquil place to collect your thoughts and listen to the wildlife and wave crash. Will definitely go back when back in Sandbridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and tranquil place to collect your thoughts and listen to the wildlife and wave crash. Will definitely go back when back in Sandbridge.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My escape to peace. Love to go here and just sit and watch the bay. Birds, wildlife, and more make it so peaceful and exciting at the same time.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We started in this park ($5 per car load) and ride our bikes through to False Cape (beware of snakes in FC). Back bay has a nice visitor center.

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Va. Beach, VA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is such a nice area, I'm so glad it's preserved. We drove through going to North Carolina, and it was so beautiful, and tranquil. I wish we had been able to stop, but we'll make a trip again to see more of it.

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Overland Park, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed are time here hiking and looking for wildlife. We happened to get to the visitor center just as a group were leaving on a guided hike around the preserve. This turned out to be very worth while, giving us the opportunity to see wildlife that we wouldn't have noticed on our own.

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took the mountain bikes and road for over 10 miles on roads and beach. Hot sunny day but the beach breeze was refreshing. Saw lots of wild life but the high light was watching a turtle digging a hole with its back legs and lay eggs. Mother nature thanks for the show. While riding on the very private beach... More 

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chagrin falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Take the Dune/Seaside and Bay Trails and compare all the flora/fauna and animals you will find. A unique habitat. Would have liked to done the biking trails. Saw snakes, turtles, blue herons, deer, osprey, bunnies and lots of birds while we were there. Someone in our group saw a bald eagle! Bring binoculars, bug spray, water, sun screen. You can... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This refuge is gorgeous. The wild life is amazing, and you can't find better walking paths. They take you all over the refuge and there are several rest decks so you can stop and take in all of the beauty there. It is the most wonderful place to go alone to collect your thoughts, or take a friend. You'll love... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our family loves this place. It is a little piece if heaven. No cars, no beach goers. Its a preserve that you can enjoy walking the beach on the ocean side or the bay side. Lots of picnic places just super hot in the summer. Great place to go in a kayak or a canoe. Lots of wild life to... More 

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Lakewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the wildlife. Great for bird watchers. Peaceful, away from the norm of everyday life. A must place to relax :^) 1992

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Additional Information about Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 4005 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4325
Phone Number: 757 301-7329
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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