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Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Virginia Beach, VA
Activities: Biking
Description: This three-mile concrete promenade is always busy with bicyclists...
This three-mile concrete promenade is always busy with bicyclists, strollers, diners and people-watchers. During the summer, three oceanfront stages offer nightly entertainment.
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Beautiful views, very friendly people and great selection of hotels, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Music and ongoing events throughout the summer and fall. Wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, very friendly people and great selection of hotels, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Music and ongoing events throughout the summer and fall. Wonderful Boardwalk which you can enjoy year round. It is very family friendly with many activities for every age especially during the summer. They even have a corral for horseback riding on the beach sunrise to... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The boardwalk in Virginia Beach is long, wide and clean. We enjoyed our time at the beach and would go back. Temperatures in August were perfect for us and the water was warm. Worth a visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Living in Virginia Beach is a delight with the wonderful Boardwalk which we enjoy year round.It is very family friendly and safe.There are many activities for all especially during the summer season.It is the perfect place to exercise, running, walking, or using the bike trail. The Boardwalk is maintained well, and has a handicap access playground and ramps to the... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great views and surface to walk on. Best surprise corral for horseback riding on the beach sunrise to sunset weather permitting. they're set up off season on beach south of Neptune statue 31st street & the oceanfront...$50. Per half hour, less per hour and discounts for more people riding together 757.289.5470

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Heathsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very nice in the summer but very crowded. Lots to do and lots to see. One big drawback there is a very busy Naval Airbase only about four miles away and in the summer it can be very noisy.

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Jarratt, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The review is only accurate for this extremely unusual weather here in Virginia Beach. We are currently experiencing temperatures that haven't been seen here since the late 1970s. With that in mind the beach is covered in ice-encased snow. EVERYTHING is frozen. It's beautiful and quiet, peaceful and pleasant. The only downside to being here is that the ice and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The boardwalk is pretty nice - my only change would be that bicycles and skateboards are prohibited when there are crowds on the boardwalk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I lived in Virginia Beach for a few years. This is very busy place. The beach water is not the best water but it's clean. Beautiful strip.

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Heathsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My first visit to this boardwalk was in April and I fell in love with it! I went back again this past weekend and still loved it! Even in the cold of winter it's still a beautiful walk! In the summertime it has numerous great shops and restaurants. It's nice to walk along the beach without getting covered in sand!!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The boardwalk has been improved significantly over the years . The bikes now have a separate parallel trail and the cement "boardwalk" is much wider. Natural areas separate the two paths and with flowers and tropical plantings. A very nice place for a walk along the wide beach.

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