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Address: Virginia Beach, VA

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Local Surfing Spot

My son loves surfing here...has large paid parking lot...fun to people watch here...has outside showers

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
buffyno1
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son loves surfing here...has large paid parking lot...fun to people watch here...has outside showers

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Thank buffyno1
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so nice and quiet. This beach is not heavy with people and has a lot of houses for sale and rent in the area. We had to drive down the street to find the beach area but if you drive to the end you will eventually find it. You have to pay $5 for parking and you can't... More 

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Thank MrsDavistoyou
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking to surf in VA Beach you should probably make other plans. The beaches here are designed for tourist so they replenish the sand and completely destroy the bottoms, eliminating any chance of a decent break. Also when there is surf Croatan and 1st st are always packed. And most surfers that are there think they are... More 

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Thank Steven M
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We went to Croatan Beach after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It is a very clean beach nestled inside a quiet neighborhood. Public parking is only $5 for the whole day, for non-residents of Virginia Beach. Restrooms are right at the parking lot with changing rooms and outside showers. The restrooms were clean, but the changing rooms could use... More 

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2 Thank Sunitha K
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

VERY CLEAN BEACH WITH CLEAN WATER. From the beginning of the sand to the water is and estimated 1,000-2,000ft. Very short walk form our home on Croatan Hills Drive. The beach has a slight hill elevation and isn't flat. This doesn't impact the "normal beach experience" at all. WILL VISIT AGAIN

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Thank Holodickt
Camp Hill, PA
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We rented a house for the week about two blocks from the beach. Every day we walked down and could easily find our own area of the beach to take over for a while. No jellyfish, decent surf for bodyboarding, convenient AND uncrowded. Compared to the crowds at the Boardwalk, we were happy we made this choice.

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Thank PSoTD
King George, Virginia
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133 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We had no problem finding a parking place on a Saturday in August. The $5 parking fee is cheaper than any place near the boardwalk. There are permanent bathrooms and outdoor showers. The first 200 feet of beach is reserved for surfers and the lifeguards remind them to stay on their side away from the swimmers. Because it is away... More 

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Thank John S
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Outdoor showers to hose the sand off, flushing toilets, and a reasonably quick walk to the beach with $5 parking. Well worth the money. We arrived at noonish and the beach and water was fairly crowded/busy but people started clearing out by 2pm. We felt like we were alone in the world by 4pm even though it was still 86... More 

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1 Thank Sara H
Farmington, New Mexico
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I was skeptical coming to Virginia Beach because of its populatrity and the fear of it being crowded. However, Croatan Beach was not very crowded at all. We had an absolute blast, the waves are great and the beach was beautiful and clean! There were also a lot of dolphins, which was amazing to see! They even swam fairly close... More 

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1 Thank Victoria H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Croatan beach is a great place for the whole family. I brought my 10 year old son there and we had a blast! There is a designated area for surfing and swimming

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