Homeless people still overtake the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. We stayed at Travelodge and the homeless people took over the benches right in front of us on the boardwalk setting up their umbrellas in the daytime and monopolizing the area in front of the steps to get to the beach. The police don't do a dang thing. We witnessed police handcuffing one of them and taking him away, but leaving the others there. At night, there were 3-4 of them that used the outdoor cafe next door to bed down for the night! I couldn't even sit on our balcony because they were right there! Since my husband golfs in the day and I spend it on the beach, I was very intimidated by these people. September, 2013, I was approached by 3 different homeless people - one asking for money; 2 making rude comments! I discovered Virginia Beach about 6 years ago and loved it and we've been vacationing there every year since! Three years ago, we got married there. We don't plan on making it our vacation spot this year - there are many other beaches to chooose from! Virginia Beach - wake up - give the vacationers back their beach or lose business!