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“Wonderful gift shop”

Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Ranked #12 of 128 things to do in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Coastal history is alive and thriving at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. Standing proudly at 24th Street on the Boardwalk, the museum building itself is a Virginia Beach icon on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore lots of fun exhibits and a great gift shop right on the boardwalk!
Reviewed March 9, 2013

This little place is right on the boardwalk and is well worth stopping into. I bought some note cards made by a local artist who placed an original photo on the front of each one.. for example, sea glass, starfish, crabs, sunrise, ocean, etc. There is a museum with a guided tour for a small fee. The two ladies who work in the shop are quite friendly and the gift shop offers items a cut well above the tourist fare.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

this tresure is one of a kind . to see old school photo's back in the day .50's 60,&70,s you can tell how much the beach has changed.
go for a walk thur then go eat at the jewish mother hilltop a va beach Icon.

Thank Scottymiller
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

For the cost, we were happy. Our tour guide spoke way too fast and we feel we missed alot. There were very interesting exhibits show us the lfe cycle of the VA Beach gaurds.

Thank mymoose
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I spent a couple hours here and thought it was quite informative and interesting. Rather than just walking around the one-room display downstairs, the $4 entry fee includes a brief tour - about 15-20 minutes, but the history of the life-saving as well as techniques used are explained. Then you are free to explore the 2nd floor which has some displays about the Coast Guard over the years. The entire place is small, but I learned a lot and have a greater respect for what the Coast Guard does on a regular basis.

Thank IntlHousesitter
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The size of the Old Coast Guard Station belies the numbers of treasures inside. Volunteers are usually on handto help with history and lore of the Coast Guard Station and its terricic attendants over the years. It was moved from a site slightly north in order to provide the station with its own museum-like ambience. Photographs and substantial memorabilia make it a fascinating place to visit. The gift shop is full of books and other objects to take home as reminders of a special place.

Thank grace16366
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