Ok, I am a beach goer. I live in Thailand and know beaches pretty well. This one was not great.
I drove pretty far to get to this because I've heard so much about it. What a disappointment. Maybe it was just Labor Day crowds, but I'll never come here a gain. I am used to Hilton Head, comparably speaking, this was the pits.
It was a melting pot of people. I mean every walk of life, some strange, just camped out, just creepy. The beach was crowded. Really crowded. Water was cool, to cold.
The boardwalk is a sidewalk. There is nothing for sale on the board walk. A few restaurants. Not much. The street that parallels the "board-side walk" is separated from the board walk by a steady stream of huge old hotels. Just wasn't nice. The street is packed with cheesy tourist trap stores. How many "VA Beach" shirts can one sell?
There are a lot of nice beaches in America. This isn't one of them. I would avoid it.
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