Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Soak up the atmosphere as you stroll along this oceanfront strip, the heart of Virginia Beach’s dining and entertainment scene.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk stretches for 3 miles (5 kilometers) along Virginia Beach. Lined with bars, restaurants and hotels, this concrete esplanade features an adjacent bike path for cyclists and skaters. Enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant overlooking the ocean, watch buskers perform and inspect the sculptures and monuments along the boardwalk.

Originally stretching for just five blocks, the boardwalk was first built in 1888 as a wooden-planked promenade. Today, the concrete boardwalk is bordered by lovely white Colonial-style street lamps. Sit back and admire the views from one of the numerous benches lining the path. Street entertainers provide entertainment almost every day, while live music is performed on four oceanfront stages every night during the summer.

Take advantage of the Discov-QR Boardwalk Walking Tour, a free interactive walking tour covering some of the boardwalk’s highlights. Scan the QR codes on featured attractions to watch informative videos.

At 14th Street, look for the popular Virginia Beach Pier, open from April to October. Pay the fee to fish on this traditional pier or simply walk to the end to enjoy ocean views. Take the kids across the street to the Atlantic Fun Park. This small but enjoyable park features a variety of rides.

Take a photo with the famous King Neptune statue located at the gateway to Neptune Festival Park. Standing 34 feet (10 meters) tall, this imposing bronze statue also features depictions of dolphins, fish, a lobster and an octopus.

Discover the region’s maritime heritage at the Old Coast Guard Station. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this early 20th-century building houses a collection of more than 1,800 artifacts and 1,000 photographs related to Coast Guard services, World War II and other aspects of the area’s coastal history.

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is located in the center of Virginia Beach’s resort area, stretching 40 blocks from Rudee Inlet to 40th Street. Expect the atmosphere to be liveliest on weekends during the summer. Don’t miss this icon of Virginia Beach.

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Top Hotels Close to Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Sea View Hotel
Sea View Hotel
2 out of 5
2109 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
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The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district, just steps from Nightmare Mansion and Pacific Avenue. Virginia Beach Boardwalk ...
3.5/5 Good! (936 reviews)
"Centrally located. Easy walk to shops/restaurant/bars. Clean. Basic. Comfortable beds/pillows. Friendly staff. Nice balcony with chairs to take in the salt air and beautiful views. Very close to Convention center and Vibe District!"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2021

Sea View Hotel
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
3 out of 5
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $106 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 29
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Pacific Avenue. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,252 reviews)
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Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
4 out of 5
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $178 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Seabreeze Beach, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Pacific Avenue. ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,052 reviews)
"I like that the property was directly on the beach and had great food choices. Staff was responsive to requests and questions."

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2021

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
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Best Lodging Options Near Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Sea View Hotel
Sea View Hotel
2 out of 5
2109 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Sea View Hotel
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
3 out of 5
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $106 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 29
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
4 out of 5
3001 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $178 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
2.5 out of 5
3107 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $153 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
3 out of 5
2705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $125 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
2015 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $147 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Coastal Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3421 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $137 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $114 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
3 out of 5
2809 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.