5 Beaches for Sun Fun

Virginia Beach boardwalk - three miles of fun featuring a separate bike path, making it ideal for strolling, rollerblading and biking
Plan a classic beach vacation at Ocean City, Maryland
Cape Charles Beach, Virginia
Assateague Island National Seashore
From Virginia Beach to Ocean City, discover the Capital Region’s scenic shores.

Virginia Beach

The world’s longest pleasure beach sits on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The city is known for surfing, beach volleyball and more.

Assateague Island 

This barrier island straddles Maryland and Virginia. It’s best known for wild ponies, marsh reserves and sandy beaches, and it’s an ideal spot for kayaking and birding.

Cape Charles Beach

Set on Virginia’s eastern shore, this Chesapeake Bay beach’s shallow waters make it a great stop for families, as well as kite boarders, jet skiers and kayakers.

Sandy Point State Park

This Maryland park is a hit with swimmers, fishers, crabbers, boaters and wildlife watchers with great opportunities for spotting a variety of waterfowl.

Ocean City

A 10-mile strip of Atlantic coastline, Ocean City offers beachfront hotels, shops, restaurants and a popular boardwalk.

BOARDWALKS

With refreshing sea air, amusement rides and sweet treats, boardwalks are easy to love. Virginia Beach’s boardwalk celebrates the ocean with a statue of Neptune, crab shacks and nautical-themed shops. Ocean City’s promenade includes a 1902 carousel and a museum devoted to shipwrecks.
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