Welcome to Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Virginia Beach is in Virginia, by Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This where the beach meets history. Before there was a Plymouth Rock, the Jamestown settlers crossed the ocean and landed here. Virginia Beach is a creature of the sea, and everywhere you look, Neptune rules. Literally.
Original colonists stepped off their boats onto what is now First Landing State Park. It’s the perfect place to camp, picnic, swim or hike on 20 miles of trail. See the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, which served to warn of possible danger. Virginia Beach’s three-mile boardwalk has plenty of fishing, shops and restaurants. Guarding the Boardwalk are the Norwegian Lady, a statue to remember the lives lost in a 1981 shipwreck, and a statue of King Neptune. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center exhibits marine and plant life indigenous to the ocean and Chesapeake Bay. Twelve miles of ocean-front beach provide year-round fun and entertainment.
Wherever you stroll around Virginia Beach, you’re never far from the ocean. Take a break and enjoy the freshest seafood at local restaurants. Your Virginia Beach photographer can commemorate the history created by this ocean, but take care. Neptune is always watching.