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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-422-1587
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good stop in

Cute place to stop in and look around when walking the boardwalk, not a must see but fun if you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen N
Great historical stop in the middle of the strip

Change things up on that beach day when you're looking for a break from the sun or the weather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ff4cures
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Fredericktown, Ohio
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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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coast guard” (84 reviews)
“life saving” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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+1 757-422-1587
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cute place to stop in and look around when walking the boardwalk, not a must see but fun if you have the time.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Change things up on that beach day when you're looking for a break from the sun or the weather. Great spot that covers the history of the surf rescue in the area. Plenty of artifacts, great history lesson on the area. If you're into rescue...More

Thank ff4cures
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We love the idea of changing things up and taking a break! We really appreciate being recognized as a fun place to get out of the weather for a while. That's a perfect way to enjoy our exhibits! Thank you so much for your feedback...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we stopped in to this local museum. The highlights included Virginia Beach by decade, the Shipwreck map, and women in the coast guard. So cool to see how the beach and culture was "back then." They also have a short 3D film and much...More

Thank TravelKat21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have rated this attraction "average" as we found out that it was not handicapped accessible and did not enter it due to that. The rest of the members in our group enjoyed their tour.More

Thank Lertjr
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We have often been frustrated that our beautiful historic structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is not modified with large access ramps. As it was built in 1903...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

You will learn lots in this Surf and Rescue information - things you did not even know you did not know!! Enjoy!

Thank Rita23890
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Very beautiful building, lovely just as inside as it out side, so nice to see old history, and look at what life use to back years ago,

Thank riviera442017
Management response:Responded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your visit this weekend! We are so glad that you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Great way to get some local history on how the rescue of ships got started. Great gift shop with local jewelry and books on ships as well as prints on sea related objects.

Thank V M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Nice small museum. It was very interesting and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. I believe it is staffed with volunteers and they do a good job

Thank Byron T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Gift shop and interesting Old Coast Guard Station. We really found it interesting and learned a lot.

Thank Angelgirl1130
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lot of old artifacts on display. A volunteer guide to get you started on the history of Coast guard lifesaving. Make sure you go up stairs for a peek. Nice, quite cool place.

Thank doodlebug402
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