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Address: Virginia Beach, VA

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Local Surfing Spot

My son loves surfing here...has large paid parking lot...fun to people watch here...has outside showers

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
buffyno1
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pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have family that lives right on the beach st Croatan beach The beach is well maintained and very pretty It's good for little kids cause the waves aren't to big

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Thank loribean
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The sunrise this morning was breathtaking! We were the only ones on the beach. Beautiful fall morning!

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Thank Laura Z
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I enjoy this beach because it isn't as crowded as First Street or the oceanfront. It has great restroom facilities and outdoor showers to rinse off the salt and sand. Plenty of ample parking is available.

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Thank Alexander R
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My son loves surfing here...has large paid parking lot...fun to people watch here...has outside showers

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Thank buffyno1
Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It was so nice and quiet. This beach is not heavy with people and has a lot of houses for sale and rent in the area. We had to drive down the street to find the beach area but if you drive to the end you will eventually find it. You have to pay $5 for parking and you can't... More 

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Thank MrsDavistoyou
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you are looking to surf in VA Beach you should probably make other plans. The beaches here are designed for tourist so they replenish the sand and completely destroy the bottoms, eliminating any chance of a decent break. Also when there is surf Croatan and 1st st are always packed. And most surfers that are there think they are... More 

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Thank Steven M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Croatan Beach after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It is a very clean beach nestled inside a quiet neighborhood. Public parking is only $5 for the whole day, for non-residents of Virginia Beach. Restrooms are right at the parking lot with changing rooms and outside showers. The restrooms were clean, but the changing rooms could use... More 

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

VERY CLEAN BEACH WITH CLEAN WATER. From the beginning of the sand to the water is and estimated 1,000-2,000ft. Very short walk form our home on Croatan Hills Drive. The beach has a slight hill elevation and isn't flat. This doesn't impact the "normal beach experience" at all. WILL VISIT AGAIN

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Thank Holodickt
Camp Hill, PA
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We rented a house for the week about two blocks from the beach. Every day we walked down and could easily find our own area of the beach to take over for a while. No jellyfish, decent surf for bodyboarding, convenient AND uncrowded. Compared to the crowds at the Boardwalk, we were happy we made this choice.

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Thank PSoTD
King George, Virginia
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136 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had no problem finding a parking place on a Saturday in August. The $5 parking fee is cheaper than any place near the boardwalk. There are permanent bathrooms and outdoor showers. The first 200 feet of beach is reserved for surfers and the lifeguards remind them to stay on their side away from the swimmers. Because it is away... More 

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Thank John S

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