The Atlantic Coastline of Maryland and Virginia offers a variety of beach experiences - stroll through the surf with wild ponies, surf the waves, parasail above the ocean. Discover your perfect beach holiday at one of our numerous, free public beaches. 

The Virginia Beach Coastline

Virginia Beach boasts over 60 kilometers of beautiful beaches and shoreline, a 5-kilometer iconic American boardwalk and 18,600 acres of nature in two state parks and a national wildlife refuge.

Sandbridge, Virginia Beach

Enjoy a more secluded and relaxed Virginia Beach holiday at Sandbridge, a peaceful hideaway of pristine sand dunes, sea oats and water views. Beach cottages and holiday homes are available for rent.

Outdoor Adventure in Virginia Beach

Explore waterways by kayak or stand up paddleboard, admire the beautiful blue ocean from a boat tour or challenge yourself with a surf lesson. While on the water, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming or playing in their natural habitat.

Shore birds at Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

Because of its mix of marsh, dune and forest habitats and ideal location along the migratory route, the island is host to a wide array of shorebirds, songbirds and waterfowl.

Wild horses at Assateague Island National Seashore

Local folklore describes the island’s wild horses as survivors of a shipwreck. Today, there are two herds separated by a fence at the Virginia-Maryland border.

Cape Charles Beach, Virginia

Located at Cape Charles along Virginia’s Eastern Shore, this beach along the Chesapeake Bay is popular with families as it features calm, shallow waters and few waves.

Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk, Virginia

This 6.5-acre beach park has sandy beaches, a boardwalk and a large bandstand for music, dancing and summer concerts.

Ocean City, Maryland

The beach is the main attraction in this Atlantic Ocean resort town, which stretches just over nine miles and includes a famous wooden boardwalk with arcades, shops and restaurants.

Fishing in Ocean City

This coastal community has a long history of commercial and recreational fishing. Each summer it hosts the White Marlin Open, the largest fishing tournament in the world.

Sunbathing on the beach in Ocean City

With nine miles of beaches stretching along the Atlantic coast, you're bound to find a perfect spot for sunbathing and relaxing.