Explore Capital Region Beaches
The Atlantic Coastline of Maryland and Virginia offers a variety of beach experiences - stroll through the surf with wild ponies, kayak with dolphins, surf the waves, parasail above the ocean, or simply relax on the warm sand. Discover your perfect beach holiday at one of our numerous, free public beaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean City, Maryland offers plenty of activities both on and off the water - from the 3-mile-long boardwalk to sightseeing water tours - you're bound to find plenty of fun in the sun.
Surfing and paddleboarding are popular activities along the region's Atlantic beaches.
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.
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.