Gorgeous Beaches in Virginia That You Need to Visit

Virginia doesn’t have a huge amount of coastline (only 112 miles), but what we do have in the state is jam-packed with gorgeous beaches and a plethora of things to do.  These are the best beaches in Virginia.

This guide is divided into three different sections: beaches in Virginia Beach, beaches on the Chesapeake Bay, and other Virginia beaches worth visiting.


Sandbridge is easily one of the most popular beaches in Virginia amongst the locals but it definitely doesn’t garner the attention amongst foreigners or out-of-towners.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach gets 19 million visitors a year, which is more than Miami Beach and almost the same as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island is a 37-mile barrier island that actually is partially in Virginia and partially in Maryland. It is one of the best beaches in Maryland and Virginia both!

First Landing State Park

The most visited state park in Virginia is none other than First Landing State Park, the place where the first English settlers landed on North American soil.

Croatan Beach

Croatan Beach is another beach in the city of Virginia Beach and one that is known for its water activities and surfing.