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Old 07-05-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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I'd like to make a beach trip through Virginia on the way to the Smokies, and I'm wondering if there are other nice but lesser known beaches than Virginia Beach? I fear the already touristy beach is going to be swamped because no one's going to the gulf this year!
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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If we tell you then it'll be full of tourist!!!!


JK Sandbridge is great, but parking is a hassle.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Sandbridge is really good. I doubt the tourists will ever overrun the place though as it is kinda off the beaten path, away from the hotels and attractions.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:31 PM
 
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Sandbridge, park at Little Island Park.

Croatan, park at Camp Pendleton lot.

The beaches haven't been any more crowded than usual though.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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If we tell you then it'll be full of tourist!!!!


JK Sandbridge is great, but parking is a hassle.
Send them to the bay... I barely found parking at Sandbridge last weekend.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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I'm relatively new to VB & I was told that I should head over to Sandbridge to get away from the crowds. Well, my husband & I went to Sandbridge & I found that it was far more crowded than the Oceanfront. The parking was horrendous & apparantly you can only swim in certain designated areas because of the lifeguards. I'm sorry, but I was a lifeguard for 10 years & am still a competitive swimmer...I don't need some hot shot little 19 year old telling me I have to swim in his area so he can save me if I drown. If I'm drowning, his little 130 pound body couldn't save me...he'd be dragged under...same as me.

I've decided to hang around at the oceanfront from now on. I've found around 67th ave is the best area.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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I'm from the beach here. Isn't 67th where rhe private beaches start? Or is that down a little ways?
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I'm relatively new to VB & I was told that I should head over to Sandbridge to get away from the crowds. Well, my husband & I went to Sandbridge & I found that it was far more crowded than the Oceanfront. The parking was horrendous & apparantly you can only swim in certain designated areas because of the lifeguards. I'm sorry, but I was a lifeguard for 10 years & am still a competitive swimmer...I don't need some hot shot little 19 year old telling me I have to swim in his area so he can save me if I drown. If I'm drowning, his little 130 pound body couldn't save me...he'd be dragged under...same as me.

I've decided to hang around at the oceanfront from now on. I've found around 67th ave is the best area.
Yea, and a navy seal was hauled out of the water during a rip tide warning. Doesn't matter how well you swim or what your previous occupation was, you will drown and if there is a lifeguard to pull your lifeless body out of the water, at least someone decided to drag you in instead of feeding the fish.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Sandbridge Beach, VA
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Default Sandbridge!!!

Sandbridge Beach is a great getaway from the touristy-side of Virginia Beach!
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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I don't think it's a private beach at 67th. But I'm not positive.
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