Shore Drive Area
The Why: Local beach, young families, laid back, easy access to transportation and shopping
Fabulous Finds: Pleasure House Point, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, HK on The Bay, Bay Local, A Bite of Maine, Citrus, Cape Henry Lighthouse
Though locals may not often recommend Chesapeake Beach (aka Chic’s Beach), many believe it to be the best beach in the city!! It's wonderful for every age! There are plenty of water recreation options, and since it is a smaller coastal town you don't lose the close knit, laid back beach vibe! That's exactly the beauty of this area: it is located away from the tourist filled beaches, there is the calmness of a bay, and the option for numerous restaurants that will delight any palette! If you are more of a history buff, or just enjoy a historic area, you will love the historical "Pleasure House" area! At one point, it was the talk of the town for gambling and gossip! Additionally, you can venture to the Cape Henry lighthouse for a spectacular view of the beach and surrounding areas! If you like a more upbeat vibe, there is the popular Chic's Beach Festival, which energizes the area with live music, multiple food trucks, and of course...spirits!!!
Attractions in Virginia Beach