5 Beaches To Visit In Virginia Beach

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Labor Day signals time to savor the last long days of summer with a quick getaway.

I have a perfect idea! Hopping in my Cadillac for a Labor Day weekend spent by the shore. If you’re not able to spend the last weeks of summer in Playa del Rey, it doesn’t mean you can’t spend the weekend playing on a closer coast.


Shaunda Necole Labor Day Virginia Beach Tailgate- Cadillac by the seashore


I’m upgrading my perspective and grabbing all of my beach getaway necessities. It’ll be a smooth ride with everything I need to be placed perfectly in my trunk. 

I’m not willing to let summer go without one more weekend of sun, sand and shore. Starting with my idea of a staycation picnic, ready-set right from my trunk! Followed by a sunset stroll next to calming waters.


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La playa + play in my Cadillac

There’s no place I’d rather be than by the beach this Labor Day weekend and no better getaway companion than my Cadillac crossover SUV for luxury in travel, comfort and unsurpassed style on and off the road.

I’m reserving one day for nothing but sand, surf and play! And you should, too!


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Here are 5 beaches to drive to & explore while in Virginia Beach

1. Virginia Beach Oceanfront, North Beach—My favorite of the sandy bunch. This residential end of the oceanfront is what I call the quiet side. Perfect for beautiful beach house views, dogs at play and long, quiet walks alongside the water. 

Free residential and off-street parking is available here at what we call “The North End”.


2. Virginia Beach Oceanfront, South Beach—This side of the oceanfront holds the heart of the beach with boardwalk shops, hotels, restaurants and amusement parks. Locals often refer to this side as the “Virginia Beach strip”. The South End of Virginia Beach is also home to the city’s first-ever music festival, Something In The Water, as seen HERE and HERE

Important to know that you could end up spending more time at this end of the beach parking when you want to be enjoying the beach!


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3. Croatan Beach—Still part of the city of Virginia Beach’s Atlantic Ocean is this private neighborhood beach. Croatan is a hidden treasure with shores bordering from Lake Wesley and Lake Christine. 

This beach is open to the public and parking is generally easy to access, but does come with a cost.


4. Chic’s Beach—North of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is Chic’s Beach. The eclectic and softer side of the city’s shores from the Chesapeake Bay. With fewer tourists, fewer waves and more locals, Chic’s Beach is the city’s salt life hideaway. 

The neighborhoods surrounding Chic’s Beach don’t offer much room for parking, so it will take a little time to search out metered spaces.


Chics Beach VA Beach VA
Chics Beach


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Shaunda Necole Work Hard & Play Harder On Holiday Weekends With Cadillac By The Shore- The North End Virginia Beach
VA Beach Oceanfront, North Beach


5. Ocean View Beach Park—Maybe 15 miles from the touristy Virginia Beach Oceanfront is the city of Norfolk’s very own beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Here waters are calmer, and so are the crowds. 

This beach is known for its iconic Ocean View Fishing Pier with over 7 miles of scenic coastline. One of the perks of Ocean View is that parking is plenty.


Ocean View Beach Norfolk VA
Ocean View Beach




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The North End, Virginia Beach


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  1. james fowler
    August 30, 2019 / 12:16 am

    I hope this hurricane misses us here in Florida for my hubbys birthday 9/1 and my brother getting married! Hope to get lucky????

  2. Jessica Lodge
    August 30, 2019 / 12:44 am

    I’m not a beach person per say but my kids love it. I think I would like the Ocean View Beach Park for the calmer waters. My kids think they are invincible in the water and it stresses me out!!

    • August 30, 2019 / 9:30 am

      I understand, Jessica! Yes, it’s much easier to keep an eye on them without crashing waves in the water!

  3. Paula D
    August 30, 2019 / 1:21 am

    You always look like you’re having such a good time!

    • August 30, 2019 / 9:31 am

      LOL! I Am—everywhere I go! I love being out and about 😉

  4. Lorna Plant
    August 30, 2019 / 8:02 am

    You inspire me to go to the beach this week-end. Hoping it’s warm enough for a swim

  5. Kim Henrichs
    August 30, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Virginia Beach is such a fun place to visit!! I haven’t been there in awhile but loved every time I did.

    • August 30, 2019 / 9:32 am

      So happy to hear that you’ve visited before! Come back soon 😉

  6. Beth B.
    August 30, 2019 / 9:15 am

    Sweet ride! Lovin’ the Cadillac.

    • August 30, 2019 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Beth! I love my Cadi, too—the ride & the style!

  7. Andrea Darst
    August 30, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    I have a 2007 SRX and absolutely love driving it!

    • August 30, 2019 / 11:47 pm

      Yaasss, Andrea! Such a smooth ride and I get so many compliments on its standout, classy look! What color is your SRX?

  8. slehan
    August 31, 2019 / 12:46 am

    I’d love to go there. Especially in such a fine car.

    • August 31, 2019 / 2:49 am

      Yaasss! Nothing like a road trip in a Cadillac! 😉

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