Virginia Beach is a town and resort in coastal Virginia, with its coast made up of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It would be the perfect destination for a traditional family beach holiday – there are fantastic beaches close to Virginia Beach vacation rentals, as well as a wealth of amenities and attractions that would appeal to visitors of all ages.
The shoreline close to Virginia Beach vacation accommodation offers a fantastic, wide sandy beach perfect for swimming and sunbathing, together with a host of different activities. Surfing is popular here, particularly in August when surfers from around the world visit the beach for the oldest contest in the United States. Lining the beach is a three-mile long boardwalk, offering restaurants, shops and family attractions.
A great attraction to visit close to Virginia Beach self-catering vacation accommodation would be the Cape Henry Lighthouse. This structure dates to the late-18th Century and can be climbed to enjoy scenic views of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coast. Another excellent day out is offered by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, which is home more than 300 different exhibits in tanks boasting more than 700,000 gallons of water. Continuing the marine theme, you can take chartered whale and dolphin watching trip at Virginia Beach.
For landlubbers there are a host of first-rate golf courses within a small radius of vacation rentals in Virginia Beach. Among them are Ocean View, Lambert’s Point, Riverfront, Bayville, Cypress Point and Eagle Haven. Ocean View has regularly been rated the top course in the Norfolk area and dates back to 1929.
If you hold an interest in the history of military seafaring then it could be worth making the short drive from Virginia Beach to neighbouring Norfolk, which is practically synonymous with the navy. Here you could take a guided tour of the Naval Station, offering the chance to see aircraft carriers and battleships. Across the bay is Hampton, which features the Virginia Air & Space Center, boasting a wealth of preserved aircraft and a 3D IMAX Theatre.
At Virginia Beach self-catering accommodation you’ll be able to enjoy a humid subtropical climate, bringing beach weather from May to September. The hottest month here is July when temperatures rise above 30 degrees. The remainder of the year is mild, with cool night-time temperature in mid-winter.
Travelling from the UK, you could fly from London-Heathrow (LHR) with British Airways to Washington-Dulles (IAD), before connecting to Norfolk International Airport (ORF) with United Express and making the half-hour car trip on to self-catering vacation rentals in Virginia Beach.