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"Beachfront Far From The Maddening Crowd" Virginia Beach Off The Beaten Path Tip by skierk8

Virginia Beach Off The Beaten Path: 23 reviews and 24 photos


For a fascinating outdoor family activity, or a chance to just get out in the open, drive south of Virginia Beach down the coast, through Sandbridge to the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. A wildlife enthusiast paradise. Wander the paths around large ponds teeming with indigenous fish and turtles. See wild ponies grazing around the education shack or flocks of migratory birds including swans. Walk the boardwalks through the marsh grasses to vistas of the backbay while spotting marsh birds and if your quiet, marsh mammals.

Head over to the beach and see what Virginia Beach looked like before the hotels and beach front houses were built. Expansive white sand edged with sea grasses and dunes. Watch where you walk – no not for dog doo-doo (dogs aren’t permitted), during the nesting season from early June through August, sea turtles lay their eggs in the coastal sands of Virginia Beach. Five of the seven species of sea turtles that exist in the world today occur off Virginia’s coast.


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  • Written Nov 14, 2004
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