Little Island Park is a 144-acre beach park in Sandbridge, just north of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge.
The park has a 775-foot beach north of the 400-foot fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. Back Bay, a brackish lake, provides excellent fishing and crabbing along the western border of this unique park.
- Four Picnic Shelters with Charcoal Grills
- Picnic Area with Charcoal Grills
- Lighted Tennis Courts
- Basketball Courts
- Volleyball Court and Beach Volleyball
- Canoe/Kayak Launch Area on Back Bay
- Public Restrooms
- Seasonal Rental Items: kayaks, paddleboards and fishing poles. Items will be available beginning Memorial Day Weekend.
- Seasonal Concessions
- Vending Machines
- Public Use AED
The following items can be checked out of the park office with a driver license or other form of photo identification: badminton equipment, basketballs, baseball bats, corn hole boards and bags, footballs, frisbees, rubber playground balls, soccer balls, volleyballs, volleyball nets and beach wheelchairs.
Hours of Operation:
April 15th - October 31st: 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Lifeguards are on duty daily from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The 400 foot Little Island Fishing Pier is open seven days a week. Enjoy a newly improved pier walkway/railing, enhanced public access, and a new 200 linear foot pier-shoreline connection. Virginia Saltwater Fishing License is not required on the Fishing Pier, but is required to fish from the beach. Visitors must provide their own fishing equipment. Only service dogs are permitted on the pier.
Fishing Pier Fee:
$7 per day (April - October)
Weekly pass: $25
Annual pass: $100
*Children 9 and under are free with paying adult; there is no fee for sightseeing
Parking fees are charged beginning the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
$3 per day for Virginia Beach residents
$5 per day for non-residents
$10 per day for buses/RVs