Oceanfront Business Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Currently, no boardwalk vendor opportunities are available.  Thank you for your interest. 

Bidding Process

Current bids can be viewed through the DemandStar.com website. The process requires that a profile be created to view the active bids. There is no charge or fee to create a profile. Once a profile has been created, search for Boardwalk under the Active Bids for City of Virginia Beach. 

All those interested in participating during an available season may submit a Bidder's Mailing Li​st Request to the Department of Finance Purchasing Office,  who will then send an official invitation to bid on the requested oceanfront franchise. The phone number is (757) 385-4438. More detailed vendor information can be seen to the right and on the City's business opportunity page

The bidding process is limited to the following franchise opportunities only:

  • Boardwalk Food Vendors
  • Beach Equipment Rentals
  • Beach Photography
  • Guided Horse Tours
No other vending opportunities are available.

This office does not directly participate in assisting individuals in the endeavor of starting their own business. The following links provide helpful details: How to Start a​ Business in Virginia Beach and Obtaining a business license in Virginia Beach.

Vendors interesting in conducting business on private property in the resort area must contact the Zoning Office  for approval. 

​Current Oceanfront Franchise Locations ​​

​Boardwalk Vendor​2nd Street
Boar​dwalk Vendor​6th Street​
​Boardwalk Vendor​8th Street
Boardwalk Vendor​16th Street
​Boardwalk Vendor​18th Street
Boardwalk Vendor​20th Street
Boardwalk Vendor​22nd Street
​Boardwalk Vendor​24th Street
​Boardwalk Vendor​26th Street
​Beach Equipment Rentals​Rudee Inlet - 57th St.
 (on the beach sand)
​Beach Photography (inactive)
2nd - 42nd St.
(beach connector parks)
Guided Horse Tours​​Rudee Inlet - 42nd Street
(on the beach sand)
​The City event contractor is Live! On Atlantic, and Vendors may inquire about event participation opportunities at the following link: http://www.beachstreetusa.com/vendors

Additionally, there are seasonal events on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront boardwalk presented by event organizers who are not associated with the City bidding process.  Please contact other event organizers directly through an internet search.​​​