Beach & Boat Facilities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In a coastal community, the beach reigns supreme, and we take special care to offer some of the best facilities for you and your family to enjoy.
​​​​At this time the boat ramps and beach facility remains open for public use and in an effort to create social distancing, the City has waived the launch and parking fees until further notice.

Parks remain open for now, although all events in the parks are cancelled. As of Thursday, March 26, ALL playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, basketball and volleyball courts are closed. Visitors should maintain 6-foot distancing and avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more. 

Questions? P​lease refer to this FAQ.

*For the latest updates on Parks & Rec closures and cancellations due to the Coronavirus, visit our Facebook page or the City’s emergency information page​. Individuals may also receive emails from us pertaining to specific programs​. ​

 Beach Access

Little​ Island Park​

Offers beach access for surfing, swimming and fishing and also has playgrounds, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelters and a 400 foot fishing pier right along the Atlantic Ocean. 

Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility 

Offers beach access for swimming and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.​​

Sandbridge Beach Facility​

Located in the northern part of Sandbridge, this new facility offers parking, restrooms, outdoor showers/foot washes, and changing areas. Beach access is available directly across the street.


 Boat Launches

Lake Lawson / Lake Smith Natural Area​

​​​​This 42-acre preserve with more than 12,000 feet of shoreline is located in the Bayside Borough of Virginia Beach at the corner of Shell Road and Northampton Blvd​. ​All boats must have a valid City of Norfolk Boat Permit; the reservoirs of Lake Smith/Lake Lawson are governed by the City of Norfolk​. No fee to launch. ​​​

Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility 

Offers four concrete boat launch lanes for access to the​ Chesapeake Bay.​ ​Launch fees apply.​​

Munden Po​int Park 

Provides access to the North Landing River ​​to launch your boat, kayak or canoe. The park also offers kayak and canoe rentals along with traditional park amenities such as ball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters and a disc golf course.​ Launch fees apply.

Owl Creek Boat Ramp​​

​​Features four concrete boat launch lanes with associated temporary mooring areas offering direct access to Rudee Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean via Owl Creek. No fee to launch.​

Pungo Ferry Landing Park​

New boat ramp provides access to the North Landing River. No fee to launch.

 Municipal Marina

​​Lynnhaven Marina 

Offers a safe and convenient location to keep your boat with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Lynnhaven Inlet. The marina offers 50 slips that are leased on an annual basis to both recr​eational and commercial boaters with craft 36 feet in length or less. 

Call Parks & Natural Areas at 385-2080 to inquire about availability.