Discover, the Bayfront

Go "Down By The Bay" For Everything From Calm
Waves To A Buzzing Nightlife

The dazzling Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, a hectic Interstate 64, and the never-ending Northampton Boulevard—whichever direction you choose to come from this summer season, travelers heading to Virginia Beach tend to breathe a sigh of relief when finally reaching Shore Drive, also known as Bayfront Virginia Beach. A road that so often symbolizes the finish line for weary travelers, Shore Drive leads you straight to the sun, sand and surf, where that much-needed beach vacation awaits!

Before you bypass this bustling roadway in pursuit of the vibrant Virginia Beach resort area, slow down and take a look around you. Hugging the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Bayfront Virginia Beach offers some jaw-dropping views of its surrounding waters. All of the fun and relaxation to be had lies along this stretch of coastal highway. From popular bars, historic landmarks and calm bay beaches, to the highly acclaimed restaurants and local nightlife—if you want to mingle with the friendly and vivacious residents, Bayfront Virginia Beach is the place to be.

The ultimate highlight of the area is, of course, the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay. The clean, tranquil waters lapping against the shore will bring a sense of calm to any vacationer. Bury your toes in the warm sand, cool off in the refreshing bay, or float peacefully on a little raft. Offering a safe place for children to swim, the bay is a much more relaxing option for a day of water recreation. Views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel only add to the natural beauty.

Looking for a history lesson with some breathtaking scenery? Bayfront Virginia Beach has it covered. In 1607, settlers reached Virginia Beach before making their way to a little area we all know as Jamestown. Head to Fort Story to check out the First Landing cross, a national landmark commemorating the arrival of John Smith and his fellow explorers. Take in the massive Cape Henry lighthouses, or tour the Adam Thoroughgood House near the Lynnhaven River, one of the oldest homes in America.

If eager for an evening out, Bayfront Virginia Beach provides an endless amount of options. From family-friendly seafood joints and local pubs to jazzy martini bars and formal dining galore, this seaside stretch has a little something for every budget and taste. Spend some time with the low-key locals, or make it a night to remember with a gourmet dinner and dancing. However you choose to spend your evening, visitors can always count on a relaxed attitude, friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere.

Head to Bayfront Virginia Beach and experience our region as the locals do. Take a step back, chill out and immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe that is so prevalent along the Chesapeake Bay. You won't regret it for a minute!

Bayfront Listings

Lynnhaven Fish House
2350 Starfish Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA

Takeout Taxi
Over 44 Restaurants Delivering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner to your Hotel Room or Cottage.

TradeWinds Restaurant
2800 Shore Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA