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Parking is kinda hard to find. But if you want to forgo the usual crowded beach. This is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Do not come here you wont like it

Actually its awesome, best beach ever, just trying to keep it local. Everyone is super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jessica J
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“secret beach” (2 reviews)
Virginia Beach, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is kinda hard to find. But if you want to forgo the usual crowded beach. This is the place to go for sure

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Actually its awesome, best beach ever, just trying to keep it local. Everyone is super friendly and you can drive/drink/ cookout/ basically do whatever you want on this beach. Not too crowded and hopefully it will stay that way

1  Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is the local beach that locals probably don't want tourists to know about. There is a shower area and bathrooms and parking is reasonable. Right now parking is $5 all day or $3 with Virginia Beach resident ID.

Thank 1beachfun
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Not many people know about Croatan. It's in a neighborhood. If you go all the way down, they do have public parking. It offers very nice restroom and shower facilities.

Thank vbsunshine610
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A lot of parking at the South End makes visiting here easy. The beach has life guards in the summer.

Thank LisaSmith703
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

My boys did a Surfing Camp at this beach. The beach was clean and there were plenty of lifeguards on duty. The downfall was that there were biting flies when the wind was blowing towards the ocean. I'm guessing it had something to do with...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are looking for a quiet beach away from the crowds, Croatan is a good place to go. Not many people know about it. It's serviced by a parking lot, but there aren't many commercial opportunities in the area. Also, it's not far from...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a small, lovely beach, when can get crowded, but can be quite private depending on when you go. The feeling is smaller like an island (that is not surrounded by water). If you are visiting or renting here, the walk to the beach...More

1  Thank 2FOODY2017
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Lots of surfers to watch! Free public restrooms and lifeguards-have to pay for parking-VB locals get discount

Thank joysprenkle
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a small beach, located within a very high-rent subdivision. As I remember, the beach is only ~ 1/10 mile wide with fences across the sand at both ends. It is served by a municipal parking lot which charges a nominal fee. There are...More

2  Thank MisterEd7
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Taylor R
27 June 2017|
Response from joysprenkle | Reviewed this property |
Yes I've seen locals walk their dogs there before-there are lifeguards there during day in summer