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Military Only on the Beach

An ID is required to visit. All visitors must go through a military security checkpoint. A... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anita G
Interesting history

Fort Story is an active Military base. Having the correct ID is a necessity. To get on the base you... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Denise P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An ID is required to visit. All visitors must go through a military security checkpoint. A military ID is required for the beach and most other points. This is a great place to visit. We come every year and highly recommend it.

Thank Anita G
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Fort Story is an active Military base. Having the correct ID is a necessity. To get on the base you have to have go thru a military check point. The history of the lighthouses and the battle at Cape Henry is very interesting. We walked...More

1  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Fort Story today. It is an active military base. They will search your car. Require license, proof of insurance and registration. There is a light house which is the first light house built by the United States. There is a...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Walked over to this beach after visiting the light house and other historical markers which were very interesting. Very secluded beach with seaweed or whatever that was that washed up. Glad we took the walk.

1  Thank MurWI
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Security at this active military fort is top-notch and we appreciated knowing that even though we were delayed we were safe. We were told the lighthouse was closed due to the excessive heat but for a reduced fee of $5 we could go to the...More

Thank blackcat06
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We did a day trip to Fort Story during our Williamsburg vacation. We wanted a descent beach stop, plus I considered staying here in the future. The beach is right next to the Cape Henry Memorial (also worth a stop) and across the street from...More

Thank Buckmarko
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was a pleasant day out to discover a bit of American History and to see the views of Chesapeake Bay. Prepare to go through security for a few minutes because this lighthouse is located on a military facility. Also, be aware that you cannot...More

Thank Mary Jo N
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Historic lighthouses are on an active military base at the north end of VA Beach. Security requested driver's license (not passengers), auto registration and proof of insurance. All riders need to get out of vehicle while car is checked. Fee is $8 to climb the...More

Thank Polka-Dot-Umbrella
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Visit the lighthouse but also beach at Fort Story is a very unique place to visit. If you walk from south(parking on 89th st.) to North you will find 1.5 miles of deserted beach and you will transition from the Atlantic to the mouth of...More

4  Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We came here to visit the lighthouses on the premises. It was a great time touring the lighthouse and learning some history. Also the view from the overlook of the beach and ocean are amazing

Thank Williamhorn20
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